Broadcast technicians and other employees at WTTW-Channel 11 went on strike Wednesday at the Window to the World Communications public television station shortly before the start of the nightly news program “Chicago Tonight.”
Local Union 1220 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, representing more than two dozen technicians, graphic artists and floor crew members, announced the walkout at 6 p.m.
WTTW aired a “Best of Chicago Tonight” rerun in place of a live broadcast at 7 p.m.
At issue, according to the union, are changes proposed in work jurisdiction and job protection. Contract negotiations have been ongoing since May 2021.
There’s more to the story—including statements from the union and management—at RobertFeder.com.