For three decades sports freelancers under NABET contracts are descriminated against. We are marginalized, never represented in contract negotiations and are seperately treated from full time staff employees.
100 percent of sports productions under NABET agreements are done by permalancers. Who at ESPN, over 3,000 of you, voted to belong to a local in New York that has fewer than 200 employees. When do we ever get to participate in union negotiations, who has ever gotten an contract ratification ballot
At NBC who participated in Olympic contracts, in Ryder Cup Negotiations, President Cup Negotiations, none of us. Why haven't we had a raise to work theOlympics in 20 years.
How does a subcontractor called Ming productions hire utilities at ESPN at half the NABET rates? Why isn't the contract enforced? Why do we pay dues at ESPN for a twenty year contract that offers no cost of living raise or adjustments to lieu of benefits.
We declare, the committee to make NABET and the companies who use them, stop representing the companies interest and represent workers.! Ask yourself this and ask others, who signed our rights away with a twenty year desk at ESPN without our consent?
We want medical, retirement, cost of living wages, in short we demand a real union!
Sign this petition which will go to the National Labor Relations Board, demanding that NABET has failed to represent it's members and should be removed as our bargaining agent!
NO SIGNATURE WILL BE SHARED WITH OUR EMPLOYER OR NABET, ONLY WITH THE NATIONAL RELATIONS BOARD