CBS News writers give union bosses power to call a strike

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November 19, 2007 23:10

 
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CBS News writers authorized their union leaders to call a national strike, the Writers Guild of America said Monday, escalating a labor impasse. About 500 CBS News television and radio writers - who work in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago - have been working under an expired contract since April 2005. CBS News, a division of CBS Corp., did not have an immediate comment on the vote.

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