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Guide to the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Records WAG.197

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Collection processed by Adam Schafenberg

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 12, 2019
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , September 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
Source: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
Title: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1958-2009
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1990
Abstract: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (now known as NABET-CWA) represents professional and non-professional employees in the broadcast industry. Initially founded in the mid-1930s as a company union for the National Broadcasting Company, it has grown to represent over 10,000 workers in many bargaining units. In 1951, NABET joined the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Some internal disputes in the 1960s led the union to give greater autonomy to local networks and affiliates, a concession that has contributed to the present structure of the organization. NABET led two major strikes against the national networks, American Broadcasting Company in 1977 and National Broadcasting Company in 1987. In 1994 the union merged with the Communications Workers of America to become NABET-CWA. The collection contains bargaining and organizing notes, websites, convention records, materials from the merger conference with the Communications Workers of America, and strike materials.
Quantity: 19 Linear Feet 19 records cartoons and two oversize flat file folders.
Quantity: 2 websites in two archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.197

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Historical/Biographical Note

The predecessor union of NABET, the Association of Technical Employees (ATE), was founded in 1934. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) formed the ATE as a company union, in an effort to prevent their employees from being organized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The ATE would not stay under NBC control for long. It began an energetic organizing campaign, and in 1940 changed its name to the National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians (NABET).

During this period, NBC owned two national networks, designated Red and Blue. In the early 1940s the Federal Communications Commission ordered NBC to divest some of its holdings, and NBC sold the Blue network, which soon became the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). NABET retained the right to represent the professional employees of ABC.

In 1951, in the midst of a jurisdictional dispute with the IBEW and looking for allies, NABET joined the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The CIO gave NABET a charter to organize all broadcast industry employees. To reflect this broadening of representation, the union changed its name to the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians and began to organize non-professional workers.

Shortly after its affiliation with the CIO, the NABET-IBEW dispute came to a head over organizing the Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS). The CBS disagreement was brought before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Board ruled in favor of the IBEW, which was given authority to organize CBS technical employees.

In 1967 the Hollywood and New York City locals led a fight to strengthen the authority and autonomy of local NABET organizations. This dispute nearly destroyed the union, but resulted in constitutional changes that increased the influence and independence of the network locals.

NABET led ABC national network employees through a strike in 1977. Again in 1987, the NABET workers struck, this time on behalf of the NBC national network. Throughout the late 1970s to the mid-1990s NABET continued to organize local networks and affiliate stations.

In 1993 NABET became affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). In 1994 NABET and CWA held a conference on the possibility of solidifying their affiliation with a formal merger. The conference was a success, and in 1994 NABET merged with CWA. The union once again changed its name, becoming NABET-CWA. NABET-CWA currently represents over 10,000 workers in the broadcast industry.

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Scope and Content Note

This colllection includes bargaining files of small and individual-station broadcasting companies, assorted records of the 1994 merger conference with CWA, NABET convention records 1968-1990, correspondence of the International Secretary-Treasurer and Regional Vice-Presidents, NABET Severance Benefit Trust records, and correspondence with the OPEIU. Also included are the bargaining files of the American Broadcasting Company and the National Broadcasting Company, including minutes, proposals, correspondence, negotiation notes, and assorted files from the ABC strike of 1977, the NBC strike of 1987, and the union's websites. Materials pertaining to local affiliates includes the bargaining and organizing files of local and affiliate stations.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically. The files are grouped into three series, one of which is arranged into subseries:

Series I: General Files, 1958-1995

Series II: Bargaining Files, 1959-1995

Subseries II:A: National Networks, 1959-1988

Subseries II:B: Local Affiliates, 1974-1995

Series III: Archived Websites, 2009-ongoing

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Financial records
  • Proceedings.
  • Memorandums.
  • Membership lists.
  • Ballots.
  • Rosters.
  • Proposals.
  • Transcripts.
  • Agreements.
  • Collective labor agreements.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Constitutions.
  • Correspondence.
  • Field notes.
  • Contracts
  • Legal documents.

Subject Organizations

  • Communications Workers of America
  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • American Broadcasting Company
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians

Subject Topics

  • Radio broadcasting -x Employees -x Labor unions -- Canada.
  • Radio broadcasting -x Employees -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Television broadcasting -x Employees -x Labor unions -- Canada.
  • Television broadcasting -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Records; WAG 197; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Records; WAG 197; Wayback URL; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians - Communications Workers of America, in 2001. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 2001.042 and 2001.050.

