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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