NABET Local 25

Welcome to the digital home of NABET-CWA Local 25. Our local represents broadcast workers at WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV.

Our Daily Hire membership here in Buffalo is comprised of nationally renowned television broadcast technicians who specialize in live and recorded sports, entertainment, and corporate events.

Within our Daily Hire Unit, you can find Buffalo Television Broadcast Technicians who are qualified and accomplished:

  • Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Audio Engineers - A1s
  • Audio Assistants - A2s
  • Boom Operators
  • Video Engineers - V1s
  • Video Assistants - V2s
  • Camera Operators
  • ENG Camera Operators
  • Fletcher Camera Operators
  • EVS Operators
  • Dyno Operators
  • Graphic Operators
  • Font Coordinators
  • Box Ops
  • Utilities
  • Assistant Directors
  • Telepropter Operators
  • Floor Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Lighting Grips
  • Runners
  • Certified Fiber Optic Technicians
  • Non-Linear Editors

Our membership consists of technicians who have covered Presidential Inaugurations, NBA and NHL Championships, and Super Bowls. NABET-CWA Local 25's Daily Hire Unit is where you can find the best television broadcast technicians needed to broadcast or record any event in the Western New York area.

To tap into our talented crew in Buffalo and Western New York, please contact, [email protected]

The NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee (NNC) is preparing resources and reference materials in advance of the upcoming secret ballot ratification vote.
You can review the complete Tentative Agreement/contract offer, as well as a summary document prepared by the NNC.

Recent News

A tentative agreement has been reached with ABC-Disney on a new contract to replace the Master Agreement which was set to expire on March 31, 2021.
Links to The Company's Comprehensive Package Proposal, The Union's Summary of ABC's Comprehensive Package Proposal, The Package of Primary Union Proposals (as of March 25, 2022)
The parties agreed to extend the Master Agreement for an additional three months, with the expiration date moving to June 30, 2022.
Bargaining between NABET-CWA and ABC resumed in New York City on Monday, March 14, for the fifth round of talks.