By Michael Perillo
PEORIA – On Wednesday, April 27th, union members of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) plan to hold a community rally at the WEEK/WHOI studios in East Peoria.
This rally is in response to the recent proposal by its parent company, Granite Broadcasting, which is in a labor dispute with AFTRA. Recently, the Granite Broadcasting presented the Union with its “last, best, and final offer,” which has a lot of takeaways and will bust up the union. There is also concern that there may be the possibility of outsourcing its local news coverage.
To attend this rally, people will meet at WEEK/WHOI studios on on 2907 Springfield Rd in East Peoria at 5pm, Wednesday April 27. For more info please check out the event group on Facebook or this website’s Peace and Justice Calendar.