Sunday, March 27, 2011

Robert Daraio New NABET Local 16 Delegate to the NYCCLC-AFL-CIO

March 24, 2011

Robert Daraio is the new NABET-CWA Local 16 delegate to the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYCCLC). This is Bob's return to the NYCCLC, have previously represented NABET Local 15 and then IATSE Local 644 at this body.

Bob has served on the Executive Boards of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Local 15, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 644, and was a shop steward and negotiation committee member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1212 at WPIX. Bob is one of a select few who have held elective office in all three of New York’s film, television, and theatrical technical employee unions.

Bob Daraio is currently the Recording Secretary for the New York Broadcast Trades Council (NYBTC) and moderator of the Broadcast Union News website.

Bob joined WPIX as a video engineer on June 1,1999 and remained with the company through May 2011. This was Bob’s first staff position following a 22-year career as a freelance camera, robotics, video, audio, and videotape technician. His news, sports, and entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX5, TBS, WWOR, WPIX, WNET, MSG, CNN, HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH1, CTW, NEP, Unitel, MTI, ESPN, and the National Geographic Society.

In 2002 the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Bob for his video and robotic camera work on the Emmy Award winning “The WB11 News at 10”.

A BFA graduate of the first four-year class in Theatre Technology at SUNY Purchase, Bob is currently enrolled in the MA in Labor Studies Program at the CUNY Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and will graduate in June 2011.

Bob is a Democratic Party District Leader for the Village of Ossining, New York, where he lives with his wife Gayle Palmieri, an IATSE Local 764 member currently on the Broadway wardrobe crew of “Sister Act”.

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