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NBC Negotiations Bulletin #10 (March 20, 2019)

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.

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March 30, 2018

Negotiations between NABET-CWA and NBCUniversal have been ongoing during the past several weeks. The most recent round of bargaining concluded on Wednesday, March 28th.

While much progress has been made, the parties have been unable to reach mutually acceptable terms for a successor Master Agreement.

The NABET-CWA/NBCU Master Agreement is scheduled to expire tomorrow – Saturday, March 31, 2018 - but the Union and the Company have agreed to a contract extension, which will run through April 30, 2018.

This is an important development in these negotiations. A contract extension means that all terms and conditions of the Master Agreement remain in full force and effect, through the period of the extension. In the past few contract negotiation cycles, the parties have not typically executed extension agreements. This extension agreement signals a different approach by the parties and underscores a commitment to the process.

At the outset of these negotiations, the Union and the Company agreed that an intensely focused approach to bargaining was the best way to achieve and deliver a new contract, in a timely manner. To that end, the parties committed to a schedule of face-to-face talks which began on January 3rd and have continued during several weeks since, in both New York and Los Angeles.

Negotiations are scheduled to resume the week of April 23, 2018, in New York City.

Bulletins and other official information concerning these negotiations will be distributed by the Sector and Locals as necessary.

In Solidarity,


NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee

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Shelly Fielman has passed away (2-12-17)

Early this morning the television industry and our Union lost a news legend.

Shelly Fielman, NBC News cameraman with 50 years of experience bringing TRUE news to America passed away. He served America as a US Air Force bombardier communications operator before he was hired by NBC.  At the very start of his television career he covered the assassination of President Kennedy and the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald. His footage of the attempted assassination of President Reagan will be viewed by all present and future Americans. He keeps us visually educated with his camera work. He retired during President Obama’s administration.

Services will be held at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home on Thursday 2/16 at 11am 11800 New Hampshire  Ave., Silver spring MD  301-622-2290. Internment at Judean Memorial Gardens, corner of Georgia Ave and Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney MD 20832. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Montgomery Hospice or Humane Rescue Alliance of Washington.

NABET-CWA Local 31 salutes him and thanks him for his service to our Union and  to America.

R. McDermott
President NABET-CWA Local 31

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August 14, 2015

NABET-CWA has tabulated the votes for the NBC Universal 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 NBC Universal, for their support and determination during this process.
The previous Master Agreement at NBC Universal expired on March 31, 2015.  The new ratified agreement covers broadcast technicians, newswriters, building, air conditioning and plant maintenance personnel, staging services personnel, and 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 July 21, 2015 tentative agreement.  Some economic provisions, such as wages increases will go into effect beginning the next full payroll period at NBC Universal.
In the meantime, your Union Bargaining Committee reminds you to ignore all rumors.  Further information about these new terms and conditions of the Master Agreement will be made available early next week.
In Solidarity,
NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee   

NABET-CWA/NBCU Master Agreement 2015-2018 (.pdf)