Two Unions Gear Up For Digital Media Dominance

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CT)

WTIC Employees To Hold Union Vote

On-air reporters and anchors as well as photographers at Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn., will decide on Feb. 18 whether they want the National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians-Communications Workers of America to represent them, a union official says.The union representation vote will involve 53 employees, Carrie Biggs-Adams, NABET-CWA staff representative, said.

Sinclair’s KSNV Employees Opt Out Of IBEW

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced today that on Jan. 9, employees of its NBC affiliate KSNV Las Vegas (DMA 41), filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 45. On Jan. 15, Sinclair said: “The IBEW unequivocally disclaimed any and all interest in representing the employees […]

SAG-AFTRA To Start Contract Talks May 5

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing about 165,000 actors and other performers, said it will begin negotiations with Hollywood’s major studios on a new film and television contract May 5. The talks will be closely watched as they mark the first time the union has bargained on a film and TV contract since SAG merged with its smaller rival union, AFTRA, two years ago.