The accession numbers 1990.009 and 1990.010 are also associated with this collection.

https://www.nabetcwa.org/ was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2009 as part of the Labor Unions and Organizations (U.S.) Web Archive. In 2015, these websites were migrated to Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2018, https://www.nabetcwasports.org/ was added to the web archives. The accession number associated with these websites are 2019.100.

Processing Information

In 2014, the archived website was added as series III. Additional websites were added in 2018.

Take Down Policy

Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.

If you hold the rights to materials in our archived websites that are unattributed, please let us know so that we may maintain accurate information about these materials.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to the repository email.

Please include the following in your notice: Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury; and your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving a notice that includes the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice.

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Container List

Series I: General Files, 1958-1995

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Cable News Network (CNN): Authorization Cards
1994-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Capital Center Area, Washington DC
1984-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Communications Workers of America (CWA) Conference: Appointments
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 4 CWA Conference: Ballots, By-Laws
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 5 CWA Conference: Ballots, Officers
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 6 CWA Conference: By-Law Changes (originals)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 7 CWA Conference: Candidates
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 8 CWA Conference: Cash Advances
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 9 CWA Conference: Committee Minutes, Delegate Lists, Memos
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 10 CWA Conference: Coordination Meetings
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 11 CWA Conference: Correspondence
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 12 CWA Conference: Delegate Certificates
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 13 CWA Conference: Delegate Confirmations
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 14 CWA Conference: Delegate Registration
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 15 CWA Conference: Delegates
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 16 CWA Conference: Membership List (I)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 17 CWA Conference: Membership List (II)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 18 CWA Conference: Membership List (III)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 19 CWA Conference: Membership Verifications
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 20 CWA Conference: Petitions
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 21 CWA Conference: Production/Coordination Notes
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 22 CWA Conference: Proposed Amendments to By-Laws
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 23 CWA Conference: Speakers/Press Releases
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 24 CWA Conference: Transcripts (I)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 25 CWA Conference: Transcripts (II)
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 26 CWA Conference: Vote Count Report
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Convention
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Convention
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Convention
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Convention
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Convention: Expenses
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Convention
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Convention: Delegates
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Convention
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Convention: Constitution Amendment Ballots
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Convention: Constitution and By-Laws
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Convention: Constitution Committee Report
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Convention: Correspondence (I)
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Convention: Correspondence (II)
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Convention: Correspondence (III)
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Convention: Delegate Rosters and Certificates
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Convention: Financial Records
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Convention: International Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President Ballots
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Convention: Planning
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Donahoe/Mathis, re: fines
1987-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Electronic Race Patrol
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 18 International Secretary-Treasurer (IST): Correspondence
1979-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 19 IST: Correspondence
1982-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 20 IST: Correspondence
1985
Box: 2 Folder : 21 IST: Correspondence
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 22 IST: Correspondence
1987
Box: 2 Folder : 23 IST: Correspondence
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 24 IST: Correspondence
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 25 IST: Correspondence
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 26 IST: Correspondence
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 27 IST: Correspondence
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 28 IST: Correspondence
Jan 1993-Jun 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 1 IST: Correspondence
Jul 1993-Dec 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Local 11-Local 53 Dispute
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Mark Video (I)
1979-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Mark Video (II)
1979-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Mobile Video Services (I)
1984-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Mobile Video Services (II)
1984-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 7 NABET Severance Benefit Trust (NSBT)
1962-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 8 NSBT: Correspondence
1972-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 9 NSBT: Fiduciary Insurance
1974-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 10 NSBT: Legal Issues
1978-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 11 NSBT: Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Correspondence
1958-1993
Box: 3 Folder : 12 NSBT: Participants who have withdrawn from plan
1964-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 13 NSBT: Plan
1983-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 14 NSBT: Trust and Plan Documents
1974-1993
Box: 3 Folder : 15 NSBT: Trustees
1972-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU): Contract Correspondence
1959-1991
Box: 3 Folder : 17 OPEIU: Employment, Resignations, Personnel
1958-1993
Box: 3 Folder : 18 OPEIU Plan
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 19 OPEIU: Severance Fund Correspondence
1958-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 20 OPEIU: Severance Plan Trust
1977-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 1 RCA Records (I)
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 2 RCA Records (II)
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Regional Vice-President (RVP): Elections
1978-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 4 RVP: Petitions
1989-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 5 RVP: Region 1-Correspondence
1981-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 6 RVP: Region 2-Correspondence
1986-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 7 RVP: Region 3-Correspondence
1981-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 8 RVP: Region 4-Correspondence
1981-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 9 RVP: Region 5-Correspondence
1976-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 10 RVP: Region 6-Correspondence
1980-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 11 RVP: Region 11-Correspondence
1983-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 12 RVP: Region 11-Election Dispute
1974-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 13 RVP: Vernick Challenge
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 14 RKO General
1988-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 15 RKO General Certification
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Wayne State University
1972-1980

