UPDATE: 2021 Master Agreement Negotiations

October 20, 2020

UPDATE:  2021 Master Agreement Negotiations

We are writing to members at ABC-TV today to provide you with an important update on negotiations for the successor to the 2017-2021 NABET-CWA/ABC Master Agreement.

The current Master Agreement is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union and the Company have agreed to extend all terms and conditions of the current Master Agreement for an additional six (6) months.  The new expiration date of the Master Agreement is September 30, 2021.  

Pursuant to the Extension Agreement, the parties have agreed that negotiations for a new Master Agreement shall commence on or before April 1, 2021.

Between now and April, you will be contacted by your Local Union office with a range of communications relating to bargaining preparation, contract proposal suggestions, mobilization
training and overall preparedness, in advance of the start of negotiations.  Please be sure that your Local Union office has your most current contact information: mailing address, telephone number and email address.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your Local Union office.

In Solidarity,

President Arthur Mazzacca (Local 16)
President Bob Williams (Local 31)
President Christopher Willadsen (Local 41)
President Carrie Biggs-Adams (Local 51)
NABET-CWA President Charlie Braico