Please mail a copy of your 2018 W-2 form to the address below or send the form electronically to the

Heather Keough, Compliance Officer
National Labor Relations Board, Region 5
Bank of America Center – Tower II
100 South Charles Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-2880

NPR Contract Extension

The two year contract extension between NPR and NABET-CWA Local 31 has been ratified and executed. It will go into effect on April 1, 2019.

The ratification bonus has been implemented.

A special thanks to Jay Herrera, Janet Czys and James Willetts for all of your good work.

Bob Williams
President, NABET-CWA Local 31

NBC Negotiations Bulletin #10

NABET-CWA has tabulated the votes for the NBCUniversal Master Agreement ratification balloting. Eligible NABET-CWA members employed at NBCU have ratified this contract offer by an overwhelming majority.  Ratification ballots were processed and votes were tallied by election committees in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The Union's Bargaining Committee expresses their gratitude to the NABET-CWA members working across the country at NBCUniversal, for their support and determination during this process.

The previous Master Agreement at NBC Universal expired on March 31, 2018.  The newly ratified agreement covers broadcast engineers and technicians, newswriters, building, air conditioning and plant maintenance personnel, staging services personnel, as well as couriers at various Company Network and TV station operations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.    

Most terms and conditions of the new agreement will go into effect immediately, unless otherwise stated in any individual proposal contained in the February 14, 2019 tentative agreement.  Some economic provisions, such as wages increases will go into effect beginning the next full payroll period following April 1, 2019.

Further information about the new terms and conditions of the Master Agreement can be found on Local websites.

In Solidarity,

NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee:

Lou Marinaro, Local 11 President / Sector Vice President
Rob Weiss, Local 11 Alternate Negotiator
Max Sicherman, Local 11 General Counsel and Grievance Chairman
Mike Judge, Local 31 Negotiator
Bob Williams, Local 31 President / Alternate Negotiator
Ed Dabrowski, Local 41 Negotiator
Chris Willadsen, Local 41 President / Alternate Negotiator
Steve Ross, President Local 53
Warren Stern, Local 53 Alternate Negotiator
Judi Chartier, General Counsel NABET-CWA
Charlie Braico, Sector President NABET-CWA   

Honoring the late President Emeritus James Harvey

NABET Local 31 President Bob Williams presents Alan Harvey with Resolution #12-2018 in recognition of his late father, President Emeritus James Harvey, for his many years of service to NABET Local 31.

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)

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.


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