March 2020

BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT

CBS:

CBS SPORTS:

02/20/20 – International Reps, BM and BR speaking about ICAP request on behalf of member arbitrarily dismissed last April 2019. Matter ongoing.

02/23/20 – (Site Visit) BR met with members and management at Seton Hall vs ST Johns at the Prudential Center.

CBS News:

02/3/20 – International spoke with BM from IBEW 1212 and 1200 to resolve outstanding issues in the field. Matter is now moving to Arbitration related to pool feeds and live to records.

CBSN:

02/05/20 – BM, BR and Counsel spoke with Labor Relations over voluntary recognition for Editors/ Video Producers. Drafted letter was sent to company on March 3rd.

COE:

12/03/19: IBEW Reps and BM did a follow up call on 12/3 and 12/10 about consolidation of COE. Both sides spoke again in LA at CBS Halfly & are meeting on 3/11 at Labor Relations office.

02/28/20: BR met with Shop Steward, member and HR involving issue at Ed Sullivan Theatre. Matter is still ongoing.

Newspath:

02/21/20: Vice President submitted grievance involving member whose overtime hours were canceled on 2/13. Union has drafted grievance, matter ongoing.

03/02/20: HR has sent out a memo to member to work from home starting March 3rd and returning March 14th due to precautions related to the virus.

HBO:

01/16/20 – Shop meeting held with members to review terms and conditions to new proposed contract. Contract vote did not pass.

02/21/20 – Shop meeting held with members.

03/02/20 – Shop meeting held with members on 3/2 and presented wage increase in year one and retro. Matter ongoing.

FOX SPORTS:

03/04/20 – Company has elected to produce their studio pre and post shows of the Big East Tournament back at their West Coast facilities and have elected to cancel the production at MSG. Game play will remain as scheduled.

MSG:

02/24/20 – Both sides met for another round of negotiations. Next date is not set.

03/01/20 – Union has prepared comprehensive response to company’s proposals, circulating to committee – matter ongoing.

WPIX:

12/03/19 – Steward notified Union Office of IBEW Video Journalist at the station. Both sides spoke again on February 4th. Union and company will meet on March 20th to try and resolve the grievance.

01/08/20 – Terminated member spoke with BM, BR and Union Counsel. Arbitration date is set for March 10th, 2020. Prepped with member on 2/11, 2/26 and 3/2.

WLIW:

02/20/20 – Union and company met for another round of negotiations. There is a tentative four-year deal in place. Both sides reviewing terms contingent on language.

Team People/ System One:

02/18/19 – Union and company met for round of negotiations. There is a tentative deal in place. Awaiting MOU from the company.

Sony:

02/05/19 – Union spoke with management on January 4th. Union is sent information request on February 5th. Company responded on 3/6. Union attorney will be contacting Sony’s legal team next week for further discussions.

WNJU:

02/25/20 – Another round of negotiations. No date set to meet yet for future bargain sessions.

03/02/20 – Company would like to extend 90-day probationary period an additional 90 days. Union reviewing request and will respond to Management.

WXTV:

03/04/20 – ABM notified Union that new staff full-time photographer started on March 2nd.

03/05/20 – Union spoke to committee regarding impact bargaining and changes to the control room. Matter ongoing.

WADO:

2/14/20 – Both sides met for another round of negotiations. Next session is set for March 16th.

ENTERCOM/WFAN/WINS:

2/12/20 – (Site Visit) BM and BR met with members to update them on the negotiations with National and Local contracts.

2/27/20 – International and BM’s from National Contract reviewed company’s counter proposals and sent package back to company on 3/3.

February 2020

BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT

CBS:

CBS SPORTS:

12/30/19 – Member spoke with BM, BR and Union Counsel about loss of work in field on golf. Matter ongoing.

01/06/20 – International Office updated BM’s about the Big 3 league. Matter appears resolved.

CBS News:

02/3/19 – International spoke with BM from IBEW 1212 and 1200 to resolve outstanding issues in the field. Matter likely moving to an ICAP. Matter ongoing.

CBSN:

02/05/20 – BM, BR and Counsel spoke with Labor Relations over voluntary recognition for Editors/ Video Producers.

WCBS:

12/02/19 – Union Counsel and BR met with Labor Relations and IATSE Local 1 reps on arbitration hearing held on 1/13/20. Awaiting Arbitration award, matter ongoing.

COE:

12/03/19: IBEW Reps and BM did a follow up call on 12/3 and 12/10 about consolidation of COE. Both sides spoke in LA at CBS Halfly and agree on implementation of CBSOne.

HBO:

01/16/20 – Shop meeting held with members to review terms and conditions to new proposed contract. Contract vote did not pass, both sides will continue negotiations.

02/04/20 – Steward filed a grievance for work being pushed to air. Union reviewing the matter.

FOX SPORTS:

01/29/20 – International, Business Managers and Management held a conference call to review agenda items related to Super Bowl, Golf, XFL and onboarding policies company is looking to implement.

02/01/20 – (Site Visit) BR met with members and management at Seton Hall vs Xavier at the Prudential Center.

MSG:

01/15/20 – Union and company met for another round of negotiations.

02/06/20 – Union and company meeting for another round of negotiations. Both sides also meeting on 2/24 and tentatively 2/28.

