PGA Championship 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is no secret to anyone who works in broadcasting that the industry is rapidly changing.  Often times these changes come at the expense of our membership, in the form of cutting back days or overtime hours.  It may impact one crew or department at different times, but eventually everyone will feel it.  The corporate culture is often unforgiving as to the real impact their decisions have on the livelihoods of their workers.  We are working to address these concerns with CBS Sports management and let them know our IBEW members’ concerns.

The first step in dealing with management is to always remind them we are all united, in solidarity, as one voice.  To do that, today at the PGA Championship, August 11th, our members are wearing a red shirt to work.  The sight of the entire IBEW workforce in red will send a loud message to management that we are united in our support of each other, and that the cutbacks and reductions will not be accepted quietly.

Fraternally,

Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
Local 1212, IBEW
225 West 34th Street, Suite 1120
New York, NY 10122
212-354-6770

In Memoriam

Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Joseph A. Flaherty. 

Joseph was more than an icon, he was a pioneer.  Joseph revolutionized television into the medium we see today amongst many other achievements throughout his professional career. 

On a personal note, it was my great privilege to know Dr. Joseph Flaherty, whom I will miss greatly. He has been both a mentor and a true inspiration in my life. 

May God bless Joseph Flaherty and his family as we mourn his loss. 

Ralph Avigliano 

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212

OFFICE HAS MOVED

Dear Membership,

Earlier this week, IBEW Local 1212 relocated to a new space on the 11th floor of 225 West 34th Street. We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our phone system resulting in a delay with the phone ringing in our office. If you call the office, please allow the phone to ring several times.

We are also available via email. Feel free to email Business Representative Ryan O’Boyle @ ro@ibew1212.org or the Office Manager Donna Seniscalchi @ ds@ibew1212.org with any questions. You can also contact me at the email address ra@ibew1212.org

We are working to resolve this matter as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Fraternally,

-Ralph Avigliano

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212

In Memoriam

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Deron Castro. Deron is the younger Brother to Ben Castro, Sr. Ben serves as Assistant Business Manager at CBS. Our prayers are with the Castro family at this difficult time.
Funeral Arrangements are listed as followed.

Viewing

Fairchild Funeral Chapel

1570 Northern Blvd.

Manhasset, New York

 

Wednesday August 1st

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Thursday August 2nd

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

https://fairchildsons.com/tribute/details/1860/Deron-Castro/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

Funeral Mass

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215-35 38th Avenue

Bayside, New York

Friday August 3rd

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fraternally,
Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1212

In Memoriam

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with sad news that I inform the membership that Terry Leitz at the age of 71 died peacefully of natural causes while recovering from pneumonia on July 7, 2018. Terry’s hire date as a member of IBEW Local 1212 was November 1985. His work spanned four decades at CBS while working in the maintenance shop.

Terry’s roots began in New Orleans before leaving for New York. He worked as a broadcast engineer at WWL New Orleans. There he also served the title of Business Manager of IBEW Local 1139. Terry also had stops at NBC Burbank, WOR-TV, Reeves Teletape; and eventually CBS.

For those who knew Terry; he was described as a nice but quiet guy who was very knowledgeable in the field of Broadcast. He worked overnights for many years at CBS but managed to service this local with designing the Union’s website in the early 2000’s before handing it off to one of our current administrators. It should also be recognized and noted that Terry was a member of the Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War.

Terry was survived by his wife, Lucille O’Brien Leitz; sister, Mary Ann, his children, Barbara Leitz Barnes and Robert Terrence Leitz; grandchildren, Blake Harris Barnes, Madison Barnes, Cameron Barnes, Robert Terrence (Beaux) Leitz, Jr. Lacey Leitz, Meghan Leitz McLeod and great grandchildren, Ayden Leitz, Rylee Leitz, McKenzie Leigh Leitz; as well as many others that knew and loved him.

Terry’s services were last week with a viewing and a Mass service. He is already missed, and our condolences go out to his family at this time. Thank you for serving our country and thank you for your time as a member of this local Brother Leitz. Rest in peace.

 

Fraternally,

Business Manager – IBEW Local 1212

Ralph Avigliano