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.
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