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Series II: Bargaining Files, 1959-1995

Subseries II:A: National Networks, 1959-1988

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 American Broadcasting Company (ABC): Agreement, Draft (I)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 2 ABC: Agreement, Draft (II)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 3 ABC: Agreement, Draft (III)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 4 ABC: Agreement, Master
1971-1973
Box: 5 Folder : 5 ABC: Agreement, Master
1977-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 6 ABC: Bulletins
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 7 ABC: Bulletins
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 8 ABC: Correspondence (I)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 9 ABC: Correspondence (II)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 10 ABC: Correspondence (III)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 11 ABC: Labor Relations Board
1965-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 12 ABC: Memoranda of Agreement (I)
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 13 ABC: Memoranda of Agreement (II)
1971
Box: 5 Folder : 14 ABC: Memoranda of Agreement
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 15 ABC: Minutes (I) (with NBC also)
1961
Box: 5 Folder : 16 ABC: Minutes (II) (with NBC also)
1961
Box: 5 Folder : 17 ABC: Minutes (III) (with NBC also)
1961
Box: 5 Folder : 18 ABC: Minutes
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 19 ABC: Minutes
1971
Box: 6 Folder : 1 ABC: Minutes (I)
1977
Box: 6 Folder : 2 ABC: Minutes (II)
1977
Box: 6 Folder : 3 ABC: Minutes (I)
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 4 ABC: Minutes (II)
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 5 ABC: Minutes (III)
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 6 ABC: Negotiations (I)
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 7 ABC: Negotiations (II)
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 8 ABC: Negotiations
1993
Box: 6 Folder : 9 ABC: Negotiations-Desk Assistants (I)
1981-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 10 ABC: Negotiations-Desk Assistants (II)
1981-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 11 ABC: Negotiations-Proposals and Minutes (I) (with NBC also)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 12 ABC: Negotiations-Proposals and Minutes (II) (with NBC also)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 13 ABC: Negotiations-Proposals and Minutes (III) (with NBC also)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 14 ABC: Proposals, Company (I)
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 1 ABC: Proposals, Company (II)
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 2 ABC: Proposals, Company (I)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 3 ABC: Proposals, Company (II)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 4 ABC: Proposals, Company (I)
1977
Box: 7 Folder : 5 ABC: Proposals, Company (II)
1977
Box: 7 Folder : 6 ABC: Proposals, Company
1981
Box: 7 Folder : 7 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (I)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 8 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (II)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 9 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (III)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 10 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (IV)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 11 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (V)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 12 ABC: Proposals/Contracts Master File (VI)
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 13 ABC: Proposals, Counter-Company
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 14 ABC: Proposals, Counter-Company (I)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 1 ABC: Proposals, Counter-Company (II)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 2 ABC: Proposals, Counter-NABET
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 3 ABC: Proposals, Counter-NABET (I)
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 4 ABC: Proposals, Counter-NABET (II)
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 5 ABC: Proposals, NABET (with NBC also)
1967
Box: 8 Folder : 6 ABC: Proposals, NABET (I)
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 7 ABC: Proposals, NABET (II)
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 8 ABC: Proposals, NABET (III)
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 9 ABC: Proposals, NABET (I)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 10 ABC: Proposals, NABET (II)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 11 ABC: Proposals, NABET (III)
1977
Box: 8 Folder : 12 ABC: Proposals, NABET (I)
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 13 ABC: Proposals, NABET (II)
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 14 ABC: Strike
1967
Box: 8 Folder : 15 ABC: Strike (I)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 1 ABC: Strike (II)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 2 ABC: Strike-Complaints/Answers
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 3 ABC: Strike-Correspondence (I)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 4 ABC: Strike-Correspondence (II)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 5 ABC: Strike-Court Cases: Illegal Picketing, Unfair Labor Practices
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 6 ABC: Strike-Negotiations (I)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 7 ABC: Strike-Negotiations (II)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 8 ABC: Strike-Negotiations (III)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 9 ABC: Strike-Negotiations (IV)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 10 ABC: Strike-Negotiations, Dailies
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 11 ABC: Strike-Pennsylvania Strikebreaker Law, Injunctions and Petitions
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 12 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Daytona International Speedway
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 13 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Los Angeles Dodgers
1997
Box: 9 Folder : 14 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Pimlico Raceway/Maryland Jockey Club
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 15 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Washington DC (Hilton Hotel)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 16 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Washington DC (Hyatt Regency Hotel)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 17 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Washington DC (International Inn)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 18 ABC: Strike-Picketing, Washington DC (Mayflower Hotel)
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 19 ABC: Strike-Remote Picketing
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 20 ABC: Strike-San Francisco
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 21 ABC: Strike-Settlement Agreement Proposals
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 22 ABC: Strike-Subpoenas
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 23 ABC: Strike-Tulsa, Oklahoma
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 24 ABC: Strike-Union Proposals
1977
Box: 10 Folder : 1 National Broadcasting Company (NBC): Agreements (I)
1970-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 2 NBC: Agreements (II)
1970-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 3 NBC: California Superior Court-Thomas Montague Hall Case
1988
Box: 10 Folder : 4 NBC: Employee Rosters (I)
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 5 NBC: Employee Rosters (II)
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 6 NBC: Employee Rosters (III)
