WMAL/WRQX/Cumulus Media

NABET-CWA and Cumulus Media have reached a tentative agrement.

July 10, 2015

In a secret mail in ballot, the January 6, 2015 through January 5, 2018 Extension Agreement was ratified today. Ratification ballots were counted in the offices of Local 16 in New York City, Local 31 in Lanham, MD and Local 51 in San Francisco, CA.

The new Extension Agreement contains a ratification bonus of $500 to eligible full-time employees and $250 to eligible part-time employees. This bonus money will be paid within thirty days of today’s ratification.


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 and General Membership meeting is to be held in Lanham, Maryland, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM.  
All Local 31 members are welcome, to be held at the BECO Conference Center, 4425 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD.


NBC Negotiations Bulletin #7 (07/23/2015) - 

CWA_5c8c8_250x250nabet_logoNABET-CWA has reached a tentative agreement with NBCUniversal for a new three-year contract. The pact covers about 2,700 staff and daily-hire employees working as broadcast technicians for NBC News, NBC Sports and NBC Entertainment in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The new deal, which calls for 8.25% wage increases over the next three years, also covers a wide range of maintenance workers, staging services personnel and couriers.

Job Listings

Four Job Listings are posted below:
  1. Associate Producer
  2. News Production Assistant
  3. Acount Executive - News Channel 8
  4. Local Sales Manager - WJLA-TV

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

Questions and Answers

Your Weingarten Rights as a Union Member

You Need to Know!

Here is the whole story.


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