Ackerman McQueen accuses NRA of threatening employees

By Steve LackmeyerBusiness writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.comAckerman McQueen, Oklahoma City’s largest and oldest advertising agency, alleged Wednesday its former client, the National Rifle Assoction, is threatening the company’s employees with a loss of jobs and benefits.
The firm and the NRA are suing each other for more than $100 million following the collapse of 38 years of services for the nonprofit that include operating NRATV and paying million-dollar annual salaries to the online network’s leading personalities, Dana Loesch and Oliver North.
The network’s programming was canceled last week following legal filings by Ackerman McQueen stating the NRA was delinquent in paying bills and without a requested $5 million line of credit from the NRA, the company faced laying off up to 40% of its employees.
The firm has yet to disclose whether employees are being laid off or furloughed.
Bill Powers, executive vice president with Mercury Group, the Alexandria, Virginia, office of Ackerman McQueen, said Wednesday the firm will provide federally required COBRA insurance regardless of whether employees sign an agreement.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Steve Lackmeyer
Business writer
slackmeyer@oklahoman.com

Ackerman McQueen, Oklahoma City’s largest and oldest advertising agency, alleged Wednesday its former client, the National Rifle Assoction, is threatening the company’s employees with a loss of jobs and benefits.

The firm and the NRA are suing each other for more than $100 million following the collapse of 38 years of services for the nonprofit that include operating NRATV and paying million-dollar annual salaries to the online network’s leading personalities, Dana Loesch and Oliver North.

The network’s programming was canceled last week following legal filings by Ackerman McQueen stating the NRA was delinquent in paying bills and without a requested $5 million line of credit from the NRA, the company faced laying off up to 40% of its employees.

The firm has yet to disclose whether employees are being laid off or furloughed.

Bill Powers, executive vice president with Mercury Group, the Alexandria, Virginia, office of Ackerman McQueen, said Wednesday the firm will provide federally required COBRA insurance regardless of whether employees sign an agreement.
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