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ABC 2021 Master Agreement Update - Bulletin #4



New York City

September 1, 2021

On Monday, September 27, 2021, the Union's Network Negotiating Committee (NNC) is scheduled to commence negotiations with ABC in New York City. The opening round of bargaining is expected to continue through Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

As a reminder, all base wages in the ABC Master Agreement will be increased by two percent (2%) effective on the first day of the first full pay period after October 1, 2021. Additionally, the current Master Agreement, which was originally slated to expire on March 31, 2021, has been extended by mutual agreement of the parties to March 31, 2022.

The NNC met last week in New York City to continue with preparations, in advance of negotiations. The Union’s negotiating team members are:

  • Local 16: President Arthur Mazzacca, Bill Bores (Vice President), and Jim Nolan Assistant to the President)
  • Local 31: Alex Staherski (Lead Negotiator), Local 31 President Bob Williams, and Carl Mayers (Treasurer)
  • Local 41: President Chris Willadsen, Patrick Keating (Treasurer), and Mike Johnson ("K" Unit Sports Producer)
  • Local 51: President Carrie Biggs-Adams, Brad Belstock (Executive Board Member), and Mike Denton (Daily Hire - Sports)
  • NABET-CWA Sector: President Charlie Braico, NABET-CWA General Counsel Judiann Chartier, Esq., and Assistant to the Sector President Jodi Fabrizio-Clontz

Please continue to monitor Sector and Local Union websites and check email notices for updates relating to negotiations and mobilization activities.

In Solidarity,
The ABC NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee

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