Election results

Election Results!!!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased to announce that the 2018 Election has been tabulated.  Please join me in congratulating the Executive Board and supporting them over the new term. 

It is with my deepest gratitude that I thank previous Board Members for their involvement with the well-being of IBEW Local 1212.  Your time, dedication and support are very much appreciated.

 I would like to thank the entire membership for supporting me as Business Manager.  I am proud and humbled to serve the membership of this great local.

Fraternally,

Ralph Avigliano

Business Manager/Financial Secretary

 

Officers

President – Michael Naeder

Vice President – William Zizza

Recording Secretary – Perry Russell

Business Manager/Financial Secretary – Ralph Avigliano

Treasurer – Joseph Gerardi

 

Executive Board

Thomas Cassidy

Maria DeWitt

Phil Doyle

Frank Dulzaides

Dan Ham

Timothy Long

Joseph Palumbo

Richard Ross

Cheryl Thomas

Union workers on strike from Golf Channel

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

IATSE went on strike against the Golf Channel on January 13, 2018.  As you may know, the Golf Channel is owned by Comcast NBCU.  The collective bargaining agreement expired last June 2017.   

Many IBEW members have been inquiring about the possible impact of the strike on the work we do for CBS or Fox Sports.  The IBEW does not have any collective bargaining agreements with the Golf Channel.  However, we do work for CBS, which is contractually obligated to the PGA to provide early round coverage, wherever it airs.

It has been and will remain one of our core tenets not to perform struck work.  Section 1.07(b) of our agreement with CBS specifically provides that CBS will not “use the services of any Technician for the purpose of assisting any company in breaking any strike or effectuating any lockout.”    If CBS is doing work for the PGA, as it has done in past years, that work is not considered struck work and will remain a work assignment from CBS.

However, if the Golf Channel asks a member to come work for it directly, that would be performing struck work.  Section 1.07(b) also provides: “No Technician shall be penalized by the Employer for refusing to cross a picket line which is lawfully established as a result of a strike by members of the AFL-CIO” but does not obligate CBS to pay any Technician who refuses to cross a picket line.  It is an individual decision whether to cross a lawful picket line. 

I hope this clarifies some of the questions that have been raised by members.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fraternally,

Ralph Avigliano

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212

Work: 212-354-6770

Cell: 917-991-0011

Email: ra@ibew1212.org