May 9, 2013
The NABET-CWA ABC Locals have tabulated the votes for the Disney/ABC ratification balloting concerning the March 22, 2013 tentative agreement. The Network Negotiating Committee is reporting that eligible NABET-CWA members employed at Disney/ABC have ratified the Master Agreement.
The previous Master Agreement at Disney/ABC expired on March 31, 2011. The new ratified agreement covers broadcast technicians, newswriters, producers, desk assistants, publicists, and plant maintenance personnel, at various Company Network and TV station operations in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Most of the terms and conditions of the new agreement go into effect immediately, unless otherwise stated in any individual proposal contained in the March 22, 2013 contract offer. The first annual wage increase of 2.5% is retroactive to March 30, 2013.
In the meantime, your Union Bargaining Committee reminds you to ignore all rumors. Further information about these new terms and conditions of the Master Agreement will be provided as soon as these items are available.
NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee