NEW YORK — Negotiators of the striking National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians discussed but deferred action Wednesday on from-the-ranks requests to put to a membership vote a proposed NBC contract, a union official said.
Carrie Biggs-Adams, president of the union's Local 53 in Burbank, said the union's negotiating committee probably will discuss the matter again Friday. The union's strike against NBC now is in its 14th week, with 2,800 union members involved in the walkout.
On another labor front, the current contract with CBS of the Internationl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers expired just after midnight today but no immediate walkout is threatened.
The union, representing 1,600 CBS technicians, has been negotiating with CBS since Aug. 31. But its members have taken no strike vote. Such a vote would occur when the membership considers CBS contract offers.