URGENT - Members, Call your Congressman: The fight against TPP is still on in the House of Representatives. Currently, there are not enough Republican votes to pass fast track, but House Democrats are feeling the pressure from the White House to make up the difference. Whether we win or lose on fast track now hinges on how many members of the House stand up for working people and say “no” to a secret corporate trade deal that you and I are not allowed to read.

Please take a few minutes to call your member of the House of Representatives today at the number below, and leave the following message:
“I am one of your constituents. I am urging you to stand up for working people and say NO to a secret corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas and endanger our environment. Please vote NO on fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement."
The number to call is, 1-855-980-2256  reaching the House.
This Bad Trade Bill can still be stopped!

2015 Officers Election Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now welcome for the officers of Local 31: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. They will take office on October 1, 2015 and serve until September 30, 2018. Duties of the officers are described in Section 8.11 of the NABET Constitution and in Article III of the Local 31 By-Laws.  The President of Local 31 will also serve as a delegate to the NABET-CWA Conference and the CWA Conventions while in office.

The nominating petition can be found with this notice and may be photocopied.  It is also available from any Executive Board member, the NABET Local 31 web site and the Local 31 Office.


1. Nominee shall be a member in good standing with NABET-CWA Local 31 and shall sign the petition indicating a willingness to serve if elected.

2. Nominating petitions shall be signed by at least 25 members in good standing with NABET-CWA Local 31.

3. Nominating petitions must be returned to the Local 31 Office by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

4. Each candidate may submit one page of campaign information (text only) to be distributed with the ballots.  This literature must be submitted to the Local 31 Office in “camera-ready” form no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

5. Ballots will be distributed on Monday, August 3, 2015, and must be received in the Post Office Box by 12 noon on August 24, 2015.

6. Election will be by majority of those voting.  In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, a run-off election will be held.


The nomination petition forms are atttached below:

WMAL/WRQX/Cumulus Media

NABET-CWA and Cumulus Media have reached a tentaive agrement . See the full announcement here.


For Immediate Release: March 24, 2015           

Contact:  Kendra Marr Chaikind, kchaikind@cwa-union.org925-330-8348


NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge


Washington, DC – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected CNN’s reconsideration motion, which challenged the ruling that the cable news giant and a unionized subcontractor Team Video Services (TVS) were joint employers.

Executive Board and General Membership Meetings

The next Executive Board meeting is to be held in Lanham, Maryland, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM.  
All Local 31 members are welcome.


New Job listing from Washington,DC 
Category: Digital Media
Position/Title: News Producer 

NBC Contract - Submit Your Proposals

The NABET-CWA NBC Network Negotiating Committee is inviting all members working at NBC to submit contract proposals for the upcoming negotiations.  Every proposal submission will be given full consideration. Proposal suggestion can be submitted as concepts or as exact contract language. A copy of the current NABET-CWA/NBC Contract can be found here.

We are asking that any proposal suggestion be submitted by October 15, 2014.

You can submit your proposals with this online form, or by using this printable paper form.

Job Posting

Job info from our brother Jim Nolan Local 16 NYC:

Achille Raspantini is looking for some workers. His company (tech-ops) is looking to hire 3 people for a broadcast project in DC. He is looking for smag / engineering types.

Anyone that is interested should call him at 212-465-1318 or email Be sure to mention Jim's name.


Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and how it affects your Flex Plan Participation

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