It took 15 years, but CNN finally reached a tentative agreement with a union representing more than 200 camera operators, broadcast engineers and other technicians over a lawsuit first filed way back in 2004.

The settlement, which is worth more than $70 million, still needs the go-ahead from the National Labor Relations Board.

The union, NABET-CWA, originally sued the cable news network after more than 100 technicians in the New York and Washington bureaus were laid off in 2003 and replaced with in-house workers.

CNN refused to negotiate with the union, and the NLRB found the actions violated the National Labor Relations Act.

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