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 7 NBC: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-Decision and Consent Decree
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 8 NBC: Graphic Artists (I)
1981-1984
Box: 10 Folder : 9 NBC: Graphic Artists (II)
1981-1984
Box: 10 Folder : 10 NBC: Lock Out
1959
Box: 10 Folder : 11 NBC: Negotiations (I)
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 12 NBC: Negotiations (II)
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 13 NBC: Negotiations (with ABC also) (I)
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 14 NBC: Negotiations (with ABC also) (II)
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 15 NBC: Negotiations (with ABC also) (III)
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 16 NBC: Negotiations (with ABC also) (IV)
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 1 NBC: Negotiations (I)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 2 NBC: Negotiations (II)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 3 NBC: Negotiations (III)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 4 NBC: Negotiations (IV)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 5 NBC: Negotiations (I)
1987
Box: 11 Folder : 6 NBC: Negotiations (II)
1987
Box: 11 Folder : 7 NBC: Negotiations (III)
1987
Box: 11 Folder : 8 NBC: Proposals, Company (I)
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 9 NBC: Proposals, Company (II)
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 10 NBC: Proposals, Company (III)
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 11 NBC: Proposals, Company (I)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 12 NBC: Proposals, Company (II)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 13 NBC: Proposals, Company (III)
1976
Box: 11 Folder : 14 NBC: Proposals, Counter-Company (I)
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 15 NBC: Proposals, Counter-Company (II)
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 1 NBC: Proposals, Union (I)
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 2 NBC: Proposals, Union (II)
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 3 NBC: Proposals, Union (III)
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 4 NBC: Proposals, Union (IV)
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 5 NBC: Proposals, Union (I)
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 6 NBC: Proposals, Union (II)
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 7 NBC: Proposals, Union (I)
1976
Box: 12 Folder : 8 NBC: Proposals, Union (II)
1976
Box: 12 Folder : 9 NBC: Settlement Agreement
1979
Box: 12 Folder : 10 NBC: Strike-Attorney Invoices
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 11 NBC: Strike-Civil Suit, Refusal of Income Savings Plan for Union Members
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 12 NBC: Strike-Conference Calls
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 13 NBC: Strike-Contempt Proceedings-New York District Court
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 14 NBC: Strike-Correspondence (I)
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 15 NBC: Strike-Correspondence (II)
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 16 NBC: Strike-Correspondence (III)
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 17 NBC: Strike-Correspondence (IV)
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 18 NBC: Strike-Correspondence (V)
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 19 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 11
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 20 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 31
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 21 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 42
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 22 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 51
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 1 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 53 (I)
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 2 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Local 53 (II)
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 3 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Nolan, James
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 4 NBC: Strike-Correspondence, Politicians
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 5 NBC: Strike-Correspondence with Other Unions
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 6 NBC: Strike-Defense Fund Vouchers
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 7 NBC: Strike-District Court Case, Local 53
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 8 NBC: Strike-Expenses
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 9 NBC: Strike-Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 10 NBC: Strike-Insurance Payments
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 11 NBC: Strike-Law Suit
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 12 NBC: Strike-Law Suit, Strike Benefits
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 13 NBC: Strike-Legal Correspondence
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 14 NBC: Strike-Letters of Agreement, Misconduct
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 15 NBC: Strike-NBC Radio Networks Sale
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 16 NBC: Strike-National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Case, Atlantic City Convention Center
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 17 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Employee Benefits
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 18 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Implementation of Contract
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 19 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, KPNX-Phoenix, AZ
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 20 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Local 53
1987-1988
Box: 13 Folder : 21 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Mile High Stadium-Denver, CO
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 22 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Negotiations
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 23 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, News-writer Decertification
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 24 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, New York Yankees Corporation
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 25 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Papal Visit-Los Angeles, CA
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 26 NBC: Strike-NLRB Case, Tiger Stadium-Detroit, MI
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 27 NBC: Strike-Negotiations, Status Reports
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 28 NBC: Strike-News Articles
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 29 NBC: Strike-Other Union Contracts with NBC
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 30 NBC: Strike-Picketing
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 31 NBC: Strike-Picketing, Reserved Gates
1987
Flat-File-Folder: 1 NBC: Strike-Placards (I)
1987
Flat-File-Folder: 2 NBC: Strike-Placards (II)
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 32 NBC: Strike-Preliminary Injunctions, Local 53
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 33 NBC: Strike-Re-employment Waiver and General Release Agreement
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 34 NBC: Strike-Sponsor Contact, Local 53
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 35 NBC: Strike-WMAQ, Temporary Restraining Order
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 36 NBC: Strike-Mailings
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 37 NBC: Strike-Material Sent to Donahue Show
1987
Box: 13 Folder : 38 NBC: Strike-Medical Benefits Paid During Strike
1988

