The seeds for a successful organizing campaign sometimes are laid many years in advance. New York Local 1212 members saw that firsthand this spring, with the blossoming of a new unit across the river.
Missouri businessman and political activist Scott Faughn doesn’t try to mask his political leanings.
Organizing in the broadcast industry has been difficult since the Great Recession but Boston Local 1228 just scored two wins. Over the last three months, 20 directors and production assistants at WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire, and nearly 30 sports broadcast technicians voted to join the union.
Three years ago, the IBEW launched a national television advertising campaign with a simple goal: tell America who we are and what we do.
Photographers at WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., are usually found behind the camera. But earlier this month, they became part of the news, picketing the station during televised state primary debates Sept. 2 through 5.
Leading union activists representing broadcasting employees cheered a move that will help promote diversity in local media markets while saving jobs.
It can seem tougher these days to find products on store shelves that don’t have a “Made in China” label.
There was a time when live concerts were a staple of broadcast television. American Bandstand was on the air for 37 years, and seemingly every town with a TV station and access to a gymnasium had a local version. There was even a time when MTV would beam out performances by bands big and small, produced by a professional crew of cameramen, sound engineers and set designers.
More than 30 freelancers working for Program Productions, Inc., voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Boston Local 1228 in an NLRB-certified election Jan. 8.
As a photographer for Fox KTXL-TV in Sacramento, Calif., Long and his co-workers have watched as the station has invested in new vehicles, gear and even a new on-air set. At the same time, staff reporters and news photographers have worked increasingly grueling hours for the same pay in one of the region's most demanding markets.
For many decades, IBEW members have skillfully brought news and entertainment to local audiences across the nation, working for major broadcasting companies like CBS, Fox and ABC.
In his 35 years as a broadcast technician at the United Nations, Vinnie Butler has seen history in the making. Butler and his co-workers, members of New York City Local 1212, provide radio and broadcasting services to the U.N. headquarters building overlooking the East River in Manhattan.