Release WLRN employees to allow radio/tv union to represent them

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Release WLRN employees to allow radio/tv union to represent them

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Public Broadcasting Watchdog started this petition to AFSCME Local 1184 President Sherman Herny and

The mission of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is appreciated but broadcast media has changed, AFSCME is unsuitable for the employees of WLRN, a department of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Professional broadcasters need to be represented by a professional radio and television union.  AFSCME should release WLRN employees.   WLRN has unfairly branched off into three different companies and bypass union rules: 1.) Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 2.) Friends of WLRN, Inc.  3.) (Herald News) South Florida Public Media Company, Inc.   Employees from each work side-by-side but WLRN (MDCPS) staff - the people you hear on the air everyday - are being mistreated, bullied and forced to work in deplorable conditions, reduced to either as part-time employees or independent contractors, meanwhile Friends and Herald staff enjoy fulltime benefits, generous salaries, overtime pay and yearly bonuses.  A professional radio and television union can bring this inequality to an end and make a positive impact on the community. 

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This petition had 80 supporters