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Election of Negotiator for NABET-CWA/PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE Technicians Contract 2013
Nominations are now open for NABET-CWA/Public Broadcasting Service Negotiator. The rules for election are set forth below.
Nomination petitions can be found with this notice and are also available from your Shop Steward, or can be downloaded here.
1. Nominee shall be a member in good standing and a member of the Public Broadcasting Service Technicians Contract unit.
2. Nominee shall sign the petition indicating a willingness to serve if elected.
3. Nominating petitions shall be signed by at least two members in good standing.
4. Nominating petitions must be returned to the Local 31 Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
5. Ballots for the election will be distributed on Thursday, March 7, 2013 and returned by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
You may vote for one candidate. The candidate with the highest number of votes will be the PBS Negotiator. The candidate with the second highest number will be the alternate negotiator.
FYI…..There is a job posted at PBS. Although it is a non-union job some members may be interested in it. Director of Media Operations & Services - (NH11500)
This is the direct link to the job profile.
Please click on the link to view the job opportunity. If you experience problems using the link, copy and paste the entire URL / website address below into your browser's address bar.
Save NPR and PBS
We shouldn't be surprised.
With Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives, funding for NPR and PBS is in grave danger. Again.
The Republicans just released their budget proposal, and it zeroes out funding for both NPR and PBS—the worst proposal in more than a decade.
They probably think that no one will notice these cuts in the midst of so many others. But the millions of listeners and viewers who rely on public broadcasting for "Sesame Street," "All Things Considered," and independent journalism will notice.
We need to tell Republicans that cutting off funding was unacceptable last time they were in charge, and it's unacceptable now.
The petition says: "Congress must protect NPR and PBS and guarantee them permanent funding, free from political meddling."
Please - DO 3 Things to save the funding of Public Broadcasting:
Please forward this information to all of your friends, family, co-workers, and allies.....this one is urgent and we need your help. Thanks.
Questions? Carrie Biggs-Adams (202) 415-1147 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
"PBS has talented, union-represented technical employees with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to a common goal and work hard to achieve it. NABET-CWA represented technicians work in a variety of disciplines including communications, engineering, and information technology. They will continue to be an integral part of the PBS family, now and in the future as PBS continues to serve the American public."
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Common Cause founder John Gardner in 1967 assisted in the birth of public broadcasting. He viewed public broadcasting as an entity to "enable us not only to see and hear more vividly, but to understand more deeply." In order to fund public broadcasting, Gardner along with other members of the Carnegie Commission advocated the formation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as a conduit for public resources. The CPB was structured as a nonprofit body separate from government in order to better insulate public broadcasting from government intrusion into program content.
Public broadcasting has not entirely fulfilled the vision of its founders. But its scores of awards for quality programming and hard-hitting investigative journalism and the loyalty of its viewers attest to the fact that public broadcasting is an essential part of our democracy. Indeed, when polled last year by a non-partisan research firm, Americans ranked the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) the "most trusted institution" among national institutions.
Common Cause is committed to preserving the vitality and independence of public broadcasting and is waging an ambitious campaign. We are advocating for continued funding of the CPB, for the appointment of independent CPB members who do not bring a biased agenda to the board and for the continuation of hard-hitting unbiased investigative news and other programming on public television. Please join with us by adding your name to the tens of thousands of members who have signed our petition to protect public broadcasting in America.
Current PBS Technicians Collective Bargaining Agreement (7/1/07) (.pdf format)
PBS Current Grievance Status Report (.pdf)(3/10/2010)