Saturday, February 11, 2012

NABET-CWA Members Ratify NBCU Contract



Washington, DC


February 10, 2012

The NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee has tabulated the votes for the NBC Universal ratification balloting concerning the Company's January 10, 2012 Master Agreement contract offer. Eligible NABET-CWA members employed at NBCU have ratified this contract offer by an overwhelming majority.

The Union's Bargaining Committee expresses their gratitude to the NABET-CWA members working across the country at NBC Universal, for their continued mobilization support and perseverance during this process.

The previous Master Agreement at NBC Universal expired on March 31, 2009. The new ratified agreement covers broadcast technicians, news-writers, building, air conditioning and plant maintenance personnel, staging services personnel, and couriers at various Company Network and TV station operations in New York, Chicago, Burbank and Washington D.C.

Most of the terms and conditions of the new agreement go into effect immediately, unless otherwise stated in any individual proposal contained in the January 10, 2012 contract offer. 

Some economic provisions such as penalty payment increases will go into effect tomorrow, which is the beginning of the next full payroll period at NBC Universal. Payment of the ratification bonuses will be made by the end of February. 

Additionally, the first annual wage increase of 2.75% goes into effect starting April 7, 2012, which is the beginning of the first full payroll period after April 1, 2012.

In the meantime, your Union Bargaining Committee reminds you to ignore all rumors. Further information about these new terms and conditions of the Master Agreement, including copies of the complete new contract, will be provided as soon as these items are available.

In Solidarity,

NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee

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