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    I.A.T.S.E. Local 794

    The Broadcast Union of
    WNYW & WWOR
    Metropolitan Opera & Lincoln Center

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Paul York

Who: All IA 794 Members

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Paul York on January 12, 2024.  Paul was a member who worked at Met Opera / Lincoln Center.VisitationVander Plast Colonial HomeMonday January 15, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pm13-31 Saddle River Road Fair Lawn,

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Paul York

Who: All IA 794 Members

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Paul York on January 12, 2024.  Paul was a member who worked at Met Opera / Lincoln Center.VisitationVander Plast Colonial HomeMonday January 15, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pm13-31 Saddle River Road Fair Lawn,

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Horatio Jennings

Who: All IA 794 Members

We regret to inform you that Horation Jennings, a long-time WWOR/WNYW editor, has passed away.  We do not have any details at the moment but this post will be updated as we

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Horatio Jennings

Who: All IA 794 Members

We regret to inform you that Horation Jennings, a long-time WWOR/WNYW editor, has passed away.  We do not have any details at the moment but this post will be updated as we

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Meet Your Incoming President

Who: All IA 794 Members

Hello Membership,I just wanted to introduce myself For those of you who do not know me.My name: Sandee LarsenStart date: May 1989.Positions held: Camera- (studio and handheld) Chyron, Video Op, Tape Op, Feeds and Ingest Op, Master Control Op, and

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Meet Your Incoming President

Who: All IA 794 Members

Hello Membership,I just wanted to introduce myself For those of you who do not know me.My name: Sandee LarsenStart date: May 1989.Positions held: Camera- (studio and handheld) Chyron, Video Op, Tape Op, Feeds and Ingest Op, Master Control Op, and

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Elections for the 2024-2026 term!!

Who: All IA 794 Members

UPDATE:The newly elected eboard members are:Regina McKinnisJohn PetriniPatti SietzWe are waiting for approval for the 4th person on the board.  And, if and when we do a run-off election will be held between Naadine Sardi and Jimmy

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Elections for the 2024-2026 term!!

Who: All IA 794 Members

UPDATE:The newly elected eboard members are:Regina McKinnisJohn PetriniPatti SietzWe are waiting for approval for the 4th person on the board.  And, if and when we do a run-off election will be held between Naadine Sardi and Jimmy

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David Hodges

Who: All IA 794 Members

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that David Hodges passed away on May 28.  He died peacefully of complications from dementia and pneumonia. Dave was a 50 year member of our Local.  He was very active in the leadership of this Union for many

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David Hodges

Who: All IA 794 Members

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that David Hodges passed away on May 28.  He died peacefully of complications from dementia and pneumonia. Dave was a 50 year member of our Local.  He was very active in the leadership of this Union for many

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Sad News about John Ryan, Matt's Brother

Who: All IA 794 Members

Long time member, Matt Ryan's brother died.  The arrangements are as followsJohn Joseph Ryan Tuesday March 7th Chapey & Sons200 E Main St, East Islip, NY 117303-5pm and 7-9:30 (Immediate family can come at 2:30)Wednesday March 8th Chapey Funeral

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Sad News about John Ryan, Matt's Brother

Who: All IA 794 Members

Long time member, Matt Ryan's brother died.  The arrangements are as followsJohn Joseph Ryan Tuesday March 7th Chapey & Sons200 E Main St, East Islip, NY 117303-5pm and 7-9:30 (Immediate family can come at 2:30)Wednesday March 8th Chapey Funeral

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Sad News about Mike Moretti

Who: All IA 794 Members

It is with a sad heart we announce that Mr Mike has died.  As many of you know, he left work early on Thursday.  He was admitted into the hospital but he died this morning.  Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 9:30am at: Our Lady

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Sad News about Mike Moretti

Who: All IA 794 Members

It is with a sad heart we announce that Mr Mike has died.  As many of you know, he left work early on Thursday.  He was admitted into the hospital but he died this morning.  Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 9:30am at: Our Lady

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Sad News about Chris Cole

Who:

We regret to inform you of Chris Cole's passing.  He a long time WNYW employee working in the Studio and helping launch Good Day New York.  You can leave a message and find out more information hereChris Cole on

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Sad News about Chris Cole

Who:

We regret to inform you of Chris Cole's passing.  He a long time WNYW employee working in the Studio and helping launch Good Day New York.  You can leave a message and find out more information hereChris Cole on

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Bob McNally

Who:

We regret to inform you that Bob McNally, former Union member  has passed away.   Bob was 97 years old.  Many remember Bob as a kind man and a mentor.  He is survived by his son Mark, who was also a member of Local 794. More details to

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Bob McNally

Who:

