12/11/2007

AMPTP's Union Buster FIRED

Jane Hamsher at FireDogLake reports that Fabiani & Lehane, the formerly-Democratic PR firm, has been canned by SEIU Local 99 and will have lost all of its union clients by week's end. From Jane's post:

"By the end of the week, I believe Chris Lehane will have no union clients because of his work for the AMPTP," says SEIU President Andy Stern, who confirms that all Change to Win Unions are severing ties with Lehane. "His days are numbered in the labor movement." ... Change to Win unions include the Teamsters, Laborers, SEIU, Carpenters & Joiners, United Farm Workers, Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE HERE.
There is a limit to what you can do and still work for progressive organizations. In contracting out as a strike buster for the AMPTP, Lehane has definitely crossed it.
That's the funny thing about using the word "organizers" as a slur. Organizers don't take kindly to that.

7 comments:

Captain Obvious said...

This is great news.


Supporting the fear-mongering Ebenezer Scrooges at the AMPTP ought to have consequences...

James said...

Labor guy goes to work for management? Who in labor wants a fucking scab "working" for them? Geez. Easy question.

Marc said...

Both sides need to get their heads out of their respective rectums and settle this thing NOW! It seems that neither side cares about the people that they're hurting who are neither writers OR producers! Hurry up-END THIS!!

Marc

Skyfleur said...

Do we know if SAG is still represented bu Fabiani and Lehane ? They need to fire them. Cause the improbable situation of F&L being on both sides when SAG starts negotiating its contract need to be resolved in advance.

willow said...

skyfleur... really? I think that F&L working both sides of a SAG/AMPTP negotiation would be AMAZING. It would be the greatest programming I could ask for.

maynotlast said...

How come there is no mention of this in the mainstream press? Lots of new info from the AMPTP about how the WGA is starting to crack, but nothing about Fabiani & Lehane having their asses handed to them by some of their other union clients. Are the AMPTP's PR guys so good they can squelch news of their own sacking? If anyone has seen this news anywhere else but Nikki Finke or DailyKos please let me know.

cmurray said...

they own the media outlets, so I'm not surprised we don't hear more pro- wga on the major outlets.