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NABET-CWA Local 41

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.

NABET-CWA strives primarily to give its members a sense of pride in their work and dignity in their work place. We are comprised of highly specialized professional workers. Our efforts are directed to steadily improving our status through the achievement of better working conditions and higher wages.

Before NABET-CWA, broadcast employees worked split shifts; there was no pay or time off for holidays; there was no overtime pay.

NABET-CWA has achieved the Union Shop; Paid vacation and statutory holidays; Lay-off and rehiring on seniority basis; Differential pay for night work; Discharge for just and sufficient cause only; 12-hour turn-around period; Late meal period penalties; Grievance procedure, including arbitration; Pension Plans; Overtime pay; Highest wages and best working conditions in the industry.

NABET-CWA is part of the Communications Workers of America. CWA is "The Union for the Information Age," representing 700,000 workers in communications, media, airlines, manufacturing and public service.

Latest News & Bulletins

WFLD Negotiations Bulletin #1

The Company has presented us with a number of proposals, however the Negotiating Committee feels the proposals are insulting to the membership and a slap in the face to the Negotiating Committee. We feel our Negotiating Committee has shown a willingness to negotiate and find compromise on the issues the company is interested in addressing. While our proposals have been met with responses such as "The Company does not have a taste for this" or, having our proposals out right rejected and ignored.

NBC Negotiations Bulletin #10

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.