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Very sad news today with the loss of the longest active member of IBEW Local 1228. Brother Al MacNaughton passed earlier today after a week in the hospital.

Al was a photographer for WHDH Channel 7 in Boston and was known far and wide throughout New England to news crews, politicians and many, many others for his hard work covering news stories.

He was still working for the Station up until his recent illness. Brother MacNaughton has covered so many stories its hard to estimate. But he was always a friend to the other photogs on the scene and never failed to strike up a conversation during downtime on shoots.

Al was a strong supporter of Local 1228 and served as its President for many years. He will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues.

Rest In Peace BrotherIB ImageIB ImageIB Image


Local 1228 Charity Begins With You

                                  We have developed two very significant ways to give back to the communities where our members live.

The first is “Local 1228 Community Program”.
This is the most direct way for you to be involved in getting donations to a program or organization that is in your community that you either participate in or support.
All you have to do is write to the Executive Board describing the organization and your reason for the ask and we will send a donationciting you as a member ofIBEW Local 1228 and the sponsor of the contribution.

The second program is one that we are very near a d dear to many members of our Local.  Too many of our family members and friends have suffered through the cruel horror of a cancer battle. This disease has taken away careers, caused bankruptcies and torn families apart. But most of all, it’s taken away loved ones, young and old, rich or poor without any warning.

Please find it in your heart to join this battle; to find a cure; to spread the message and show the world that our Local Union cares. If you’ve lost someone or know someone going through this or even someone who has conquered it, you can make a donation in their name. Here is the link:




WUNI Entrivision Boston

We concluded bargaining for another 1 year Contract wit the station and are expecting the raises to take place in January as usual. Despite the discussion of 4 years ago about hubbing, we were informed that there are no longer any plans to do so at the Needham facility.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS  

                    The members of the WSBE Bargaining Unit won their case against Station Management when on August 5, 2019 The National Labor Relations Board uphled the July 23rd, 2018 decision of Administrative Law Judge David Goldman and ordered:
"the Respondent, Rhode Island PBS Foundation, Providence, Rhode Island, its officers, agents, successors, and assigns, shall
1. Cease and desist from
(a) Coercively interrogating employees about their un- ion sympathies, including whether they want the Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1228 (Union) to continue as their collective-bargaining representative.
(b) Refusing to bargain collectively with the Union by failing and refusing to meet with the Union to negotiate a collective-bargaining agreement.

(c) Withdrawing recognition from the Union and failing and refusing to bargain with the Union as the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of the unit employees.
(d) Refusing to bargain collectively with the Union by failing and refusing to furnish it with requested information that is relevant and necessary to the Union’s performance of its functions as the collective-bargaining representative of the unit employees.
(e) Changing the terms and conditions of employment of unit employees by granting wage increases without first notifying the Union and giving it an opportunity to bargain.
(f) In any like or related manner interfering with, re- straining, or coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed them by Section 7 of the Act.
2. Take the following affirmative action necessary to effectuate the policies of the Act.
(a) On request, bargain with the Union as the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of the employees in the following appropriate unit concerning terms and conditions of employment and, if an understanding is reached, embody the understanding in a signed agree- ment:
All full-time and regular part-time Maintenance Engi- neers, Television/Broadcast/Watch Engineers and Tel- ecommunications/Television Technicians employed by the Employer, but excluding all other employees, guards, and supervisors as defined in the Act.
(b) Furnish to the Union in a timely manner the in- formation requested by the Union on or about October 31, 2017.
(c) Upon request of the Union, rescind the unilateral wage increases granted to unit employees Nick Moraites and Mark Smith on or about December 31, 2017.
Business Manager Fletcher Fischer and Shop Steward Andy Gannon have reached out to Managemnt to begin Bargaining for w new Contract and hope to have results before hte end of the year.

WBZ - CBS Boston

Shop meetings are beinf held to discuss proposals for upcoming negotiations this fall. The current Contract expires on December 31, 2019. We have also just concluded two days of arbitration for a photographer whom we belive was wrongfully disciplined. We hope to have the Arbitrator's decision and award before December.

WMUR - Hearst, Manchester NH

We are preparing to begin bargaining for the Photog's bargaining unit at the station. Once again presidential politics have taken over the state and members are being streached to the limit convering the press conferences, appearences and general nayhem of having 23 Democratic candidates invading the state.


We will begin bargaining for a successor Agreement starting on October 24 & 25. REcently the Company offered a voluntary buyout to senior staff members but very few have taken advantage of the offer.

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