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To the web site of NABET-CWA Local 16 (CWA Local 51016) New York City. The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) is the Broadcasting and Cable Sector of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Local 16 represents workers at the ABC Television Network and WABC-TV divisions of the Walt Disney Company, WABC-AM, WPLJ-FM, ABC Radio Networks.

NABET-CWA also represents workers at four other ABC operations in Chicago, Washington, and San Francisco/ SoCal.

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    New 2014 Health Care info for DHs

    Representation Card

    If you would like NABET-CWA representation in your workplace, fill out the card attached to the link below , print it out and send it to:

    NABET - CWA

    501 3RD ST., NW 6th Floor

    Washington, DC 20001

    If you would prefer to recieve further information by email you can email us at organizing<AT>nabet16.org or call us at 212 757 7191.

     

    AUTHORIZATION FOR REPRESENTATION CARD



     

    LOCAL 16 ELECTION PETITION NOTICE

    December 11, 2014
     
    To:             The Membership of NABET-CWA Local #16
    From:         Brendan Black, Elections Chairman
    Re:             Officer Elections: Local Secretary-Treasurer
                       Executive Board Representative, Units #1, #3, and #5
     

    Petitions are available at the Union Office, weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting Monday, January 5, 2015.

    PETITIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE UNION OFFICE BY 5:00 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015.

    The term of these offices will be until the next regular election in March, 2018.

    A candidate for these offices must be, and must have been, a member in good standing of NABET-CWA continuously for the two years immediately prior to the date of nomination.

    A candidate for the office of Member of the Local Executive Board must be employed in, or if not currently employed, retired from, one of the functional groups comprising the Executive Board Unit he or she desires to represent.
     
    Unit #1:    WABC-TV (ALL), Network and Local Radio, Publicity, Talent/Telephone Coordinators, TV and Radio Network Desk Assistants

    Unit #3:    Network TV Studio/Field

    Unit #5:    TV Master Control (including News Acquisition Center, Central Switching Control, and Network Control Center), SMAG, Network Technical Maintenance, DMC Maintenance, Traffic


    FLEX PLAN

    You may enroll 12/05/2014 through 12/31/2014
    Pre–tax elections must be processed online by 12/31/2014.

    Open Enrollment is your only opportunity to make changes to your Flex Plan elections for 2015. If you need assistance from Member Services with Open Enrollment or Pre-tax Elections, please call by Wednesday, 12/31/2014.
    We anticipate that as the deadline approaches call wait times will increase. Please do not wait until the last minute.

    You may reach Member Services
    at 323/993-8888 or 888/353-9401
    Monday through Friday between 7:30am - 5:00pm PT.
    See our holiday schedule at www.flexplan.com
    Questions about your Flex Plan Account or the benefits offered by the Flex Plan should ONLY be addressed to Flex Plan Administrative Office Staff.


    EBOLA

    As there are increasing concerns related to the Ebola virus we wanted to let you know that OSHA has issued a new web page on Ebola that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources. There is also a link to the CDC and NIOSH web pages on Ebola.

    http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

    2015-16 NABET-CWA (Sector) Memorial Scholarship Award

    NABET-CWA Memorial Scholarship Awards First Application
    Dec. 2014
    For the application, Click here.

    Rules:
    1.      The scholarship is open to sons and daughters of active, retired, or deceased members.
    2.      Applicants must be students in a high school class graduating in 2015.
    3.      The award supplies $750.00 yearly for four years as a partial payment of tuition or other expenses to the school designated by the winner.
    4.      Winners must maintain at least a C+ average, or equivalent, during their four years in college and must attend full time.

    The return date for the preliminary application is March 20, 2015 .  All applications must be verified by the Local President, in the space provided before mailing to the Sector Office at:
     
    NABET-CWA
    Attn: Scholarships
    501 Third Street, NW
    6th Floor
    Washington, DC 20001


    This is a merit based scholarship.  Once the first application has been returned to the NABET-CWA offices, a second application will be mailed to the student.  The student must complete the forms and submit a 500-1000 word essay, transcripts, and other supporting materials.  Good luck!


