Monday, February 6, 2012

Bob Daraio joins the TNG-CWA Mobilization Team

Robert Daraio
Robert Daraio is the new mobilization consultant for the New York Newspaper Guild of the Communications Workers of America (TNG-CWA) Local 31003. Bob will be working on the contract campaign for the TNG represented employees at the New York Times.

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

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

A BFA graduate of the first four-year class in Theatre Technology at SUNY Purchase, Bob earned an MA in Labor Studies at the CUNY Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, graduating in June 2011.

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 joined WPIX as a video engineer on June 1, 1999 and remained with the company through May 2010. 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”. Bob has been a video controller and digital imaging technician for hundreds of television commercials. His feature film credits include the Rosie Perez and Pattie Lupone independent film "24-Hour Woman" and "For Love of the Game" with Kevin Costner for Universal Pictures.

Bob is proud to be an IATSE Local One stagehand. His Broadway credits include "She Loves Me" and "Company".

IATSE Local One, along with NABET-CWA Local 16, IBEW Local 1212, and the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body, endorsed Bob's successful campaign for election to the Board of Trustees in the Village of Ossining, New York.

Bob is a Trustee and Police Commissioner 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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