January 12, 2012
The NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with NBC Universal on a new contract to replace the Master Agreement which expired on March 31, 2009. This contract offer is the result of numerous bargaining sessions which took place over the past five weeks in New York, and has the unanimous recommendation of the Union’s Bargaining Committee. The new contract, when ratified, will cover approximately 2500 staff and daily hire employees working as 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., including NBC News and NBC Sports. The new contract will run through March 31, 2015.
In the meantime, we remind you to ignore all rumors.
NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee:
Ed McEwan - President Emeritus, Local 11
Rich McDermott - Vice President, Local 31
Charles G. Braico - President, Local 41
Steve Ross - President, Local 53
James C. Joyce - President, NABET-CWA