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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, Los Angeles and San Francisco and dozens of local stations around the country.

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    NABET AND DISNEY BENEFIT PLANS

    HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEB SITES


    The Disney open enrollment period has been extended to November 21, 2014 for eligible DH's.

     


     

    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



    YES! WE'RE HAVING OUR ANNUAL LODI FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY!


    December 6th, 2014
    as I promised last year, the first Saturday of December!
    Here is the information for our Christmas Party
    THERE'S ONLY 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE PARTY!
    I need a 'head-count' for the caterer so......
    PLEASE TRY TO GET YOUR REPLY TO ME
    BY THANKSGIVING
    Thank you!


    Please let me know that you'll be attending.....I need a head-count for the caterer!
    e-mail me: marvbrons@verizon.net


    CASA MIA MANOR HOUSE
    577 ROUTE 303
    BLAUVELT, NY 10913
    www.casamiamanorhuse.com
    7 p.m. ~ 11 p.m.
    open bar from 7 to 8 p.m.
    Dinner and Social until 11 p.m.

    $58.00 per person

    Please send checks to:
    Marv Bronstein
    1504 New Durham Rd.
    South Plainfield, NJ, 07080-2316
    phone: 732-887-0875
    Directions from NYC,
    It's quick and easy to get to from NYC and Northern New Jersey
    Take the Palisades Parkway to exit 5 in NY (Rte 303NY) and go north on Rte; 303 for a couple miles to the location. The Casa Mia Manor House is on the right.
    Love to have you come....................looking forward to see everyone.

    Marvin Bronstein


    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/

    AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN QUEENS FOR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WORKERS


    The real estate developer, Related Companies has hired The Actors Fund to spread the word to the entertainment industry and educational institutions about a new apartment complex called Hunter's Point South Commons and Hunter's Point South Crossing (same complex, two buildings). It contains 925 units of permanently rent stabilized apartments.

    One of the best aspects of this particular property, besides being situated conveniently in Long Island City on a 5 acre riverfront park with gorgeous views of Manhattan, is it's located next to the burgeoning TV/film studios in Queens. In addition the property is close-by several mass transit choices including the east river ferry ensures an easy commute. The apartments (studio, 1BR, 2BR and 3BR) are good sized, with floor to ceiling windows and an impressive list of amenities (fitness centers, kids play room, bike room, party rooos, full baths and washer/dryers in the 2 & 3 BR apts., parking, party rooms, rooftop common terraces, even a rooftop farm for vegetable gardening). There is a playground directly across the street in the river front park which has basketball courts, a dog run, bike path, etc.

    Usually this kind of affordable housing contains a large percentage of units reserved for income levels which eliminate many of the middle income workers in our industry. In this case, the bulk of the units, (738 of the apartments of the 925), will be reserved for moderate/middle income households while 186 are reserved for low income households.

    The application process is simple and can be done online.

    Here's the link to the property website which includes floor plans, income bands and links to the application site: hunterspointsouthliving.com. Residents of Queens Community Board #2 are granted a preference for this housing. The application deadline is December 15.


    The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition.

    DISCLAIMER: NABET/CWA LOCAL 16 is not involved in any way with this offer.


    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.

     


     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 Signs Major Sports Event Agreement with ABC-Contract Coverage Extends to ESPN
    July 2, 2014

    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

     

     

    Union Plus

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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:

    rapakhttp://www.amazon.com/Linda-Maran/e/B007OLGMFA

    Headlines

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    Retiree Luncheon photos full story...

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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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