The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a union of 750,000 members, is dedicated to securing good wages, solid benefits and safer job sites for its members. Since forming in 1959, IBEW LU 1200 represents hundreds of members who are an integral part of the broadcasting business. With 14 collective bargaining agreements, our members are engaged in every aspect of the industry, working at local television and radio stations of every network affiliation throughout the Southeastern United States, from Maryland to Louisiana. Our LU 1200 technicians are vital to coverage of the vast majority of major sporting events, including NFL football, MLB, NASCAR, the PGA Tour, NCAA football and basketball, and US Open tennis.
Important Office News: Effective immediately we are closing the Local 1200 office to foot traffic as we are now working remotely. Business Manager Geoff Turner and Office Manager Jenine Jones are on the job and will be reachable as before. We are able to VPN into our accounting software to answer any questions about invoices and payments as necessary. And our phone at 301-661-8544 will remain on.
The IBEW 1200 office supports our Black Colleagues and joins in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight for liberty, justice and racial equality.
If you have no expectation of working under an IBEW Contract this month hit this link to learn about Honorary Withdrawal. You may now go on Conditional Honorary Withdrawal if you are unemployed during the Coronavirus Pandemic and cannot presently pay your dues.
Links to COVID-19 Information:
3.13.20 Message to our Sports Freelancers from Robert Prunn, Director of the IBEW Broadcast Department on the IBEW response to COVID 19-
4.16.20 Quote of the Day: Veteran Sports A1 Audio Mixer Phil Alder: How do you see audio evolving in the next five years?
‘I see more AoIP solutions evolving, and I think there will be a push to do more “at-home productions” to cut costs.‘
Quick Links to Latest Coronavirus News for Broadcasters and Content Creators:
NEW OFFICE ADDRESS and Contact Info:
We have moved to
6500 Seven Locks Road, Suite 218
Cabin John, MD 20818
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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