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 NATIONAL AGREEMENT
  • CBS NEWS BUREAU
  • CBS RADIO (SAN FRANCISCO)
  • CBS TELEVISION CITY
  • CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
  • CHINA LAKE
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
  • DAY WIRELESS
  • FOX
  • 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
  • KVIE-TV
  • LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE
  • LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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 TV CITY – Elaine
    DAVE GUZMAN
    TRACY LAWRENCE
    DONNA STOCK 
  • DONNA HOUTSON
    SHIRLEY PUNDT
    RICH MATHIAS
    GARY CHAMBERLIN
    SELENA (TANYA) CORNISH
    MITCHELL TANENBAUM
  • CBS NEWS BUREAU – Elaine
  • CBS RADIO/SF – HUGH
    ANDY ELLIS
  • CBS/KCBS AC/FE – Elaine
    JIM FIELDS
  • CHARTER - Victor
    NAGI AKL
    CARLOS MARSHALL

  • CHINA LAKE - Victor
    DENNIS TURBETT
  • CITY OF L.A. – Victor
    MARIA MARTINEZ
    ED NUNEZ
    KENNETH HOERRICKS
  • KENNETH FITZER
  • COUNTY OF L.A – Victor
  • HAROLD GONZALEZ
  • EDWARD JONES
  • RICHARD LE COMTE
  • GEORGE MUTAFYAN
    JOSEPH NASSAR
  • PIERLUIGI PACCIARDI
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • DAY WIRELESS – HUGH
    FRED ROBERTS
  • GE – HUGH
    KEN SANTY
  • KBAK - Victor
    STEVE WILKINSON
  • KCBS/KCAL – Elaine
    DAVE WRATH
  • KCRA – HUGH
    JOHN BREEDLOVE
    PATRICK DeGEORGE
    ROBERT KOVACS
  • KERO – Victor
    DOUG MCGINTY
  • TAYLOR LAMPELA
  • KFSN – HUGH
    WALTER BARSAM
    TOM AMICO
  • KGET – Victor
    DAVE BAKER
  • KPIX – HUGH
    RYAN MCKEEL (WRTRS)
    MARK BAGGS
    JENNIFER MISTROT
  • KRON – HUGH
    MICHAEL JOHNSON
    ALAN ENG
    STANLEY ROBERTS
  • KSEE – HUGH
    JOHN COLLINS
  • KTVU – HUGH
    BENJAMIN CRUZ
    DOUG MICHELSEN
    JOHN KLOSSNER
  • JIM WAGNER
  • KVIE – HUGH
    AL WILDER
  • L.A. CITY COLLEGE – Victor
    PHILLIPPE AUBUCHON
  • L.A. UNIFIED – Victor
    HERB FLORES
  • KTNV  Victor
    RON WHITE
    JASON HARVEY
  • KTXL - HUGH
    TOM LONG

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.