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|--- Mar 24 1999 Go to category|
|Subject:||GMA appearance - strike at abc|
|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.
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!