Brother Friedman

As we embark on this journey of life. There are times when we all need help and right now that time is now for one of our IBEW 1212 Brothers. Paul Friedman has been a member of IBEW 1212 since 2014. His work at CBS as a 403(g) Staff Supervisor can be seen on Network. While Paul continues to work, his family has teamed up with a great organization as they embark on a Kidney transplant. We ask that you read up on the organization “Renewal” that Paul and his wife Debbie have been partnering with. The best thing we all can do in a sign of solidarity is to pick up our own. The family wishes are that more people become aware that being an organ donor is one of the best things you can do. For additional information, please see the website link below.

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid.  They have earned our undying gratitude.”   -Harry S. Truman

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.”  -Unknown

9/11 – We Always Remember. We Never Forget.

Along with the Four (4) IBEW 1212 members that perished on 9/11/01 (pictured above). Seventeen members of IBEW Local 3 also died in the 9/11 attacks: Thomas J. Ashton, James Marcel Cartier, Robert John Caufield, Joseph Di Pilato, Salvatore Fiumefreddo, Harvey Robert Hermer, Ralph Michael Licciardi, Michael W. Lowe, Charles Peter Lucania, Lester V. Marino, Jose Angel Martinez Jr. , Joseph M. Romagnolo, Anthony Segarra, Jeffrey James Shaw, Steven R. Strauss, Glenn J. Travers Sr. and Kenneth Wilburn White Jr. 
May God Bless all the families that lost loved ones on 9/11.
God Bless America.

We mourn Brother Emanuel Parais

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of our Brother Emanuel” Manny” Parais on May 13, 2023. Manny, the Chief Photographer for Telemundo 47, joined IBEW local 1212 in 1983 after being hired by WNJU. He was a long-term member of our negotiating committee, where his insight and experience were greatly valued. Manny, good-natured and kind, was respected by all who knew him. The world is a lesser place without him. We have lost a Brother, and true friend …..May God bless Manny and family in this most difficult time.

Antonopoulos Funeral Home Inc.
38-08 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 728.8500 |
Wednesday 5/17, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
150-05 12th Avenue
Whitestone, NY 11357
Thursday 5/18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

St. Michael’s Cemetery
72-02 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
718.278.3240 | 
Thursday 5/18, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Frank Dulzaides Obituary

Frank J. Dulzaides, age 55, of Secaucus, NJ passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Frank was born to the late Rafael and Ilda Dulzaides in Jersey City, NJ and he lived in New York before moving to Secaucus 24 years ago. He was a 2-time Ed R. Murrow Award Winner & 4-time Emmy Award Winner for his work as a News Photographer and Editor for Univision N. Y. as well as an Executive Board Member of the IBEW 1212 Union.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Melissa (Carlin) Dulzaides; His Cherished Children, Steven A. Dulzaides, Francisco X. Dulzaides, and Lindsayann Collazo; and Devoted Grandfather (Pop) of Tobias Joseph Collazo.; Frank is also survived by many extended family members, Friends, and Colleagues.

A visitation for Frank will be held Thursday, November 17th from 4 to 8PM at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ. A Funeral Home Prayer Service will occur Friday, November 18th at 11AM at Mack Memorial Home 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ. followed by his burial at 12PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dulzaides family.

Remembering Frank Dulzaides

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the sudden passing of Local 1212 Executive Board member, Frank Dulzaides on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the age of fifty-five.

During his 30-year tenure as a member of Local 1212, he embodied the spirit of organized labor, fighting tirelessly for his fellow union brothers and sisters. At WXTV, Univision, he was employed as an ENG technician, and was a member of the negotiating committee and a shop steward who mentored fellow technicians and encouraged them to become more active in the Local. In 2015 he expanded his focus beyond WXTV and successfully ran for a position on the Local 1212 Executive Board.

Frank loved to cover the local news. He was an Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award winning news photographer and editor. He was immensely proud of his work and his co-workers that collaborated with him. From press conferences to breaking news, Frank covered it all. 

Frank’s role in the Union and as a photographer for Univision was still just a small piece of who he was. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts and prayers go out to Frank’s family during this incredibly difficult time. Frank’s cheerful outlook, memorable laugh and kind demeanor will be missed by all who knew him.

I thank you for your friendship and support through the years. I will miss you.

May you Rest in Peace. 

David Saviet Remembered

David Saviet – CBS Radio Network

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Brother David Saviet.

David was a long-time member of Local 1212. With experience in studio, maintenance, field and audio; David went on to have a successful 40-year career with the CBS Radio Network. We wish to extend our condolences to David’s family during this sad time.

If you would like to make a donation, the family requests a donation to the general fund of National Association for Amateur Radio in memory of David Saviet, WB2KSP (

May God bless David. 

Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1212

We Remember 9/11


As we remember all lives on this solemn anniversary, we give special thoughts and prayers to the Brothers of Local 1212 and Local 3 who perished twenty one years ago on September 11, 2001. They are always remembered, never forgotten.

May God bless them, their families and all those who suffer from the aftermath of the devastation.

God Bless America.

Labor Day Parade

On Saturday, September 10th, the New York City Labor Day Parade and March will return to Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019! Tens of thousands of workers representing more than 200 unions and constituency groups will come together in a powerful show of labor solidarity on the 140th Anniversary of the first Labor Day parade in the United States, when more than 10,000 workers marched from New York City Hall to Union Square in 1882.The Parade will kick off at 10am at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, marching uptown to the NYC CLC Reviewing Stand at 64th Street. The street IBEW 1212 is scheduled to meet is on 45th street between 5th and 6th avenue. The parade will go up 5th avenue (normal route) uptown and we are expected to go off at 11am. We encourage our IBEW 1212 Brothers and Sisters to come join us as we march up 5th avenue. Feel free to contact us at the Union Office if you are interested in joining. Thank you.