NABET-CWANational Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America
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Issues under negotiation included job security and NBC's attempt to expand the circumstances under which non-union employees could use digital cameras and related equipment, NABET-CWA President John S.
NABET-CWA is pleased that we were able to reach this milestone agreement with NBC Universal, an agreement which should bring a significant amount of work for our members there," said NABET-CWA President James C.
Two years after that decision, after the NLRB judge confirmed CNN's union-busting practices, CNN technicians still are waiting for justice," said Jim Joyce, president of NABET-CWA.
NABET-CWA has been in negotiations that started more than a year ago and has been sequestered over several important issues, including the company's proposal to allow management to protect up to 25% of its most-favored employees from layoff, putting more senior employees at risk.
The agreement covers about 2,500 engineers, technicians, newswriters and other workers -- members of four NABET-CWA locals -- at the network and at four of its owned-and-operated stations in New York, Washington, D.
NBC Universal still doesn't seem ready to bargain a fair contract," said NABET-CWA President John S.
NABET-CWA has been negotiating with NBC Universal for a new contract covering about 2,500 employees since last November; the current contract expired March 31.
Other key issues for NABET-CWA members include a demand for cuts in night shift pay, changes in the structure of the workday, an insufficient wage offer and provisions affecting daily hire employees.
NABET-CWA has filed an unfair labor practice charge against NPR management over its actions undermining the existing contract with technicians.
CONTACT: Leroy Jackson, President of NABET-CWA Local 53, +1-818-846-0490
NABET-CWA has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board over unilateral changes in the contract that the company has made, and has several issues still to resolve in arbitration.
WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NABET-CWA and ABC have entered into an agreement that gives the Union jurisdiction over most ESPN sports presentations when they are broadcast over the ABC Television Network.