Union Disclaims Interest In KHQA In Quincy, Illinois
QUINCY, Ill., Oct. 10, 2019 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced today that it received notice from The International Chemical Workers Union (ICWU) disclaiming interest in representing employees that provide services to KHQA. After representing employees for over seven (7) years, the ICWU notified the CBS affiliate that due to “a lack of interest from bargaining unit employees,” it will no longer represent the bargaining unit. The most recent contract covered a three (3) year period ending October 19, 2019.
“We are grateful for the trust our people put in us and we believe this is the result of our culture, the benefits provided by Sinclair and the many opportunities we have within the company causing employees to see no value in a third party representing their interests,” commented Sharon Merrell, General Manager of KHQA.
Sinclair is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The company owns and/or operates 23 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. 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.
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