WPIX:

12/03/19 – Steward notified Union Office of IBEW Video Journalist at the station. Both sides spoke again on February 4th. Union pursuing matter to grievance procedure. Matter ongoing.

01/08/20 – Terminated member spoke with BM, BR and Union Counsel. Arbitration date is set for March 10, 2020. First round of preparation will begin on February 11th.

WLIW:

01/15/20 – Union and company met for another round of negotiations.

01/30/20 – Union and company met for another round of negotiations. Next date has not been set yet. Both sides looking to meet in the next two weeks.

Team People/ System One:

12/30/19 – Union and company have agreed to extend the current agreement to February of 2020. Both sides preparing to meet for negotiations by end of February.

Sony:

02/05/19 – Union spoke with management on January 4th. Union is now asking the company for an information request regarding mastering work. Matter ongoing.

WNJU:

02/03/20 – Next round of negotiations with company is February 25th, 2020.

WXTV:

01/10/19 – Union and Company had a Labor Management Meeting back on 11/21/19. Union elected to file for arbitration on upgrades related to producer, director functions as well as utilization of MMJ’s. Union has withdrawn grievances without prejudice related to timesheets and overtime.

01/30/20 – Union and Company scheduled a call regarding changes to control room. Matter ongoing.

WADO:

01/27/20 – Both sides met for another round of negotiations. Next date to meet is set for February 14th.

Office:

01/15-1/19/20 – BR, Shop Stewards at WNJU and E-Board member participated in the 2020 EWMC Conference in Chicago, IL.

January 2020

BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT

CBS:

CBS SPORTS:

11/7/19 – Member reached out about travel expense from remote site and member removed from schedule. BR reached out to Management on 12/16. Matter ongoing.

12/07/19 – (Site Visit) BR met with members and management at Jets vs Dolphins, Week 14.

12/14/19 – (Site Visit) BM met with members and management at CBS Broadcast Center. BR met with members and management at Giants vs Dolphins, Week 15.

12/21/19 – (Site Visit) BR met with members and management at Jets vs Steelers, Week 16.

12/30/19 – Member spoke with BM, BR and Union Counsel about loss of work in field on golf. Matter ongoing.

01/05/20 – Steward notified Union about non-Union employee doing work in graphics control room. Union reviewing matter.

01/06/20 – International updated BM’s the Big 3 league. Matter ongoing.

CBS Newspath:

01/2/20 – Vice President of Union notified BM about Member regarding misconduct.

WCBS:

11/27/19 – Union drafted letter to company on proposed remedy for prosumer usage/week. Awaiting a response from company.

12/02/19 – BM, BR spoke to former hyphenated member about arbitration award. Hearing on 1/13/20. Matter ongoing.

01/10/20 – ABM notified Union of CBSN-NY doing show for Atlanta CW Station Mon-Friday at 10pm. Matter ongoing

COE:

12/03/19: IBEW Reps and BM did a follow up call on 12/3 and 12/10 about consolidation of COE. Matter ongoing.

01/07/20 – BM has spoken with Labor Relations about a member’s request for pre-retirement leave. Company is reviewing the matter.

HBO:

11/26/19 – Negotiations continued, both sides have agreed to a tentative deal. The proposed contract would a 4-year agreement. Committee held a conference call on December 10th to review changes. Shop meeting is set for January 16th.

FOX SPORTS:

12/29/19 – (Site Visit)  BR met with members and management at Giants vs. Eagles, Week 16 NFL Season at MetLife Stadium.

01/09/20 – International, BM’s and Management will host a Labor Management Meeting at the site of Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami.

MSG:

12/04/19 – Negotiations continue, next date set to meet is January 15th.

WPIX:

12/03/19 – Steward notified Union Office of IBEW Video Journalist at the station. BM spoke to Management about usage and had follow call with committee on January 8th.

12/13/19 – Committee held a conference call with Union over driving policy implemented by Scripps. Both sides looking to meet soon to discuss impact.

01/03/20 – Instagram video shot in the studio by non-IBEW personnel. Union spoke with management on January 6th and company agreed it was a violation.

01/08/20 -Terminated member terminated spoke with BM, BR and Union Counsel regarding latest offer from company about reinstatement. Case will move to arbitration.

WLIW:

12/16/19– Negotiations will commence, next date is set for January 15.

Team People/ System One:

12/30/19 – Union and company have agreed to extend the current agreement to February of 2020 so both sides can meet for negotiations.

WNJU:

12/9/19 – Both Union and company met at NBC for a benefits meeting. No date yet set for next negotiation.

WXTV:

01/10/19 – Union and Company had a Labor Management Meeting back on 11/21/19. Company responded, both sides also agreed to extend time to file for arbitration. Matter ongoing.

01/8/20 – Union and Company are looking to schedule a call regarding changes to control room. Matter ongoing.

WADO:

12/11/19 – Negotiations continued. Next date is set for January 3rd.

1/03/20 – Negotiations continued. Next date is set for January 8th.

01/08/20 – Negotiations continued. Next date is set for January 27th.

 Office:

12/10, 12/12/19 – Sean Dugan from Entertainment Flex Plan and met with members at CBS, Ed Sullivan Theatre and Union Office over 2 days.