More On ABC’s DC Layoffs

Broadcasting & Cable offers some more details on the story first reported by FishbowlDC last week.

One interesting nugget:

    The cuts concerned union staffers currently in contract negotiations with the network. ABC has made no secret of wanting to change its seniority system to factor computer skills into the equation and allow it to retain workers with the computer skills the network feels it needs to keep it competitive in a digital world.

    The union sees the strategy as a way, instead, of getting rid of higher-paid, more senior workers in favor of lower-paid, younger ones.