IATSE Decertified At Sinclair Station, KBOI, In Boise, Idaho
BALTIMORE, May 1, 2017 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”) announced today that on March 7, 2017, employees of its station in Boise, ID, KBOI (CBS/CW), filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) to decertify the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (“IATSE”) Local Union 99. On April 5, 2017, a secret ballot election was held. A majority of employees who voted elected to no longer have representation by IATSE. On April 14, KBOI received official notice from the NLRB that it had certified the results of the election and that IATSE is no longer the exclusive representative of the employees in that bargaining unit.
“Sinclair is committed to providing all its employees optimum working conditions and opportunities for advancement,” commented Robert Truman, KBOI/KYUU General Manager. “The employee’s election decision illustrates the trust and confidence in the management of KBOI, and we are appreciative to have the support of our people.”
KBOI is one of 173 television stations owned and operated, programmed or provided sales services by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified broadcasters in the country. It is a leading local news provider and producer of live sports, whose content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair regularly uses its website as a key source of company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.