IBEW/CBS Ratify New Contract

Dear Brothers and Sisters:


I am pleased to inform you the tentative agreement between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and CBS Broadcasting Inc has been ratified by the membership. I would like to thank the membership for their support during the negotiation process. Further, I wish to extend my gratitude to negotiating committee members, President Michael Naeder, Vice President William Zizza, Business Representative Ryan O’Boyle, Ben Castro, Maria Dewitt, Phil Doyle, Dennis Graiani, Daniel Ham, Roger Hirsch, Timothy Long, Neil McCaffrey, Joe Palumbo, John Pumo, George Rothweiler and Rob Smolanoff for their time and continuous dedication.


A copy of the official joint press release from the IBEW and CBS Broadcasting Inc is attached.


Fraternally, ​



Ralph Avigliano

Business Manager

Local 1212, IBEW

225 West 34th Street, Suite 1120

New York, NY 10122



In Memoriam

Steven Donald Eppolito Eppy

December 28, 1961 – August 19, 2017

Steven Donald Eppolito (Eppy), 55 of Ridgefield, NJ passed away peacefully

on Saturday August 19, 2017.

Steve is survived by his wife Lynn, two sons Kevin and Michael, his mother

Diana Eppolito, sisters Renee and Lisa, brother John, and late father Donald

Eppolito and many loving family members.

Steve was born on December 28, 1961 in Bronx New York. He grew up in

Fairview, NJ and graduated from William Paterson College with a bachelors

degree in communications. He became an EVS Operator and Tape Operator. He started

his career at Vision Cable Channel 10 News and eventually went on to work

at “The View” and MLB winning Emmys at both, and also worked at Yes

Network, and has done New Years Rockin Eve for many years, along with

countless other jobs in the TV field.

Steve’s passions were golfing, and love of sports, being a diehard NY Giants

and NY Mets fan.

Steve made an impact on all our lives with his infectious smile, humor, and

kindness to all people he encountered in his life.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Prayer Service will be

held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:00pm at the A.K. Macagna Funeral

Home 495 Anderson Avenue Cliffside Park, N.J. Cremation will be private.

The family will receive their friends Friday 1-8pm. In lieu of flowers

donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Suite 900

Arlington, VA 22202.

CBS/IBEW Tentative Agreement reached.

The IBEW and CBS have reached an early 39 month tentative agreement effective February 1, 2018. The current agreement does not expire until January 31, 2018. Details and more information will be made available to our members in the upcoming days.

On a side note, I wish to personally thank the LU 1212 committee for there hard work, commitment and dedication to our membership. A membership that are true professionals in this great industry of ours.


Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1212

New Organized Members, Welcome!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

It is with great pleasure that we announce that IBEW in-house technicians employed by the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ recently exercised their rights under the National Labor Relations Act to elect to be represented by IBEW Local 1212.  We applaud the strength and solidarity of these workers who stood steadfast in their efforts to seek representation.  

The Prudential Center opened its doors in 2007 and is home to Devils hockey, Seton Hall basketball, along with events that vary from Disney on Ice and college graduations to concerts and Monster Jam. 

Please join us in congratulating the newest unit in our strong and committed Union. We look forward to getting to work on their first contract. 


Ralph Avigliano 

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212