Charles Fekete has passed away

It is with deep regret to announce that Charles (Chuck) Fekete, longtime NBC/WRC cameraman and NABET-CWA Local 31 member, passed away on March 9, 2019 at his home in Florida. He had a long and distinguished career shooting news and documentaries at NBC/WRC. He was highly regarded and well respected among his colleagues and friends.

Chuck leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Bobbi and three sons. Chuck was 85 years old.


NBCU Negotiations Tentative Agreement

Your Union and NBCUniversal have reached an overall tentative agreement for a new Master Agreement to replace the contract that expired March 31, 2018. The tentative agreement was reached on February 14, 2019, after more than a year of negotiations in New York City and Los Angeles, which began on January 3, 2018. Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends that you vote to ratify this tentative agreement.

Read the full letter here (.pdf)

Vacancy Announcements: Broadcast Technician, Proctor, Senior Equipment Services Specialist

Position: Broadcast Technician (#34)
Department: Senate Recording Studio
Position Description: Broadcast Technician
Salary: $64,625 - $96,936
Link to Apply:
Posting Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Deadline Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Position: Proctor (#111)
Department: Senate Page Program
Position Description: Proctor
Salary: $42,403 - $63,599
Link to Apply:
Posting Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Deadline Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Position: Senior Equipment Services Specialist (#108)
Department: Information Technology Support Services / Equipment and Capitol Exchange Services / Shipping, Receiving and Repair
Position Description: Senior Equipment Services Specialist
Salary: $58,162 - $87,242
Link to Apply:
Posting Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Deadline Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Job Opening: Senate Recording Studio Broadcast Technician

The Senate Recording studio is hiring a Broadcast Technician!  The details can be found in the announcement flyer (.pdf)

DATE CHANGED: Executive Board & General Membership Meeting on February 9th

It is now on Saturday, February 9th.

The next Executive Board and General Membership meeting will be held at the NABET-CWA Local 31 office in Lanham, MD on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

The NABET-CWA Local 31 Office is located at 4483-B Forbes Blvd, Lanham MD 20706. Local 31 Office # 301-459-4999

If you cannot come to the office, you can call Local 31 for Zoom (video conferencing) information.

All Local 31 members are welcome.
Executive Board 2019

Shop Steward Nomination Petitions Now Available

Selection for shop stewards in all contract areas is in progress. Each Shop Steward is elected from the Steward group in which he/she is deemed a member by the Local Executive Board. Elections for Shop Steward shall be held by secret ballot every three years between February 15th and March 30th. Shop Stewards shall hold office for three years beginning April 1st of the year of their election. Nominating petitions can be downloaded here and are also available from the Local 31 Office 301/459-4999. Petitions must be signed by the nominator, seconder and the nominee. All signatories must be members in good standing and working in the same Steward group. Original petitions must be received in the Local 31 Office no later than 1:00 pm on 2/15/19. Ballots will be distributed on 3/1/19 and must be received in the Local Office by 12:00 noon on 3/22/19.

Election Credentials Committee.


2019 New Year's Address from Local 31 President Bob Williams

Click here (.pdf) to read Local 31 President Bob Williams' 2019 New Years address regarding the status of ongoing activities of the Local.

WHUT Job Opening: Crew Chief

Find this job posting online at

Job Title: Crew Chief - WHUT Television
Job ID: 32117
Location: Howard University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Information

Provides guidance, supervision and technical oversight of the technical operations area, with particular
emphasis on production activities. Serves as a liaison between management and the operations staff for
all technical production and broadcast operational issues, with an emphasis on improving and
maintaining a high level of quality both on-air and in the studios.


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