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National Public Radio (NPR to their friends and Colleagues) faced crisis bargaining in 2009 & 2010 and NABET-CWA represented engineers and technicians responded in their time of need, accepting furloughs, buyouts, and relaxing jurisdiction in the face of new technology.

Fast Forward to 2015 and a new bargaining team on the Company side has new ideas:

* End the process for bargaining health care (which came from before there was a union) - only "meet and confer" no arbitration either.

* New random terminations (on no notice) - no arbitration, and employee only gets their severance pay if they sign a general release.

* New "Performance Improvement Plan" added to Discipline, where after 45 days the worker can be fired (for 1/2 severance) NPR's "judgement" not subject to arbitration.

* NABET-CWA accepted a no layoff provision in 2010 in return for opening our jurisdiction to others at NPR.  Now NPR proposes eliminating the no-layoff protection, but won't give the work back.


Join NABET-CWA MEMBERS, family, friends, allies, and co-workers FRIDAY MARCH 27TH 8AM-9:30AM

NPR Headquarters
1111 North Capitol St. NE (corner of L Street)

Red Line - NOMA Gallaudete or UNION Station Train/Metro

Carrie Biggs-Adams (202) 415-1147 cell


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 Meeting

The next Executive Board meeting is to be held in Lanham, Maryland, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM.  
All Local 31 members are welcome.

The 2015 Martin E. Gerel Memorial Union Scholarship

The 2015 Martin E. Gerel Memorial Union Scholarship from Ashcraft & Gerel is now open for applications!
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

Click here to download the application and read more. (.pdf)

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.

NABET-CWA Signs Major Sports Event Agreement with ABC-Contract Coverage Extends to ESPN

NABET-CWA has signed an agreement with ABC Television which will provide union contract coverage for a number of events airing on many ESPN platforms, starting later this summer. That agreement was announced on July 2, 2014 by NABET-CWA President Jim Joyce. NABET-CWA members already work on ESPN studio shows such as “Olbermann”, “Pardon the Interruption”, “Around the Horn”, and “Highly Questionable”, as well as on “ESPN on ABC” broadcasts, such as NASCAR races and NBA games.


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

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