We regret to inform you that Bob McNally, former Union member  has passed away.   Bob was 97 years old.  Many remember Bob as a kind man and a mentor.  He is survived by his son Mark, who was also a member of Local 794. More details to

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Sad News about Ken Covello

Who:

We are sad to announce the passing of Ken Covello.  Ken lost his long battle with Gliobastoma.  Ken worked in a lot of positions at WNYW, from being in the field to ending in career in Ingest for Good Day New York.  You can join with the Union in

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Sad News about Ken Covello

Who:

We are sad to announce the passing of Ken Covello.  Ken lost his long battle with Gliobastoma.  Ken worked in a lot of positions at WNYW, from being in the field to ending in career in Ingest for Good Day New York.  You can join with the Union in

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Settlement Agreement 02-CA-277299

Who: All IA 794 Members

The final documents regarding the settlement in the case re the information request about Silvestri reclassification. As agreed, the information re Silvestri, and the fact that neither his pay nor job duties changed when he was reclassified as

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Settlement Agreement 02-CA-277299

Who: All IA 794 Members

The final documents regarding the settlement in the case re the information request about Silvestri reclassification. As agreed, the information re Silvestri, and the fact that neither his pay nor job duties changed when he was reclassified as

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Oct 13th Rally Outside the Building

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Oct 13th, members of working at WNYW and WWOR rallied with the HVAC and Electricians outside the station on East 67th Street.   The other locals are also in negotiations with the company.  The company is asking the other unions for give back, pay

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Oct 13th Rally Outside the Building

Who:

Oct 13th, members of working at WNYW and WWOR rallied with the HVAC and Electricians outside the station on East 67th Street.   The other locals are also in negotiations with the company.  The company is asking the other unions for give back, pay

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A Letter to the GM of WNYW from Our BA

Who: Fox Employees

July 30, 2021Dear Lew Leone,As you know Local 794 are the Technical Broadcast Engineers at WNYW. We have been here for over 75 years. From the days of early television in New York City to the digital 21st Century.Quite an amazing testament to the

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A Letter to the GM of WNYW from Our BA

Who: Fox Employees

July 30, 2021Dear Lew Leone,As you know Local 794 are the Technical Broadcast Engineers at WNYW. We have been here for over 75 years. From the days of early television in New York City to the digital 21st Century.Quite an amazing testament to the

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Fox Does Not Want Unions

Who: Fox Employees

So Fox is at it again. But we're not surprised.  We all know that they are not Union friendly at all and would love to see all Unions disappear. And today they've made it very clear.  They have started asking Union members "what has your Union done

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Fox Does Not Want Unions

Who: Fox Employees

So Fox is at it again. But we're not surprised.  We all know that they are not Union friendly at all and would love to see all Unions disappear. And today they've made it very clear.  They have started asking Union members "what has your Union done

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Election Results: Officers and Eboard for 2021thru 2024

Who: All IA 794 Members

The votes have been counted. Many thanks to Nick Kroudis, Ryan Priest, Tom Blair who counted ballots.  And Cerena Gourdine Cassidy who acted as the Judge.   The results are:Nick Kroudis - Business AgentMerrill Owens - PresidentRyan Priest -

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Election Results: Officers and Eboard for 2021thru 2024

Who: All IA 794 Members

The votes have been counted. Many thanks to Nick Kroudis, Ryan Priest, Tom Blair who counted ballots.  And Cerena Gourdine Cassidy who acted as the Judge.   The results are:Nick Kroudis - Business AgentMerrill Owens - PresidentRyan Priest -

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Officer and EBoard Elections

Who: All IA 794 Members

Today we had nominations for the Officers and Executive Board of the Union for the term of January 2021 thru December 2023.  Ballots will be sent out by mail as soon as we can.   Remember that only members in good standing can vote. Members in good

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Officer and EBoard Elections

Who: All IA 794 Members

Today we had nominations for the Officers and Executive Board of the Union for the term of January 2021 thru December 2023.  Ballots will be sent out by mail as soon as we can.   Remember that only members in good standing can vote. Members in good

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With Deep Sorrow, we announce the passing of Tim Statmoutsos

Who: All IA 794 Members

Tim was a long time Maintenance guy at WWOR. He got sick before the WWOR facility was closed and everyone was moved to NYC.  For those of us that never met him or just spoke to him over the phone, he was a smiling, happy and helpful man.  We are

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With Deep Sorrow, we announce the passing of Tim Statmoutsos

Who: All IA 794 Members

Tim was a long time Maintenance guy at WWOR. He got sick before the WWOR facility was closed and everyone was moved to NYC.  For those of us that never met him or just spoke to him over the phone, he was a smiling, happy and helpful man.  We are

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Contract Violations & Covid -19 ** UPDATED July 7**

