BALTIMORE, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) («Sinclair») announced, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers («IBEW») Local Union 2286 confirmed, that with the expiration of the current agreement on May 18, 2017, the IBEW has ceased representation of employees in the bargaining unit of its station in BeaumontPort Arthur, TX, KFDM (CBS) at the request of station employees. 

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«We are extremely pleased that our employees requested this of the union on their own accord and that the union accepted their request,» commented Paula Hayward, KFDM General Manager.  «We work hard to provide competitive wages, excellent benefits, meaningful work and an environment where people can have fulfilling careers.  We appreciate the trust our employees place in us and do not take it for granted.  We look forward to continuing to work directly with our employees on enhancing our broadcast product and their employment experience at KFDM.»

About Sinclair

KFDM is one of 173 television stations currently owned and operated, programmed or provided sales services by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.  Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified broadcasters in the country. It is a leading local news provider and producer of live sports, whose content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair regularly uses its website as a key source of company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

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SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.