Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced today that the Company received notice from the International Union, UAW and its local union number 1811 "disclaiming interest" in representing Sinclair employees that provide services to WEYI-TV (NBC 25). The union had represented nearly 30 employees providing services to the station and was in the middle of a two year contract agreed upon by both parties when the union notified Sinclair on June 6, 2016 that they would no longer represent the employees.
"We are proud of our culture, the professional environment we provide and the competitive benefits, compensation and many opportunities we offer our employees. We are very pleased that our employees prefer to deal directly with management rather than through a third party," commented Chad Conklin, General Manager of Sinclair-owned WSMH, which provides services to WEYI pursuant to a joint sales agreement. "This is the type of relationship we prefer to have with our employees and appreciate their trust as we continue to invest in them."
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, the Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 484 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
Source : prnewswire.com