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Comcast NBCUniversal hit with “Tonight Show” jokes and class action lawsuit

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More bad labor press for Comcast NBCUniversal.  First, a lot of shock and surprise when it came out last week  that about 20 staffers got laid off  from the highly rated, “The Tonight Show.”  Host Jay Leno reportedly was forced to take a pay cut as part of that budget slashing.  For the past couple of nights, Leno and his writers, have hit back at corporate in his monologue, with jokes like: “Welcome to ‘ The Tonight Show,’ or as we call it  ‘Survivor Comcast’ ” and  “NBC now stands for nothing but cutbacks.”

Next, the media giant was slapped with  a class action lawsuit for numerous alleged labor and pay violations. Suit was filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of current and former non-exempt employees. Details and a copy of the lawsuit on deadline.com .

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