Tom Albano - IBEW Local 1200's New Business Manager !
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 email@example.com.
I am looking forward to this new challenge and demonstrating our professional code of excellence.
IBEW Local Union 1200
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