On Sept. 4, members of SAG-AFTRA, local workers’ rights organization Arise Chicago and the Chicago Federation of Labor held a press conference outside Spanish Broadcasting System’s radio station La Ley 107.9. They demanded that SBS negotiate a fair first contract with SAG-AFTRA that includes paying professional wages. Arise Chicago also announced a new community petition supporting La Ley workers’ fight for a fair union contract.
La Ley sports commentator Elizabeth Jiménez stated, “I have worked in Chicago as a radio personality for 18 years and all we are asking for is to be paid a fair wage. We are a small team of on-air personalities and producers, but know that united we can work together to achieve a union contract.”
In October at SAG-AFTRA’s fourth national convention, delegates voted to reiterate their statement from the previous convention to further condemn SBS’ unwillingness to negotiate a fair contract with its employees and to “never cease the fight to ensure our members have the contract they deserve.”
Photo: La Ley sports commentator Elizabeth Jiménez called on SBS to provide a fair first contract to its SAG-AFTRA employees during a press conference in front of La Ley’s Chicago offices Sept. 4.
This item was originally featured in the fall 2019 issue of SAG-AFTRA magazine.