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The Signal

The Newsletter of NABET-CWA Local #26

 

 

Final Cut Pro Class-Part Two

Due to the overwhelming success of last years Final Cut Pro Class, NABET-CWA Local #26 has secured funding for a second class. The class will be held at WSKG and will train eleven members from WSKG and WICZ. The training will again be offered at no cost to our membership. The funding for the class will be provided by Local #26 and with a grant from the BURST training Fund. The training will again be conducted in two parts, with an "introduction to MAC" course and the "Final Cut Pro" course. The date and time of the course will be posted soon.

Local President John Ziller stated his continued support for training that will provide a future for our Local members. Ziller said the training was made possible thanks to Sector President John Clark, Sector Vice President Jim Joyce, RVP2 Fred Saburro and Joe Salvaggio.

 

 

NABET -CWA Local #26 working with WSKG 

NABET-CWA continued its fight to preserve federal and state funding of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) by working with the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) in its lobbying efforts. President John Ziller and Staff Representative Bill Murray met with Donna Lupardo in February to discuss additional funding for WSKG. "We discussed specific programs and grants that would fund specific projects at WSKG, stated Ziller. Staff representative Bill Murray praised the Local's high level of COPE participation. He stated, "Without the support of our members we could not accomplish any of these goals". President Ziller stated, "We will continue to pursue these efforts to secure a better future for our members". The membership will vote soon on a one-year extension to their collective bargaining agreement. The extension will allow additional time to lobby for the new funding.

NABET-CWA Local #26 to celebrate 50th anniversary

In 2007, NABET-CWA Local #26 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Members of WICZ's Master Control department in 1957 founded the Local. WSKG joined our local in 1982. We are looking for your ideas on how to best mark this special anniversary. Please share your thoughts with your Shop Stewards and Local Officers.

 

 

 

 

NABET Local #211 provides Shop Steward Workshop 

NABET-CWA Local #211 provided a one-day training seminar for Shop Stewards from across New York State. Local #26 Shop Stewards Ken Campbell, Christine Williams, and Dave Mosteller attended from Local #26. The seminar took place on April 5th in Syracuse, New York. Gordon McClelland taught the course from the Cornell University School of Labor relations. Shop Stewards from Watertown, Rochester, and Syracuse attended. President Ziller stated, "I would like to thank President Lorrie Conner, her executive board and members for allowing our Stewards to attend this wonderful course. Local 211 provided this to us at no cost to our Local. It was a generous gift and a great display of solidarity".

 

Make sure you know your Weingarten Rights.
 
It should be stated to management when a worker is facing disciplinary action -  or is concerned that a situation could lead to disciplinary action.

"If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I request that my NABET Steward or union officer be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any question. (This is my right under a Supreme Court Decision called Weingarten).

 

CWA Local 1118 "Toss the Book" Rally

Because of this rally, and the continued solidarity of ALL the unions of the CNY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - we were able to help these workers get a contract! Congrats to Local 1118!

Local Jobs

Public Relations Specialist - WSKG
This position is responsible for providing all promotional/marketing support for the mission of the organization, particularly in the areas of member relations, local television and radio production, educational services and community outreach. Specific responsibilities include: expand media relationships in coverage areas to ensure increased awareness of  WSKG's presence; prepare press packets as needed for all station news, events, topics of interest and programs; work with other departments to ensure that a consistent station message/look prevails in all promotion; support all station events and fundraising initiatives with appropriate promotion; assist in website updating as needed; and represent the station appropriately within the community. Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in marketing, communications, or other applicable field as well as a minimum of five years experience in corporate communications in a fundraising or not-for-profit environment. Proven track record of marketing success, with established media relationships also required. Interested candidates should send resumes to: WSKG Public Broadcasting, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3000, Binghamton, NY 13902. WSKG is an equal opportunity employer and strives to develop a richly diverse workplace.

Development Director - WSKG
This position is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of local fundraising initiatives, including annual support, special projects and capital campaigns, that will enhance net revenue for the station. Will directly supervise numerous departments, including underwriting, membership and education. Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in an applicable field as well as a minimum of eight years of managerial experience in a fundraising or not-for-profit environment. Proven track record of fundraising success and goal achievement also required. Interested candidates should send resumes to: WSKG Public Broadcasting, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3000, Binghamton, NY 13902. WSKG is an equal opportunity employer and strives to develop a richly diverse workplace.

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