Members at Bangor’s WABI-TV Approve 18-month Contract as Changes Loom

IBEW 1837 members at CBS affiliate WABI-TV approved a new 18-month agreement with 2½% increases in January 2022 and in January 2023. Some members also received wage adjustments.

“I’m grateful to Assistant Business Manager Renee Gilman for her assistance during these negotiations as well as union member Jordan Verge from WABI-TV,” said IBEW 1837 Organizer and Business Representative Matt Beck.

The unusual length of the contract was to allow station owner Gray Television to determine how they wish to proceed with the creation of a new job classification called “Technical Media Producer” that would merge the non-union job classification of Director with our five unionized Operating Techs. The Union and the Company will then be able to negotiate the terms and effects of that proposed change.

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