Going AFTRA noncompetes

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is trying to outlaw noncompete clauses in the nation's capital.

AFTRA reps and local members Joe Krebs of WRC-TV and Bob Edwards of National
Public Radio testified in favor of the Broadcast Industry Contracting Freedom
Act of 2002 before a Washington, D.C., City Council labor subcommittee.

Testifying against the bill were Morris Weinman of the Maryland-D.C.-Delaware
Broadcasting Association, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s Mark Hyman and Radio One personality Joe
Madison.

A vote is expected Oct. 15.