It’s been a bad week, bad month, bad year for CNN, hasn’t it?
First was their settlement for an alleged but unconfirmed 8-figure settlement in the defamation case filed by teenager Nick Sandmann.
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Now comes payment of $76 million in the “largest monetary remedy” in National Labor Relation Board history.
Wait, I thought CNN and the Democrats liked Unions?
Oh right, I get it….only when it doesn’t apply to them!
Just more “Do as I say, not as I do” liberals, right?
Check this out:
CNN's prime time hosts can only hope it will be better in the new building.
As CNN prepares to move its prime time studios and operations to a glitzy new building at New York City's brand new--and widely reviled--Hudson Yards development, the network saw its prime time lineup drop 26% in April compared to the same month one year ago. CNN's total audience in prime time was well under a million viewers--767,000--while competitors MSNBC and Fox News finished the month far ahead: MSNBC in second place overall with 1.660 million total viewers, and Fox News leading all of cable with a total audience of 2.395 million.
April ranks as CNN's lowest-rated month among total viewers in nearly four years, since October 2015. CNN's Cuomo Primetime, which has been the network's highest-rated hour, drew a total audience of 917,000 viewers in April, the show's worst-ever performance.
Among viewers 25-54, the demographic most coveted by national advertisers, the falloff for CNN was even more stark: down 41 percent. CNN drew 198,000 viewers in the demo, behind MSNBC (255,000) and Fox News (389,000). All three networks saw year-over-year declines in April, with MSNBC down 36% and FNC down 19%.
Here's more from the NY Times:
WarnerMedia's news channel CNN, owned by AT&T Inc, on Friday agreed to pay $76 million in backpay to settle a long-standing dispute over the termination of a contract with camera operators Team Video Services (TVS).
The settlement would bring an end to an over 16-year-long dispute that began when CNN canceled the contract with TVS without consulting the two unions representing the employees, and hired new ones to perform the tech work at its bureaus in Washington D.C. and New York City.
The settlement is the "largest monetary remedy" in the history of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), NLRB said.
After a judge found the channel's actions violated the National Labour Relations Act, NLRB had ordered CNN to bargain with the unions and provide backpay in 2014.
"The settlement demonstrates the board's continued commitment to enforcing the law and ensuring employees who were treated unfairly obtain the monetary relief ordered by the board," NLRB's general counsel Peter Robb said.
CNN did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.