Subseries II:B: Local Affiliates, 1974-1995

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 CA: KCOY
1981
Box: 14 Folder : 2 CA: KCOY
1987-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 3 CA: KERO
1989-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 4 CA: KFI
1979-1989
Box: 14 Folder : 5 CA: KMEX
1982-1989
Box: 14 Folder : 6 CA: KPIX
1983-1986
Box: 14 Folder : 7 CA: KQED (I)
1975-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 8 CA: KQED (II)
1975-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 9 CA: KSFO
1981-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 10 CA: KTTV
1988-1989
Box: 14 Folder : 11 CO: KCNC
1984-1987
Box: 14 Folder : 12 CO: KOA/KOAQ
1980-1987
Box: 14 Folder : 13 CT: WFSB (I)
1986-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 14 CT: WFSB (II)
1986-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 15 CT: WFSB (III)
1986-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 16 CT: WFSB (IV)
1986-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 17 CT: WFSB (V)
1986-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 18 DC: PBS
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 19 DC: WHMM (I)
1990-1995
Box: 14 Folder : 20 DC: WHMM (II)
1990-1995
Box: 14 Folder : 21 DC: WJLA
1987-1990
Box: 14 Folder : 22 FL: WIOD
1979-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 1 FL: WSVN (I)
1985-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 2 FL: WSVN (II)
1985-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 3 FL: WSVN (III)
1985-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 4 FL: WSVN (IV)
1985-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 5 FL: WSVN (V)
1985-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 6 FL: WTVJ
1987-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 7 IL: WCIU
1991
Box: 15 Folder : 8 IL: WLS
1985
Box: 15 Folder : 9 MA: WGGB
1993
Box: 15 Folder : 10 MI: WCMU/WCML
1980-1990
Box: 15 Folder : 11 MI: WEYI
1978-1991
Box: 15 Folder : 12 MI: WFDF (I)
1981-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 13 MI: WFDF (II)
1981-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 14 MI: WFLT/WAAM
1980-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 15 MI: WJBK
1980-1989
Box: 15 Folder : 16 MI: WJIM
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 17 MI: WJIM (includes ACLU brief) (I)
1977
Box: 15 Folder : 18 MI: WJIM (includes ACLU brief) (II)
1977
Box: 16 Folder : 1 MI: WJIM
1978-1978
Box: 16 Folder : 2 MI: WJRT
1980-1990
Box: 16 Folder : 3 MI: WTAC (I)
1978-1986
Box: 16 Folder : 4 MI: WTAC (II)
1978-1986
Box: 16 Folder : 5 MI: WTRX (I)
1978-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 6 MI: WTRX (II)
1978-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 7 MI: WNEM
1981-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 8 MI: WWCK (I)
1985-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 9 MI: WWCK (II)
1985-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 10 MI: WWTV
1982-1990
Box: 16 Folder : 11 MI: WXON (I)
1985-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 12 MI: WXON (II)
1985-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 13 MN: KTCA/KTCI
1981-1995
Box: 16 Folder : 14 MN: WCCO
1979-1990
Box: 16 Folder : 15 NE: KETV
1983-1990
Box: 16 Folder : 16 NE: KMTV
1973-1983
Box: 16 Folder : 17 NE: KMTV
1984-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 18 NE: KMTV
1990-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 1 NE: KMTV (I)
1993
Box: 17 Folder : 2 NE: KMTV (II)
1993
Box: 17 Folder : 3 NE: KMTV
1994
Box: 17 Folder : 4 NE: KMTV (I)
1995
Box: 17 Folder : 5 NE: KMTV (II)
1995
Box: 17 Folder : 6 NE: KMTV (III)
1995
Box: 17 Folder : 7 NE: KMTV (IV)
1995
Box: 17 Folder : 8 NY: WFAS
1988-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 9 NY: WGRZ (I)
