Writers To Rally Outside CBS News With Bagpipes

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If you were listening closely during this morning’s Early Show on CBS, you probably heard the dirge of bagpipes. Why bagpipes? “To mark the slow death of quality news at CBS,” says the Writers Guild of America East chapter, who staged the rally outside the Early Show studios to “call attention to the declining quality of news at CBS, quality they assert will further decline if CBS is successful in its contract negotiation demand to take newswriters/producers out of the union, under which protection they have worked for more than 40 years.”

CBS News staffers have been working without a contract since April 1, 2005

Next stop: the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57 Street at 1:00 pm today.