It is with a heavy heart the Union regrets to info you that Stan Lorek has passed away. Stan was a Technical Director in the studio operation for many years at ABC in Washington, D.C., he later transferred into the Microwave/ KU Department. Stan worked on the 1984 Olympics. Stan loved his family and enjoyed his colleagues, we at NABET Local 31 wish to thank Stan for his long service and dedication to this Local, as Vice-President and to his service as Regional 3 Vice President at the Sector. NABET Local 31 sends it's deepest sympathy and prayers to his family.
We are the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, a sector of the Communications Workers of America.
Our Union strives to provide its members with a sense of pride and dignity in the workplace, while maintaining quality work conditions and fair wages. Over the years, NABET-CWA has fought for and won benefits and wages for its represented members which include a union shop, 8-hour work days, vacations, holidays, sick leave, insurance, overtime pay, pension plans, seniority, grievance and arbitration, safety, and health. NABET-CWA is proud of its fine tradition of democracy. Our members are well served by officers and staff whose roots are in the broadcast industry.
With another attack at the US Capitol grounds (on 4/2/21)we are again reminded of the new more dangerous situations we face with regards to news coverage. This is particularly true in the Washington DC area. I urge all crews to be alert and vigilant with regards to any life threatening or dangerous situations. Report the location and disposition of the events to your crew desk.
Get the best coverage possible from a safe distance and await further instruction from your desk. Remember safety first,don’t impede the first responders and don’t jeopardize yourself.
NABET 31 President