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 www.MackMemorialhome.com 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 (https://www.arrl.org/)

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.

2022 Sports Emmys

Congrats to Our Network Partners & Members on Winning in the Following Categories:

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Creative & Technical Crafts


FOX MLB – FOX | FS1 – Fox Sports, FS1 Outstanding Audio/ Sound – Live Event

(IBEW 1212 Members Associated with Production): *Carpenter, Joseph M *Rossetti, Matt *Rew, Michael *Campos, Jonathan *Clark, Peter *Ferris, Fred *Lomastro, Anthony

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Programs & Events


MLB at Field of Dreams –

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox – Fox Sports, Outstanding Live Special (IBEW 1212 Members Associated with Production): Carpenter, Joseph M Rossetti, Matt Rew, Michael Friedman, Alan R Chesney, David DeSantis, Keith Tamburo, Robert Zecca, Paul J Bovino, Andrew J D’Ermilio, Louis J Halloran, Christopher

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Programs & Events


AFC Playoffs


Nominees – 2022 Sports – Programs & Events


The NFL Today

The Move – CBS Sports, Outstanding Short Feature (IBEW 1212 Members Associated with Production): *Anthony Cortese – Editor https://twitter.com/sportsemmys/status/1529281426046308352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1529281426046308352%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublish.twitter.com%2F%3Fquery%3Dhttps3A2F2Ftwitter.com2Fsportsemmys2Fstatus2F1529281426046308352widget%3DTweet

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Programs & Events


The NFL Today

Outstanding Camera Work – Short Form (IBEW 1212 Members Associated with Production): *Jeff Fisher – Camera https://twitter.com/sportsemmys/status/1529281426046308352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1529281426046308352%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublish.twitter.com%2F%3Fquery%3Dhttps3A2F2Ftwitter.com2Fsportsemmys2Fstatus2F1529281426046308352widget%3DTweet


FOX College Football

Big Noon Energy – FOX Sports | FS1, Outstanding Promotional Announcement https://twitter.com/sportsemmys/status/1529278026965520384?s=20&t=9-a-OXPJ-20ke5BMjq2c3w

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Creative & Technical Crafts


NCAA March Madness

Made for Madness, tbs | CBS | TNT | truTV, Outstanding Audio/Sound – Post-Produced

Nominees – 2022 Sports – Creative & Technical Crafts



RomoVision – CBS Sports, The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award

We Mourn Loss of Richard E. Rich

Dear Brother and Sisters,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Brother Richard E. Rich. Richard was a Playback/ EVS Replay operator for many years in our industry. He was initiated into the IBEW during the late 1980’s. He worked at WPIX in the 1990’s before branching off into Live Sports working under IBEW’s Fox Sports and MSG agreements. 

We extend on condolences and prayers to Richard’s family during this difficult time. 
Rest in peace Brother. 

Ralph Avigliano 

Business Manager

IBEW Local 1212

———Further information is provided below——–


Monday – May 23, 2022


Bethel Cedar Park Cemetery 

735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

We Remember Philip LaPelusa

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with deep sadness that I inform the membership of the passing of Brother Philip LaPelusa.
While I regret the loss of any member, the loss of Phil is particularly painful. My Brother Phil
was a true friend and the definition of dedication and loyalty. We met at CBS in 1986, where we
began our years as friends and colleagues. Phil was elected to the IBEW Local 1212 Executive
Board in 2009 and served on the CBS Negotiating Committee.

Phil was an Emmy Award winner, whose almost 40-year career involved some of our most
prestigious sporting events and took him all over the world. Phil covered the NFL, 4 Super
Bowls, 27 US Tennis Opens, 3 Winter Olympics (France, Norway and Japan), 11 Daytona 500’s
and 20 NCAA Final Four tournaments.
Phil is survived by his wife Donna, their three children, a son and twin daughters, as well as five
grandchildren. Our love and prayers go out to the LaPelusa Family. Phil will be truly missed by all.
Rest in peace, my brother. Information on the arrangements are listed below.
Ralph Avigliano
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1212

Thursday 3/24 4pm-8pm
Walter Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road.
Clark , NJ 07066

Funeral Service:
Friday 3/25 Meet at Walter Johnson Funeral Home 9:30am
Mass 10am at Saint Johns the Apostle
571 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Committal Service:
Saint Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia , NJ 07067

We Remember Steve Kaufman

It is with deep sorrow that I share the passing of  longtime member, Steven Kaufman.  Steven was a member of Local 1212 for more than 28 years.  During that time, he worked as a technician for CBS, most recently for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. 

Steven’s family shared the service information listed here.

Sunday February 27th, 2022
8:45 am

Sinai Chapels
162-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Cemetery to follow
Beth david Cemetery
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY

Family home following until 10pm
Shiva all week from 3-8pm