NABET-CWANational Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America
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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.
These "content producer" and "platform manager" positions are virtually indistinguishable from jobs NABET-CWA represented workers have performed for decades.
NABET-CWA hopes this contract negotiation can be resolved peacefully and without a full strike on NBC Universal.
NBC Universal still doesn't seem ready to bargain a fair contract," said NABET-CWA President John S.
NABET-CWA represented workers, who have been doing this same work for decades, were told to reapply to these virtually identical jobs that would no longer include overtime pay and would reduce other compensation.