Thursday, June 12, 2008

AFTRA Attourney Tom Powers Passes

6/10 - Tom Powers, the American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists attorney, agent, and friend to many Washington area broadcasters, died this morning after a long battle with cancer. His funeral will be held on Friday, 6/20, 11:30 AM at Solidarity Hall at the George Meany National Labor College, Silver Spring. His wife Pat O'Donnell is the executive director of the local AFTRA union. Says DC radio veteran Chris Core: "Tom was not only a terrific labor lawyer, he was also one of the kindest, most caring men I ever met. It's rare in broadcasting to find someone who is feared at the negotiation table, respected, and liked by all sides. Tom was, perhaps, one of a kind. Many of us in AFTRA owe Tom more than we could ever express in both having our backs and being our friend".....

Shelley A Simpson

Researcher/Producer

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