     


    2015 CWA-Beirne Scholarships

    This is a reminder that applications are now being accepted through April 30, 2015, for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's annual scholarship offerings for the 2015-2016 school year.

    The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of fifteen (15) partial college scholarships of up to $3,000 each, and the winners also will receive second-year scholarships for the same amount, contingent upon satisfactory academic achievement.

    Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.  Applicants must be high school graduates or high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply.  Undergraduate and graduate students returning to school may also apply.

    Applications will be available solely online for completion and submission to the Foundation's website: http://www.cwa-union.org/pages/beirne_scholarship_application.

    See this poster for more info.

    The winners will be chosen by lottery drawing.  Further information about the program can be found at the website.

    This valuable scholarship program is made possible by the funding of CWA locals. 

    For more information and assistance, please call 202.434.1187.

    Final deadline for applications is April 30, 2015.

    Visit the Local 16 Scholarship page for more information on these and other scholarships.

     


     2011-17 Master Agreement now available on pdf

     

    EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014, THE ADDRESS OF THE FUND OFFICE FOR ABC-NABET RETIREMENT TRUST PLAN WILL CHANGE.

    NEW ADDRESS

    400 FRANKLIN AVE.
    SUITE 135
    PHOENIXVILLE, PA 19460

    TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WILL REMAIN THE SAME
      
    215-483-6000
    610-783-6835 (FAX)

    NABET-CWA has signed an agreement with ABC Television which will provide union contract coverage for a number of events airing on many ESPN platforms, starting later this summer.

    Click here


    NEW (10/10/2014): Terms and Conditions of Employment ABC–NABET Sports Event Agreement

     

     

    LOCAL 16 EXECUTIVE BOARD UNITS (as of JANUARY 2014)


    Unit 1: WABC-TV (ALL), Network Radio, Local Radio, Publicity, Talent/Telephone Coordinators, TV and Radio Network Desk Assistants

    Unit 2: Technical Directors, Light Direction Engineers, TV Audio Engineers, Video Control Engineers, Video Tape, Video Tape Library

    Unit 3: Network TV Studio/Field

    Unit 4: Network ENG (Field, Editors and Maintenance), Electronic Graphics, Graphic Artists

    Unit 5: TV Master Control (including News Acquisition Center, Central Switching Control, and Network Control Center), SMAG, Network Technical Maintenance, DMC Maintenance, Traffic

     

     

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    E-mail updates

    Local 16 is updating its e-mail database. You can help us by keeping your e-mail address and shop current. Our listserve generates a few messages each week. This is the best way for our members to keep current with news around the Local. If you wish to subscribe to to our list click here.

    Free Class on Demand training for NABET members

    NABET SHIRT SALE

    The cost of the shirts are:

    $33 - Sizes Small thru X-Large
    $36 - 2 XL
    $37 - 3 XL
    $38 - 4 XL
    $43 - 5 XL 

    Call the Local 16 Office 212.757.7191 to purchase.

    NABET Local 16

    lynda.com is a benefit that has been added to the CWA/NETT Academy program. Participating members have completed over 3,300 movies that comprise over 250 courses. The leading course titles are in Excel, Digital Video, Flash, Photoshop, After Effects, PHP, Visio and AVID Express. Other courses available include Joomla, Twitter, Moodle, Final Cut, Premier, Dreamweaver and Groove. CWA/NETT Academy is now offering members and their family access to hundreds of titles on Lynda.com as a complementary benefit of membership. Participants will get 2 weeks of access to the site and will be able to participate in any of the courses. Please send an email to lynda(at)nabet16.org

    If you plan to take the Final Cut Pro course offered by BURST, it is recommended that you take the Lynda tutorial first.

    Books of Interest:

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    sbe Local 16 will reimburse members in good standing who pass SBE Certification Exams for the cost of their first year's membership in the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Local 16 encourages its members to participate in this program to the maximum extent possible. Contact the Local 16 office if you have any questions.

     

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