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August 17, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Fresh off a clean sweep in the July ratings book, KNBC Channel 4's news department will eliminate at least nine union jobs before the end of the year, according to a local representative of the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET). Additional layoffs of non-NABET newsroom personnel are also expected at the NBC-owned station.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000
Unions representing broadcasters and camera crews called for an emergency meeting Wednesday with radio and television stations to devise uniform safety standards for news gathering in the field. The announcement was made two days after TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert suffered fourth-degree burns when the microwave antenna from a KABC-TV, Channel, 7 broadcast van grazed or came near a 34,500-volt power line.
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BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The union of production and technical workers that has been locked out of work by ABC television for more than two months appears to have capitulated to the network's conditions for a return to work. But although the two sides met for 9 1/2 hours on Friday, the network has not yet agreed to end the lockout, saying that final details remain to be worked out. Any further delay could increase the pressure on leadership of the union, the National Assn.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | Michael Hiltzik
Officials of ABC and the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, or NABET, said the network was to submit a proposed return-to-work agreement to the union Tuesday evening and that union negotiators would review it today. About 2,400 NABET members, including 600 in Los Angeles, have been locked out of their jobs at ABC since Nov. 2, when they staged a one-day walkout over health insurance issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The behind-the-scenes crews that work on such television programs as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The NBC Nightly News" and "Days of Our Lives" have urged viewers to boycott their employer, NBC, during the important ratings month of May. It is the latest tactic in an increasingly bitter labor dispute involving the union representing 800 behind-the-scenes employees at the Burbank studios, the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT
A major broadcast union and ABC said Friday they've signed a new contract that becomes effective today and lasts until March 31, 1993. The agreement was signed after two of three hold-out units of the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians ratified a contract approved earlier by a majority of 2,150 full-time and 350 part-time ABC employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1987
Negotiators for NBC and the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians have agreed to meet with a federal mediator in New York for the first time since contract talks stalled two months ago, it was reported Wednesday. About 2,800 NABET employees have been working without a contract since their last three-year pact with the network expired on April 1. NBC made its final contract offer to NABET on April 2 after a month of negotiations in San Diego, but the union refused to ratify it.
NEWS
June 10, 1987
KNBC-TV Channel 4 told 16 union members that they would be suspended without pay for participating in an April 24 "sickout" at the station. Citing them for "irresponsible and/or dishonest behavior," KNBC news director Tom Capra docked one day's pay from the 16 National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) members and ordered them suspended for three days, beginning Monday.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The union of production and technical workers that has been locked out of work by ABC television for more than two months appears to have capitulated to the network's conditions for a return to work. But although the two sides met for 9 1/2 hours on Friday, the network has not yet agreed to end the lockout, saying that final details remain to be worked out. Any further delay could increase the pressure on leadership of the union, the National Assn.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1998 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The strains of a nine-week lockout by Walt Disney Co.'s ABC television unit are beginning to show on members of NABET, the production and technical union whose members have been working without a contract for the last 21 months. At Burbank-based NABET Local 57, the union's second-largest local, some locked-out employees have started a petition campaign to force a vote--thus far barred by the union's leadership--on the company's latest contract proposal.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ongoing labor strife between ABC and its technical employees is handicapping the network's news division in providing balanced coverage of congressional impeachment hearings regarding President Clinton, union officials maintained Tuesday. Top Democratic Party officials and staff generally have refused to appear on ABC News programs since early November, when the network decided to lock out more than 2,200 members of the National Assn.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
A federal mediator on Thursday rejected a union's claim that ABC's lockout of 2,200 behind-the-scenes employees due to a labor dispute was illegal. Although the decision was a blow to the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, the union and ABC will return to the bargaining table today. NABET's camera operators, producers and editors have been working without a contract since March 31, 1997. They staged a one-day strike over health benefits on Nov.
NEWS
November 4, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 2,200 behind-the-scenes employees at ABC, including 140 in Los Angeles, were locked out by the network on election day--one of the busiest and most technically demanding days of the year--and Vice President Al Gore canceled an interview with the network at the union's urging. ABC said it would use management employees and replacement workers to help deliver election night returns Tuesday. The National Assn.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1998 | From Associated Press
About 2,200 off-camera employees of "Monday Night Football" and other ABC programs staged a one-day strike Monday, leading to technical glitches on news shows and a shutdown at two soap operas. The union members planned to return to work at 5 a.m. today, but ABC said they will be locked out until they promise to give the network warning of future strikes. "We cannot and will not allow our programming to be held hostage to sneak attacks by the union," ABC spokeswoman Julie Hoover said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
The strike may be over, but a top executive of the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians says a bid to oust her from office may get support from members of her own local who were involved in the just-ended strike against NBC. Carrie Biggs-Adams, whose 2800-member union had been on strike from June 29 until Saturday, is the elected president of NABET's second-largest chapter, the 700-member Local 53 in Burbank.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1997 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KVEA-TV Channel 52 has recognized the union voted in by its production and newsroom employees, effectively avoiding a threatened boycott during November sweeps and ending an 18-month labor dispute. The local flagship of Telemundo, the nation's second-largest Spanish-language broadcast network, agreed to meet with representatives of the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees (NABET) on Nov. 20.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The behind-the-scenes crews that work on such television programs as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The NBC Nightly News" and "Days of Our Lives" have urged viewers to boycott their employer, NBC, during the important ratings month of May. It is the latest tactic in an increasingly bitter labor dispute involving the union representing 800 behind-the-scenes employees at the Burbank studios, the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America.
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