Who: Fox Employees

As you know, the Company offered a $75 hazardous duty, which they called 'Premium Pay' but it was ONLY  give to those employees who came into work.  However, every Union was given the offer with strings attached.   The company wanted to have a

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Contract Violations & Covid -19 ** UPDATED July 7**

Who: Fox Employees

As you know, the Company offered a $75 hazardous duty, which they called 'Premium Pay' but it was ONLY  give to those employees who came into work.  However, every Union was given the offer with strings attached.   The company wanted to have a

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Gerry Luke. - Funeral Update

Who: All IA 794 Members

  With a heavy heart, we have some very sad news to report. For those of you that knew him, Gerry Luke passed away on Saturday.Condolences can be sent to:97 Bleecker StreetBrooklyn, NY 11221AND THERE IS A Gofundme Site set up as

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Gerry Luke. - Funeral Update

Who: All IA 794 Members

  With a heavy heart, we have some very sad news to report. For those of you that knew him, Gerry Luke passed away on Saturday.Condolences can be sent to:97 Bleecker StreetBrooklyn, NY 11221AND THERE IS A Gofundme Site set up as

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NLRB Update--- WE WON!!!!!!!

Who: All IA 794 Members

The Administrative Law Judge ruled in our favor.  The Judge found that the company significantly changed the contract without bargaining.  Here's the link to the page with all the history.  Most important is the Administrative Law Judge's Ruling.

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NLRB Update--- WE WON!!!!!!!

Who: All IA 794 Members

The Administrative Law Judge ruled in our favor.  The Judge found that the company significantly changed the contract without bargaining.  Here's the link to the page with all the history.  Most important is the Administrative Law Judge's Ruling.

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Artie Altro - Rest In Peace

Who: All IA 794 Members

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Arthur Altro,IATSE Technician with WNYW/WWOR for over 53 years. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm at: McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.491 Mamaroneck

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Artie Altro - Rest In Peace

Who: All IA 794 Members

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Arthur Altro,IATSE Technician with WNYW/WWOR for over 53 years. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm at: McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.491 Mamaroneck

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Negotiation Update Feb 10-11th 2020

Who: All IA 794 Members

We met with Fox on Feb 10 and 11 to try to reach an agreement on a contract that has been open for almost 9 years. The Company offered a greater wage proposal, but ultimately it was just a way to try and buy us out while continuing to try and take

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Negotiation Update Feb 10-11th 2020

Who: All IA 794 Members

We met with Fox on Feb 10 and 11 to try to reach an agreement on a contract that has been open for almost 9 years. The Company offered a greater wage proposal, but ultimately it was just a way to try and buy us out while continuing to try and take

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Rest In Peace - Monty

Who: All IA 794 Members

Very sad news, Monty passed away peacefully today.Medoro MontemaranoIppolito-Stiletto Funeral Home425 Ridge Rd Lyndhurst, NJ201-438-4664https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.comWake: Friday 4-8Funeral: Sat. 10amStiletto Funeral Home to Holy Cross

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Rest In Peace - Monty

Who: All IA 794 Members

Very sad news, Monty passed away peacefully today.Medoro MontemaranoIppolito-Stiletto Funeral Home425 Ridge Rd Lyndhurst, NJ201-438-4664https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.comWake: Friday 4-8Funeral: Sat. 10amStiletto Funeral Home to Holy Cross

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Affordable Housing thru The Actors Fund

Who: All IA 794 Members

1.)    540 W 53rd Street Apartments , 102 newly constructed, rent stabilized luxury affordable housing building in historic Hell’s Kitchen. Enjoy a studio, one, two or three bedroom apartment in this 13 story building adjacent to a community garden

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Affordable Housing thru The Actors Fund

Who: All IA 794 Members

1.)    540 W 53rd Street Apartments , 102 newly constructed, rent stabilized luxury affordable housing building in historic Hell’s Kitchen. Enjoy a studio, one, two or three bedroom apartment in this 13 story building adjacent to a community garden

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RIP Vinny Fabiano

Who: All IA 794 Members

We regret to announce the passing of Vincent Fabiano, Long time Employee of WNEW/Fox 5, and previous Business Agent of Local 794.Condolences can be sent to:C/O Martha Fabiano9302 Whistling Straits Dr.Indiandland, S.C.

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RIP Vinny Fabiano

Who: All IA 794 Members

We regret to announce the passing of Vincent Fabiano, Long time Employee of WNEW/Fox 5, and previous Business Agent of Local 794.Condolences can be sent to:C/O Martha Fabiano9302 Whistling Straits Dr.Indiandland, S.C.

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Be Proud! Be Union!

Who: All IA 794 Members

Fox 5 Works because YOU Work!We keep Fox on the Air everyday!Be Proud of the Union member you are and what you represent:A skilled Union Employee that is integral to the operation of Fox

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Be Proud! Be Union!

