Registration and Election Information for the 2017

Registration and Election Information for the 2017

General Election November 7, 2017

General Information


  1. You must be a US Citizen to vote
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age
  3. You must reside in a town or city within your State
  4. You must not be in prison

Voter Registration deadlines in local States


New York

Registration deadline for in person-no later than Oct. 13.

Mail in-Postmarked no later then Oct. 13.

You must reside at your address for at least 30 days.

New Jersey

Registration deadline- Oct. 17.

Must be a resident of your County for at least 30 days.


Registration deadline for mail in, postmarked by the 7th day before the election.  In person, with your Registrar by the 7th day before the election.

You may register on the day of the election at designated Election Day Registration Locations in each town.

The General Election is Tuesday November 7, 2017

Further information about voting as well as Absentee Voting can be found at the following websites:  NY –

NJ –   CT  

League of Women Voters  

Pulitzer Prize winning


Please get out and Vote!!!

Local 1212 Election Registrar


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