NABET-CWA has reached a tentative agreement with NBCUniversal for a new three-year contract. The pact covers about 2,700 staff and daily-hire employees working as broadcast technicians for NBC News, NBC Sports and NBC Entertainment in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The new deal, which calls for 8.25% wage increases over the next three years, also covers a wide range of maintenance workers, staging services personnel and couriers.
NABET-CWA Local 11 in New York, Local 53 in Los Angeles, and Local 31 in D.C. will be conducting ratification votes during the next few weeks. The union, which will be conducting membership meetings to discuss the new contract, told its members, “In the meantime, we remind you to ignore all rumors.”
The new deal, which the union says includes “notable gains” for non-staff daily hires, comes after several months of hard bargaining and is being recommended unanimously by the union’s bargaining committee. If ratified, it will run through March 31, 2018.