The local chapter of AFTRA is trying to get Alycia Lane back in her anchor chair at CBS3 in Philadelphia. The union, which represents on-air talent, filed a grievance over her January firing. AFTRA counsel Jonathan Walters told the Daily News that she had not been terminated properly by the station and that the union seeks her reinstatement. No hearing has been set yet for the arbitration.
Alycia also has an active civil suit for wrongful termination against CBS 3, for firing her after her arrest in New York on charges of assaulting a police officer. The assault charge was dropped on Feb. 25.
CBS 3 President Michael Colleran says AFTRA’s move is based on a technicality and does not “impact our decision regarding the action taken in January.”