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Make More Out of What You Make

Brothers and Sisters:

The new year brings us new opportunities to service our members not only in working conditions needs but personal guidance and growth as well. The local has talked about programs and training before and now is the time to make some happen. I offer up a seminar under the personal growth heading that addresses personal finances and investments. Only one such program of many planned by the local for the future.

Many of you may not have even started thinking about retirement yet alone investments to make your money grow. You may be to busy making a living to entertain how to make that living last and secure a better future with strategies you can act on now. I've invited Maria Isabel Laurion and Ameriprise Financial to host a seminar that will introduce a few of these principles. There will be light snacks and refreshments available.

Tom Albano.

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Space is limited. Please make a reservation by Thursday, April 16.

Call/email Kim Pullen at 410-257-2951; pullen_kimberly@yahoo.com or Val Peters at 410-257-1432; valpeters@ibew1200.org.

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm

Metro Offices
1250 Connecticut Ave
Suite 200
Washington, DC

(between N Street and 18th Street, Dupont Circle or Farragut North Metro)

Family of IBEW Local 1200 members are encouraged to attend.


Tom Albano - IBEW Local 1200's New Business Manager !

Tom Albano, Business Manager, IBEW Local 1200

Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great pleasure, that I have the opportunity to share with you the news of my new appointed position, as Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #1200, representing the southeastern broadcast region, effective January 1, 2015.

My name is Tom Albano, and I have been fortunate enough to serve you for many years as Shop Steward (CBS), Executive Board Member, Vice President, and for the last couple of years as your President. You can continue to expect the same commitment and dedication that I have shown for the past 30 years at CBS News, with the additional support of a Union that offers rights and continued skilled education for workers throughout the US, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Having worked with major networks like CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox in the entertainment, sports and news divisions, my experience of all disciplines in studio, venue and remote locations brings to the table a deep understanding of the intricacies of the arts, sciences, trade and institutional knowledge and how it makes us the professionals of choice in the broadcasting and video production industry.

Over the last several years there have been ideas and programs, we have formulated for the Local, and now is the time to actuate them. The ground work has already been laid for some and changes will be seen by the end of the first quarter. Others concepts need to be “fine-tuned” and energized later in the year.   With your help, and the benefaction of our members, I am seeing this year, as the year that Local 1200 "Raises the Bar!"

It is my hope with these changes that I will be better able to serve you in all your contractual, education, and working conditions needs, at the present time, as well as in the future.

Please feel free to contact me or my office staff at (410) 257-1432 or (410) 257-2951 with any questions, concerns or issues you may have. I can be reached at my new email address tomalbano@ibew1200.org.

I am looking forward to this new challenge and demonstrating our professional code of excellence.

In Solidarity,

Tom Albano
Business Manager
IBEW Local Union 1200
Washington, DC

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Entertainement Industry Flex Plan and The Afforadable Care Act

As you know, the Afforadable Care Act has maintained that certain benefit modifications be made to group and individual insurance policies. In addition, the Affordable Care Act has mandated changes to Health Reimbursemnt Arrangements, the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan is an Health Reimbursement Arrangement.

Please note that this guidance may change based on additional information or interpretations released in connection with The Affordable Care Act. The Flex Plan is working with Plan Legal Counsel and IBEW Local Union 1200 to further address the changes that adversely affect Plan participant. We hope to find additional solutions and options to further minimize the impact of these legislative changes.

For information on how the Affordable Care Act affects the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan Click Here



The next General Membership Meeting for Local 1200 members will be held at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Local 1200 office in Upper Marlboro. The purpose of this meeting is to handle important Local business that impacts you as a union member. Come to this meeting and get involved with your union. Click Here for a detailed map. If there is a change in a regular meeting date, we will notify the membership.



IBEW Local 1200 has gathered together notices of Job Postings, Congratulations, Member Anniversaries, and Member Retirements in our Newsletter. This is an easy way up to date with the latest news. Click Here for more information.


IBEW Local 1200 is pleased to announce that Members can now pay their their Initiation Fee and Dues On-Line from anywhere you have access to a computer. You can pay Dues from your home, your PC while on the road, your Mac from your hotel room, or anywhere you have a connection. This feature is available 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week. Click Here for more information


IBEW Local 1200 is pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with Lydia.com to offer over 723 on-line classes to our Members. You can learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week. Click Here for more information


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