On behalf of the SAG-AFTRA members working at KOIT-FM in San Francisco, we want to thank you for your support in signing the petition asking Entercom to keep radio local and negotiate a fair contract with its staff.
We are pleased to inform you there is a tentative agreement with the station. We have no doubt that your support made all the difference in getting us this new contract.
Thank you again!
SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2014) --- SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement
with Entercom Communications Corporation for members at top-performing San Francisco radio station 96.5 KOIT.
The agreement, which is subject to ratification, was reached after the union launched a Save Local Radio
social media campaign (www.savelocalradio.org/koit) to support its members in their effort for an acceptable contract.
On May 20, after a full day of intense negotiations and with the assistance of a federal mediator,
the parties reached agreement on key terms that had previously stalled negotiations. The major provisions
include 2 percent increases on a wage escalator for those currently working at the station; agreement
for additional compensation prior to reuse of programming material outside of the market and payment
for reuse of material post-termination; improvements on severance beyond company policy; and increasing part-timer
rates of pay. If ratified, this will represent the first contract with Entercom for KOIT since the company
acquired the station in 2008 and unilaterally imposed terms in 2010.
SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Executive Director Len Egert said of the agreement,
“I commend this small group of committed members who remained united and resolved to achieve a fair contract
despite a lengthy and difficult process. We look forward to working with Entercom and local management as we all move forward.”