IBEW Local Union 1220

To All "A" Agreement Freelancers (corporate, ballroom, etc.):

There is a long standing rumor out there that if a camera is not in the video system, then the switching is not our work. This is 100% false. This was a rumor started by IATSE to take your work. I will be contacting ALL contractors  to clarify. If it's a switcher, it's ours.

Take Advantage of Dart Drones' Free Month of Drone Webinars 

​If you participated in the Local 1220 drone training last summer, you might remember the good folks at Dart Drones who hosted a free webinar for our September classes. We've been informed they're hosting a FREE month of webinars! Topics include the DJI Matrice 200 Series, tips on winning more drone jobs, 25 steps to launch drones in public safety and an introduction to the Part 107 certification exam.

Also, we'll soon announce drone training dates for this Spring! Dates and times will become available in the next couple of months.

IBEW Local 1220

1311 Butterfield Rd
Suite 306
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 773.714.1220
Fax: 773.693.0009
Email: info@ibew1220.org

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What and why are executives paid so much more than their workers? Find out at Executive Paywatch.

Jobs with Justice has a site you might want to check out.

November-December Newsletter Now Available

The latest issue of The Info Channel, our bimonthly newsletter, is now available. Simply click on the link here to view the publication. Stories include a new WATCHOUT class, the 21 Days of Giving drive & more!

Our next upcoming Union meetings will be held on:

>Wednesday, February 7th

>Thursday, March 8th

All meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served.


Executive Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

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To all CBS and Fox Sports Members,

IATSE went on strike against the Golf Channel on January 13, 2018.  As you may know, the Golf Channel is owned by Comcast NBCU.  The collective bargaining agreement expired last June 2017.   

Many IBEW members have been inquiring about the possible impact of the strike on the work we do for CBS or Fox Sports.  The IBEW does not have any collective bargaining agreements with the Golf Channel.  However, we do work for CBS, which is contractually obligated to the PGA to provide early round coverage, wherever it airs.

It has been and will remain one of our core tenets not to perform struck work.  Section 1.07(b) of our agreement with CBS specifically provides that CBS will not “use the services of any Technician for the purpose of assisting any company in breaking any strike or effectuating any lockout.”    If CBS is doing work for the PGA, as it has done in past years, that work is not considered struck work and will remain a work assignment from CBS.

However, if the Golf Channel asks a member to come work for it directly, that would be performing struck work.  Section 1.07(b) also provides: “No Technician shall be penalized by the Employer for refusing to cross a picket line which is lawfully established as a result of a strike by members of the AFL-CIO” but does not obligate CBS to pay any Technician who refuses to cross a picket line.  It is an individual decision whether to cross a lawful picket line. 

I hope this clarifies some of the questions that have been raised by members.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hall.