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DISNEY/ABC – COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

NABET-CWA has reached a comprehensive agreement with the Company regarding COVID-19 vaccines and relevant policies impacting your employment. This important agreement with the Company will help to provide our members with the safest workplace possible; while still ensuring that members with medical conditions who cannot get the vaccine, and members with sincerely held religious beliefs regarding vaccinations, are accommodated to allow their safe, continued employment. READ MORE

Union Plus Benefits


Union Plus benefit programs are offered exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families.

Credit Cards
Choose from several card options, all with competitive rates, U.S.-based phone customer service, and more. MORE

Auto Coverage
Union members can save up to 15% on auto insurance through the Union Plus Auto and Home Insurance program with MetLife Auto & Home. MORE

AT&T Discounts
Save big on wireless with exclusive discounts just for union members from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier. MORE

Save Up To 90% On Vet Bills
The new Union Plus Pet Insurance plan allows you to focus on getting the best care for your pet without worrying about the financial burden. MORE

Contact Us

240 Second Street
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 398-3160

Southern California
(888) 622-3834

Daily Hires
(888) NABET DH
(888) 622-3834

Executive Board

Carrie Biggs-Adams

Brad Belstock
Vice President

Mariela Topete

Joanne Wohlers
ABC/KGO TV Engineering

Juan Carlos Guererro
ABC/KGO TV Non-Engineering

Evelyn Tapel
KQED TV Non-Engineering

KSBY TV Engineering

Joe Perry
KDTV Engineering

ABC Non-Engineering

ABC Engineering

KABC Non-Engineering

Jorge Izquierdo
Edon Smith
KABC Engineering

Ellen Hansen

About Us

NABET-CWA represents employees in the telecommunications, broadcasting and cable industries.

Local 51 has represented employees at television and radio stations since 1953 when we received our charter from the National Association of Broadcast Radio and Technicians (NABET). NABET-CWA represents TV and Radio Engineers, Technicians, News Photographers, Newswriters, Production Videographer-Editors, Directors, Assistant Directors, Floor Managers, Stage Managers, Technical Directors, Audio Engineers/Technicians, Radio Announcers, Graphic Designers, Customer Service Representatives, Building Utilities employees and many others in the broadcast industry.

NABET-CWA strives primarily to give its members a sense of pride in their work and dignity in their work place. We are comprised of highly specialized professional workers. Our efforts are directed to steadily improving our status through the achievement of better working conditions and higher wages.

NABET-CWA represents employees on the West Coast at ABC, KGO-TV, KQED-TV, KQED-FM, KOIN-TV (Portland) KSBY (San Luis Obispo), KDTV-TV (Univison) KABE (Bakersfield) and over 350 Daily Hires working in 14 Western States.

Before NABET-CWA, broadcast employees worked split shifts; there was no pay or time off for holidays; there was no overtime pay.

NABET-CWA has achieved the Union Shop; Paid vacation and statutory holidays; Lay-off and rehiring on seniority basis; Differential pay for night work; Discharge for just and sufficient cause only; 12-hour turn-around period; Late meal period penalties; Grievance procedure, including arbitration; Pension Plans; Overtime pay; Highest wages and best working conditions in the industry.

NABET-CWA is part of the Communications Workers of America. CWA is "The Union for the Information Age," representing 700,000 workers in communications, media, airlines, manufacturing and public service.
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