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KDNA Radio Employees Go On Strike

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GRANGER--Employees of Spanish-language radio station KDNA take to the streets to strike for more rights.

Picketers chanted "Maria, escucha, estamos en la lucha" (in English: "Maria, listen, we are in a struggle") to protest what they call unfair labor practices.

Employees are striking because they say the station's director, Maria Fernandez, unjustly fired or suspended several employees.

Employees said they didn't want to hurt KDNA.  But, they want their voices heard.
"We care about our radio station," Juan Ozuna, who's worked at KDNA for 28 years, said.  "All the employees here care deeply about the effect that it's going to have on KDNA the radio station."

Ozuna said employees want a new contract and a stop to what they call unfair labor practices.

KNDO left a message with KDNA's executive director, Maria Fernandez, but the call wasn't returned as of air time (6:00 p.m.) Sunday night.