WCAU Agrees on New Contract With Union

By Kevin Eck 

WCAU has reached an agreement with IBEW Local 98.

“We’re glad the strike is over and we’re all looking forward to working together as one team again,” said Ric Harris, WCAU president and gm. “Under the new terms of our contract, which includes enhanced flexibility to operate in today’s fast-changing broadcast television environment, we look forward to continuing to deliver our viewers the very best local news, information and weather that keeps them in the know throughout the day.”

The four year contract was ratified by Local 98’s members early today. the new contract “includes competitive wage increases; a one-time ratification bonus; control room flexibility for Automated Production Control (APC) operators around cut-ins and breaking news” and certain job protections.