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NewsGuild-CWA members at NBC are fighting back after the company abruptly and illegally laid off several union journalists without providing any advance notice or rationale. Management is also attempting to remove msnbc.com staffers from the union, informing them that they are no longer “part of the Guild” without engaging in negotiations with the union. In response, the union filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and held an all-hands union meeting. “This clear violation of the law is yet another brazen example of NBC attempting to strip its workers of their right to organize and bargain together,” said the union in a statement. The workers plan to take further collective action against management’s illegal actions to demand justice and respect for their laid off coworkers and to swiftly reach an agreement on a first contract with the company.