Professional Videographer Needed

NABET-CWA is looking for a Local 31 member/videographer who would be interested and available to shoot and record the proceedings of the CWA Legislative Political Conference on June 14th and 15th, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event ​ will be held at the Hyatt Regency - 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The individual would need to provide a professional video camera and tripod as part of this assignment. Ideally, the recording format should be MP3 or MP4. CWA can provide a hard drive to upload the content.

Lighting,​ audio and the camera platform will be arranged by CWA.

The assignment would encompass two (2) days, on the following schedule
  • ​Tuesday (6/14):  The general session is scheduled 9:00am - 1:00pm the videographer would need to arrive by 7:30am to set-up and test equipment.
  • Wednesday (6/15):  The general session is scheduled 8:00am - 1:00pm. Set up should start no later than 7am.
Please include daily wage and equipment rental rates.

Please contact local 31 via email to and

Shop Steward Election: Nominating Petition Now Available

Nominations are now open for Shop Steward positions. Each Shop Steward is elected from the Steward group in which he/she is deemed a member by the Local Executive Board. Shop Stewards hold office for three years, or until their successors are elected.

Shop Stewards assist in the administration of their contracts. They are the people with whom members discuss contract issues and problems in the workplace. Stewards relay information to the Assistant-to-the-President or to the Local President, and usually initiate the grievance procedure.

Download the nominating petition here or get one from the Local #31 Office.

1.  The petition must be signed by the nominator, seconder and the nominee. All must be members in good standing and working in this Steward group.

2.  Petitions must be received in the NABET-CWA Local 31 Office no later than 3:00 pm. on Friday, March 11, 2016. Ballots will be distributed on Monday, March 11, 2016.

3.  Ballots must be returned to the Local 31 Office by 3:00 pm. on Friday, April 1, 2016.

PBS Negotiator Election Nomination Petitions Now Available

In preparation for the upcoming negotiations between NABET-CWA and PBS, nomination petitions for Local 31 negotiator are available below or by calling the NABET Local 31 office (301.459.4999). Only members in good standing can run for Negotiator or sign the petitions of other candidates. Daily hire members must have worked at least 20 days since 1/1/15 in order to vote. The petition must have at least 2 valid signatures and be in the Local 31 office no later than 4pm on March 18th to appear on the ballot. The ballots will be mailed on March 21st and must be delivered to the Local 31 office by 1pm on April 11, 2016.

Download the Nomination Petition Form Here

Two job openings on Capitol Hill

A. From the US House of Representatives, House Recording Studio:

B. From the Maslow Media Group which supplies Daily Hires to the House Recording studio:

PBS Executive Board Special Election nomination petitions now available

A special election will be held to fill the PBS Executive Board position. This position will run through March 31, 2017.
If you wish to run forthis, you must submit a nomination petition to the Local 31 office no later than 1:00 pm on April 6, 2016.

You will need the signatures of 2 members in good standing from PBS. You may download a petition form here (.doc), or call the Local 31 office (301.459.4999) for a copy. The completed form may be scanned and sent to the office. All originals must be submitted to the Local office.

It's Easy to Join the Union Now!

Workers like you make our union great. When you join NABET-CWA, you gain the right to offer input, vote on your contract, run for union office and vote for union officers. Your participation is what makes the union work!


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