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Can millennials save unions in America? millennials save unions in America? The US Supreme Court has just stripped back the power of organised labour still further, but millennials don’t care. In an era of inequality and frustration they are joining unions in unprecedented numbers.

WTIC-TV/FOX CT – Hartford, CT (Local 17)

On February 18, NABET-CWA won an organizing election to represent 53 workers at WTIC-TV/FOX CT in Hartford, CT. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) conducted the election for the unit, which includes anchors, reporters, meteorologists, news photographers, editors, and assignment desk editors. In 2003, NABET-CWA lost an election at this station by a single vote.

NABET History

The formation of the Union that would become NABET was begun in 1934, when the ATE, (Association of Technical Employees) began representing employees in Television, Radio, Film and Production. Originally the employees represented worked for the "Red" and "Blue" networks, which later became NBC and ABC, respectively.

Some highlights in the history of NABET include:

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