Monthly Archives: December 2010

Morning Show pledge total nearly $50K; new 8 am show alienates listeners

Your responses to our PLEDGE TO BRING BACK THE MORNING SHOW with Aimee Allison, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, David Bacon and all the other wonderful original Morning Show staff have been amazing! Our goal was $80,000 in pledges, and in the short time since our call went out, we have received nearly $50,000 in pledges. THANK YOU LISTENERS! Our plan is to present what we have to Pacifica management and see what can be worked out. Stay tuned. If you haven’t pledged yet, please consider doing so. Or, if you are able, we hope you’ll consider an additional year-end amount. And remember: … Continue reading

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KPFA labor programmer David Bacon speaks out

Morning Show labor programmer David Bacon issued this letter about the terminations of hosts Aimee Allison and Brian Edwards-Tiekert, and KPFA’s union’s request for other staff to support them. Bacon says he believes “that the union contract and the labor rights of those two people have been violated. Their request is like a picketline…and in solidarity, I won’t cross it.” Bacon asks listeners to write Pacifica on the matter. The South Bay Central Labor Council, the umbrella organization for over 100 unions and 110,000 workers in Santa Clara and San Benito counties, has unanimously passed a resolution supporting KPFA’s workers … Continue reading

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SF Board of Supervisors and Berkeley City Council to consider KPFA

On Tuesday, December 14, both San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and Berkeley’s City Council will consider resolutions in support of fair labor negotiations with KPFA’s staff and local control of programming. Can you take a moment to add your voice in support? To see San Francisco’s resolution and email its supervisors, CLICK HERE. The meeting takes place Tuesday in SF City Hall starting at 2 pm (item is likely to come up around 4 pm). To see Berkeley’s resolution and email its councilmembers, CLICK HERE The meeting takes place Tuesday in Berkeley Council Chambers, 2134 MLK Jr Way at 7 … Continue reading

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Pledge to Restore the Morning Show

Pacifica’s executive director told the City of Berkeley Commission on Labor that she did not anticipate any further layoffs at KPFA. It now appears that was untrue: more layoffs are imminent. Thanks to all of you who have been responding to SaveKPFA’s pledge drive to restore the Morning Show and protect all locally-controlled programming. We’ll total the amount and present it to Pacifica management as part of a special fund. This pledge will go in its entirety to KPFA.  LEARN MORE: PLEDGE ONLINE | PLEDGE BY MAIL Protestors also gathered outside of Pacifica headquarters today, World AIDS Day, to present … Continue reading

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