On December 13, 2013 the Executive Board and Membership met in regular session. The minutes of those meetings have been published
The next regularly scheduled General Membership meeting will be held on January 13, 2014. All members are, as always, urged to attend each monthly meeting to Learn...Speak...Participate
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Per Capita Dues Increase January 1, 2014
On September 11, 2013 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Ralph Avigliano sent a memo to all members with the information that there is to be an increase in our per capita dues starting January 1, 2014..
The per capita is that portion of your dues that the Union sends directly to the IBEW in
Washington, D.C. The per capita for “BA” members goes into the General Fund of the IBEW. The per capita for “A” members is split between the General Fund of the IBEW and the Pension Fund.
...read the entire memo for complete details
‘CBS This Morning’ Success Brings With It a Certain Swagger
So what if CBS’s reimagined morning show is still in third place—it’s making major gains, and competitors are eyeing it with envy.
David Freedlander visits the set and finds a confident Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell.
It is just after 7:30 in the morning at the CBS Broadcast Center, a gigantic former dairy distribution depot on the west side of Manhattan. Bill O’Reilly, the firebrand Fox News host, had just breezed through the lobby after a seven-minute interview on CBS This Morning, in which he, sounding very un-O’Reilly-like, announced his (qualified) support for gay marriage and immigration reform, suggested that he may have to move to Switzerland, and described himself as the only person at his network who acts as a legitimate journalistic watchdog.
...read the full story at The Daily Beast
Bold Play by CBS Fortifies Broadcasters
Leslie Moonves, the longtime chief executive of CBS, has heard the jokes about CBS being old and out of step because of the age of its audience and because it does not have enormous assets in the cable network world.
But in one area, CBS and Mr. Moonves have led to a shake-up in the broadcast world that could be labeled revolutionary: the issue of compensation for retransmission rights. Before almost anyone else in the business, Mr. Moonves effectively pushed for distributors to pay fees to the broadcast channels just as they do to cable networks.
...read the entire article from The New York Times
Hurricane Sandy Relief Information
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
In an effort to assist the members of Local 1212 who sustained severe losses to their homes or property, Local 1212 is compiling information to be sent to the International Office in Washington, D.C. who has set up a fund.
Members who have sustained severe losses should contact Ralph Avigliano, Business
Manager at his email: email@example.com.
Upon receipt of your information it will be forwarded to Washington, D.C.
We also suggest that you visit the following sites: New
York AFL-CIO for information in NY on what is available from FEMA. Those of you in NJ can visit njaflcio.org. Connecticut is ctaflcio.org.
IBEW Local 1212
IBEW Local 1212's Safety Information
The OSHA Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Heat Illness Can Be Deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.
Protecting the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers
In recent months, OSHA has received a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job. In some cases, the employer failed to provide safety training or, if some instruction was given, it inadequately addressed the hazard, and this failure contributed to their death.
Power Strips and Dangerous Daisy Chains
Using a "daisy chain" configuration to power equipment is a violation of OHSA regulations. This is an excellent article on power safety.
Fluke Issues Recall on Meters and Testers
In cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Fluke
issued recalls for five of its products. In all cases, users are
directed to stop using the product immediately. For more information follow the link above.
IBEW Members Ratify CBS Contract
IBEW International President Edwin D. Hill and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer,
issue the following joint statement about the recently negotiated contract effective through January 31, 2015:
"We are pleased to announce that members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers employed by CBS have ratified the recently negotiated contract. We believe this is a good agreement that will enable us to move forward together as CBS and its workers navigate the constantly changing media landscape and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."
The IBEW represents CBS workers in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami and Atlanta, in addition to supplying a skilled work force for all events televised on CBS Sports and CBS News.
Union Plus Scholarship Program
"Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education."
For more information and a link to download the application form, please read the memorandum from IBEW International Vice President Donald C. Siegel follow the link below. Please be advised that the application deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program is January 31, 2011.
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Meeting of the New York Broadcast Trades Council (NYBTC)
The meeting was hosted at Local 1212 by Business Manager Ralph Avigliano. Besides the members in attendance the special guest was Representative Anthony Weiner of the 9th Congressional District in New York.
The purpose of this meeting was the discussion of the effect of "LNS" (Local News Services) on the broadcast industry. What is "LNS" or Local News Services and why should I be very concerned about this important issue?
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Rebuild the American Dream with the Employee Free Choice Act
No matter how strong an economic stimulus plan we have, it will not result in broadly shared, lasting prosperity unless we also restore workers? freedom to join together to bargain with their employers for a better life. Higher levels of union membership raise the standard of living for all workers. We need to level the playing field to turn around the economy and rebuild the American Dream. It?s why we need the Employee Free Choice Act.
Higher levels of union membership raise the standard of living for all workers.
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Free for labor union members: Mortgage Assistance Hotline
If you are a homeowner worried that the next change in your adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) will put payments out of reach or facing financial trouble that may make you fall behind on your mortgage payments, the Union Plus Save My Home Hotline may be able to help.
You can arrange a confidential, free consultation with expert housing counselors who can provide advice, help you find answers and develop an action plan to get your financial house in order.
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