1989-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 10 NY: WGRZ (II)
1989-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 11 NY: WIBV
1986-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 12 NY: WICZ
1991
Box: 17 Folder : 13 NY: WIXT
1989-1992
Box: 17 Folder : 14 NY: WKBW
1985-1992
Box: 18 Folder : 1 NY: WOR
1987-1989
Box: 18 Folder : 2 NY: WRGB
1990
Box: 18 Folder : 3 NY: WRKL
1990
Box: 18 Folder : 4 NY: WRKS
1989-1990
Box: 18 Folder : 5 NY: WSKG
1984-1991
Box: 18 Folder : 6 NY: WSTM
1991-1992
Box: 18 Folder : 7 NY: WTVH
1986
Box: 18 Folder : 8 NY: WTVH
1990-1991
Box: 18 Folder : 9 NY: WUTV
1977-1985
Box: 18 Folder : 10 OH: WCPO
1979-1992
Box: 18 Folder : 11 OH: WFMJ
1980-1984
Box: 18 Folder : 12 OH: WFMJ
1985-1990
Box: 18 Folder : 13 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company)
1974-1977
Box: 18 Folder : 14 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company)
1981-1982
Box: 18 Folder : 15 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (I)
1983
Box: 18 Folder : 16 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (II)
1983
Box: 18 Folder : 17 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (III)
1983
Box: 18 Folder : 18 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (IV)
1983
Box: 18 Folder : 19 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (V)
1983
Box: 18 Folder : 20 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (I)
1984
Box: 19 Folder : 1 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company) (II)
1984
Box: 19 Folder : 2 OH: WJKW (Storer Broadcasting Company)
1985
Box: 19 Folder : 3 OH: WKBN
1980-1990
Box: 19 Folder : 4 OH: WVIZ
1978-1987
Box: 19 Folder : 5 OH: WWWE/WDOK
1984-1987
Box: 19 Folder : 6 OH: WYTV
1980-1990
Box: 19 Folder : 7 PA: WICU
1988-1991
Box: 19 Folder : 8 PA: WITF (I)
1987-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 9 PA: WITF (II)
1987-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 10 PA: WITF (III)
1987-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 11 PA: WITF (IV)
1987-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 12 PA: WSEE
1986-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 13 TN: WPTY
1983
Box: 19 Folder : 14 WV: WTRF
1989-1992
Box: 19 Folder : 15 WV: WWOK (I)
1989-1993
Box: 19 Folder : 16 WV: WWOK (II)
1989-1993

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Series III: Archived Websites, March 2009-ongoing. 2 websites in two archived websites.

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Archived Website: March 2009-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6349/*/http://www.nabetcwa.org/]

NABET-CWA Sports Production Archived Website: November 2018-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6349/*/https://www.nabetcwasports.org/]

Scope and Content Note

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA), founded in 1934, is a Union of workers who are employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries in North America. NABET-CWA has contracts with ABC, NBC, FOX and other networks, as well as local TV stations across the country and members include engineers, photographers, editors, directors, technicians, graphic artists, traffic coordinators, clerical workers, truck operators, writers, reporters, anchors, producers and others in the television and cable industry. The website includes news and event listings, their newsletters, training materials, and audiovisual materials.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

Accruals

New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

Appraisal

Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of http://www.nabetcwa.org/ and https://www.nabetcwasports.org/ in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints. Scope was expanded to include Wix elements in the website.

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