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--- Mar 24 1999 Go to category
Subject: GMA appearance - strike at abc
Category: General Questions
From: Bill Philips (Upstate NY)

I love pat but is he aware that GMA's network (ABC) is involved in some very anti-labor activities. They have locked out union workers that are making quite reasonable requests. I thought pat said that he read Zinn's "A Peoples History of the US". I was convinced that pat was very politically aware. A POSITIVE guy like pat don't need to be hanging around the negative crowd at ABC.

Pat’s Answer:

the piece that was shown on abc's good morning america on nov. 27th was actually taped on aug. 18th - a few months before the strike.

as a member of the musicians union, i would not have been able to cross the picket line if it had been scheduled to be a live performance. i wouldn't have played that day with the strike going on.

but to be totally honest, i live very close to where the strike has been going on, and i have been listening to those striking guys incessantly blowing their whistles and sirens full blast outside the management offices 24 hours a day for the past 6 weeks, and i am pretty much sick of the inconsiderate way they have imposed the implementation of their strike on not just the abc managment, but the entire area. i will be very glad when it is resolved, less for political reasons, than that i would love to get some sleep!