Welcome to the official website for NABET-CWA, Local 41. We are the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, a sector of the Communications Workers of America. This is a National Union Organization that strives to provide its members with a sense of pride and dignity in the workplace, while maintaining quality work conditions and fair wages. Local 41 members include Technical Employees, Producers, Writers and Couriers employed by ABC, NBC, FOX, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION, as well as production and crewing companies throughout the Midwest and Texas.


NBC Negotiations Bulletin #8 - August 14, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:46 PM



Washington, DC


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