Who: All IA 794 Members

Fox 5 Works because YOU Work!We keep Fox on the Air everyday!Be Proud of the Union member you are and what you represent:A skilled Union Employee that is integral to the operation of Fox

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ALERT

Who: Fox Employees

On Friday, 7/13, several of our Members were subjected to a Chemical lubricant that was sprayed and disbursed thru the ventilation system feeding the Core and the Control Room.  The incident was reported to Station management and recorded.  Anyone

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ALERT

Who: Fox Employees

On Friday, 7/13, several of our Members were subjected to a Chemical lubricant that was sprayed and disbursed thru the ventilation system feeding the Core and the Control Room.  The incident was reported to Station management and recorded.  Anyone

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Pension Information for Staff Employees

Who: Fox Employees

The Pension Plan was frozen and taken over by News Corp / 21 Century Fox.   There has been no additional contributions to the Pension plan as of April 2009.  Those people vested in the plan will receive benefits as to what they accused.BELOW ARE

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Pension Information for Staff Employees

Who: Fox Employees

The Pension Plan was frozen and taken over by News Corp / 21 Century Fox.   There has been no additional contributions to the Pension plan as of April 2009.  Those people vested in the plan will receive benefits as to what they accused.BELOW ARE

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Annuity Information

Who: All IA 794 Members

Our contract with Fox Television provides that contributions be made for all Daily employees to the IATSE National Benefits Funds for each day you work. Currently, $25.50 per day goes into Health and Welfare Plan C and $16.20 per day goes into the

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Annuity Information

Who: All IA 794 Members

Our contract with Fox Television provides that contributions be made for all Daily employees to the IATSE National Benefits Funds for each day you work. Currently, $25.50 per day goes into Health and Welfare Plan C and $16.20 per day goes into the

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Initiation and Withholding

Who: All IA 794 Members

Local 794’s Initiation Fee is $4,000.00. As a convenience, when you begin work for Fox TV you sign an Authorization form allowing 10% of your pay to be deducted. Of this 10%, 9% goes toward payment of your Initiation Fee and the remaining 1% goes

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Initiation and Withholding

Who: All IA 794 Members

Local 794’s Initiation Fee is $4,000.00. As a convenience, when you begin work for Fox TV you sign an Authorization form allowing 10% of your pay to be deducted. Of this 10%, 9% goes toward payment of your Initiation Fee and the remaining 1% goes

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Contract and Joining

Who: All IA 794 Members

Our Contract with Fox Television Stations, Inc., provides that all employees (Staff and Daily) who do the technical work covered by the Contract, must pay Dues to Local 794. Our Dues are currently 3½% of your gross pay.An application to join Local

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Contract and Joining

Who: All IA 794 Members

Our Contract with Fox Television Stations, Inc., provides that all employees (Staff and Daily) who do the technical work covered by the Contract, must pay Dues to Local 794. Our Dues are currently 3½% of your gross pay.An application to join Local

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Who:

Between 2008 and 2010 IATSE Local 794 negotiated with Fox for a fair contract for its members at WNYW and WWOR.  The negotiations resulted in tremendous give backs by the Union.  Fox, like other Corporations were in difficult times due to the

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Who:

Between 2008 and 2010 IATSE Local 794 negotiated with Fox for a fair contract for its members at WNYW and WWOR.  The negotiations resulted in tremendous give backs by the Union.  Fox, like other Corporations were in difficult times due to the

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General FAQ'S

Meeting Dates - PLEASE READ

The Next Membership Meeting, scheduled for  some time in March 23, 2024Zoom info will be emailed to all who want to

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Current Leadership

The Elected Officers for the term from Jan 2021 - Dec 2024Business AgentNick Kroudis646-596-3538businessagent@iatse794.orgPresidentSandee Larsen646-660-5977president@iatse794.orgSecretary-TreasurerDonna

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Useful Links

IATSE International homepage:         http://www.iatse-intl.org/home.htmlIATSE National Benefits Fund: http://www.iatsenbf.org/IATSE Pension Plan (ASO) (frozen):     Venus Temple     347-769-9291 (direct)   877-999-3555 (main)FOX Benefits

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Lynda.com for FREE

The International will be offering Lynda.com subscriptions for FREE beginning in September.Visit

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Weingarten Rules

Your Rights to Union Representation!The Weingarten Rights (or Rules) are if any time, in a discussion with management, you believe that it could possibly result in disciplinary action against you, now or in the future, you have the LEGAL right to

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About Us

Our Local represents all of the Television Broadcasting Studio Employees who work at WNYW Channel 5, WWOR Channel 9, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera (the PBS “Live From Lincoln Center” and “Live From The Met” series). We are comprised of

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