IATSE Strike at Golf Channel

<p>To: All NABET-CWA Officers and Members</p>

<p>Date: January 19, 2018</p>

<p>Subject: REVISED IATSE Strike at Golf Channel</p>

<p>On January 13, 2018, IATSE went on strike against the Golf Channel. The collective bargaining agreement covering these workers expired in June 2017 – some nine months ago. </p>

<p>The Golf Channel is owned by NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast. </p>

<p>NABET-CWA supports collective bargaining rights and the challenges faced by unions in most negotiating arenas – but most importantly we support the women and men struggling for fair contracts, especially those who are prepared to sacrifice wages and benefits by walking a picket line during a sanctioned strike.</p>

<p>Our members <b>do not</b> cross picket lines – and our members <b>do not</b> perform struck work of any kind, for any employer. Article V, Section 5.2 of our Master Agreements with NBCUniversal and ABC prohibit either Company from assigning NABET-CWA members to perform struck work, and it further prohibits the Company from taking any disciplinary action against our members who refuse to cross a picket line established as the result of an authorized strike.</p>

<p>Our NABET-CWA members are demonstrating their solidarity through a variety of supporting actions, as well as messaging on social media. Please continue these important gestures of solidarity and support!</p>

<p>If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your NABET-CWA Local, or the Sector office in Washington, DC. </p>

<p>/nsl</p>

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