NABET Local 25


Welcome to the digital home of NABET-CWA Local 25. Our local represents broadcast workers at WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV.

Our Buffalo Daily Hire membership is comprised of nationally renowned television broadcast technicians who specialize in live and recorded sports, entertainment, and corporate events.

Within our Daily Hire Unit, you can find Buffalo Television Broadcast Technicians who are qualified and accomplished:

  • Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Audio Engineers - A1s
  • Audio Assistants - A2s
  • Boom Operators
  • Video Engineers - V1s
  • Video Assistants - V2s
  • Camera Operators
  • ENG Camera Operators
  • Fletcher Camera Operators
  • EVS Operators
  • Dyno Operators
  • Graphic Operators
  • Font Coordinators
  • Box Ops
  • Utilities
  • Assistant Directors
  • Telepropter Operators
  • Floor Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Lighting Grips
  • Runners
  • Certified Fiber Optic Technicians
  • Non-Linear Editors

Our membership consists of technicians who have covered NBA and NHL Championships, Presidential Inaugurations, and Super Bowls. NABET-CWA Local 25's Daily Hire Unit is where you can find the best television broadcast technicians needed to broadcast or record any event in the Western New York area.

To tap into our talented crew in Buffalo and Western New York, please contact, [email protected]

Over the course of four months and multiple bargaining sessions, the Company’s negotiating team appears to hear our words, but responds largely with indifference to our message.
Due to the increasing number of COVID cases nationwide, the next round of NABET-CWA/ABC Master Agreement negotiations scheduled for January 2022 will have a change of venue.

Recent News

The new expiration date of the NBC Master Agreement is March 31, 2023. The parties have negotiated a two percent (2%) base pay wage increase.
The committee spent much of the week pushing for enhanced benefits for our increasingly large daily hire membership.
The committee spent much of the week pushing for enhanced benefits for our increasingly large daily hire membership.
NABET-CWA has reached a comprehensive agreement with ABC-DISNEY regarding COVID-19 vaccines and relevant policies impacting your employment.