IBEW Local 45
6350 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 350
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone: 323.851.5515
Fax: 323.466.1793
info@ibew45.org

About Us: Shops & Stewards

IBEW Local 45 is a union local that represents people in many different areas with the primary technical areas being Broadcast, Television and Recording Engineers. Based in Hollywood, California, IBEW Local 45 has under its jurisdiction some of the best shops in the country which employ some of the best technical people in the industry today!

From the television networks to the police department to the cable television industry, IBEW members are represented by Local 45 in their respective shops throughout the western United States. Our current list of represented shops include...

  • CAPITOL RECORDS
  • CBS INTERACTIVE
  • CBS NATIONAL AGREEMENT
  • CBS NEWS BUREAU
  • CBS TELEVISION CITY
  • CHINA LAKE
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
  • DAY WIRELESS
  • ENTERCOM
  • FOX SPORTS
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • KBAK-TV
  • KCBS / KCAL-TV (LOS ANGELES)
  • KCRA
  • KERO-TV
  • KFSN-TV
  • KGET-TV
  • KPIX / KBHK-TV
  • KRON / BAY TV
  • KSEE-TV
  • KTNV-TV
  • KTVU-TV
  • KTXL-TV
  • LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
  • LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • TELEVSION CITY STUDIOS

Shop Stewards: Representing Your Rights

In one sense, all union members are union stewards for we should all work to ensure justice on the job. However, the official Union Steward is often the face of the union to other members and to the company. He is a chief enforcer of the contract and members' representative to management. This page is designed to provide a ready reference tool to the stewards who represent IBEW Local 45 in the various shops that make up our organization.

One of the most vital functions of a Union steward is to prevent management from intimidating employees. Nowhere is this more important than in closed-door meetings when supervisors or guards, often trained in interrogation techniques, attempt to coerce employees into confessing to wrongdoing.

In 1975, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc, the U.S. Supreme Court announced the rights of employees in the presence of union representatives during investigatory interviews. Since that case involved a clerk being investigated by the Weingarten Company, these rights have become known as Weingarten rights.

Below is a list of the current IBEW Local 45 Shop Stewards:

  • CAPITOL RECORDS  Victor
    EVREN GOKNAR
  • CBS INTERACTIVE
  • NEBOJSA PRODIC
  •         
  • CBS TV CITY – Elaine
    ERICA SHIDLER

  • CBS NEWS BUREAU – Elaine
  • TBD
  • CHINA LAKE - Victor
    DENNIS TURBETT
  • CITY OF L.A. – Victor
    SHAWN GABRA
  • KENNETH FITZER
  • MARIA MARTINEZ
    ED NUNEZ

  • COUNTY OF L.A – Victor
  • HENRY JANCZEWSKI
  • RUBEN LOPEZ
  • JOSEPH NASSAR
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • DENNIS SMITH
  • DAY WIRELESS – Elaine
    JERRY KORNBAU
  • ENTERCOM – Elaine
    TBD
  • GE – Elaine
    JESSE BLACK
  • JOHN VANDENBERG
  • KBAK - Victor
    CRAIG KADELL
  • KCBS/KCAL – Elaine
    RODNEY CUMMINGS
  • KUAHIWI FERNANDEZ
  • RODNEY FOSTER
  • BRYAN FRANK
  • DAVID MUMBY
  • KCRA – Elaine
    JOHN BREEDLOVE
    KURT OZDAGLAR
  • KERO – Victor
    TBD
  • KFSN – Elaine
    MATHEW WALTERS
    TOM AMICO   
  • KGET – Victor
    TBD
  • KPIX – Elaine
    KENNETH MISENER
  • JENNIFER MISTROT
  • KRON – Elaine
    CHARLES CLIFFORD
    DANIEL TWOMEY
  • KSEE – Elaine
    PATRICK HARDY
  • KTVU – Elaine
    BENJAMIN CRUZ
    JIM WAGNER
  •  
  • L.A. CITY COLLEGE – Victor
    VERNON YONEMURA
  • L.A. UNIFIED – Victor
    CHRISTOPHER KIM
  • KTNV  Victor
    TBD
  • KTXL - Elaine
    TOM LONG
  • LONNIE WONG
  • TELEVISION CITY STUDIOS
    MICHAEL S. HOORN
  • TRACY LAWRENCE
  • GARY CHAMBERLIN
  • TELEVISION CITY STUDIOS/ACFE – Elaine
    DONNA HOUSTON
  • RICHARD MOTTER

If you have an issue that you feel may deserve the attention of the union office, please contact any of your shop stewards and they will be glad to help and advise you as to the best course of action.