NABET-CWA Local 16 (CWA Local 51016) New York City. The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) is the Broadcasting and Cable Sector of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Local 16 represents workers at the ABC Television Network and WABC-TV divisions of the Walt Disney Company, WABC-AM, WPLJ-FM, ABC Radio Networks.

NABET-CWA also represents workers at four other ABC operations in Chicago, Washington, and San Francisco/ SoCal.


Please join Local 16 at this year’s Labor Day Parade.
Assemble at 11AM on East 45th St. Between Fifth and Vanderbilt.

2016 NYC Labor Day Parade: NYC is #UnionMade

The NYC Central Labor Council has launched a new photo campaign, celebrating NYC’s rich union heritage. Our labor movement is comprised of working men and women from all industries and backgrounds, and our hard work and dedication help to make our city the greatest in the world. We are a city built and maintained by union labor, and we are working each and every day to keep it that way.

In our #UnionMade photo campaign, we are asking union members, leaders, and supporters to give us their definition of “union made.”

Get involved! Print out our sign and tell us what #UnionMade means to you! Email your photos to and tag your photos on social media using #UnionMade & #LDP2016.

Congratulations to two recent retirees from NTM:

Wing Chung 37 years and Mike Moran 41 years with ABC.




When workers have unions, they have a clear path to getting health care, sick days, basic safety precautions, and better pay.

Change to ABC Sick Leave Policy




July 10, 2015

In a secret mail in ballot, the January 6, 2015 through January 5, 2018 Extension Agreement was ratified today. Ratification ballots were counted in the offices of Local 16 in New York City, Local 31 in Lanham, MD and Local 51 in San Francisco, CA.

The new Extension Agreement contains a ratification bonus of $500 to eligible full-time employees and $250 to eligible part-time employees. This bonus money will be paid within thirty days of today’s ratification.

Throughout these extremely difficult negotiations, Union negotiators kept fighting off drastic Company proposals aimed at gutting wages, vacation entitlements and other benefits that our members have enjoyed throughout their employment with ABC Radio, Citadel Broadcasting and finally Cumulus Media.

Your Negotiating Committee wishes to thank each of you for your support, patience and dedication during this very protracted process.

In Unity,


Negotiating Committee

Arthur Mazzacca  President, Local 16

Alton Morris  Vice President, Local 31

Kevin Wilson President, Local 51

Louis Fallot  Staff Representative

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
501 Third St., NW
Washington, DC 20001