CWA National Executive Board Vacates CWA Local Trial Court Decision

The Appeal of Cheryl Lee to the CWA National Executive Board resulted in the vacating of the CWA Local 6132 Trial Court. Below is a copy of the letter.

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NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship Fund

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Dear Members,

Our good friend David Davis from NettWorth Financial Group would like to remind all of you about the Donna Castleberrry Scholarship Fund!

The NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship awards college scholarships to children of union members across the country.  Since 2001, nearly $250,000 has been given to fund the education of hundreds of promising young men and women. Chances are you know of a family that has benefited in your hometown.  The scholarship program is a fitting tribute to our friend who gave so much to so many.

Scholarship applications can be requested by calling our scholarship hotline at 888-224-5021 or by visiting our website www.nettworth.net.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 31, 2021.

To learn more about the NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship, please contact us at your convenience.

Sincerely,

David B. Davis, MBA

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Vote Down Prop F

City of Austin will have an election on May 1, 2021. This election has numerous propositions on the ballot. CWA 6132 and the Austin Central Labor Council has opposed the strong Mayor proposition, otherwise known as proposition F. If passed, all power and decision capabilities will be removed from City Council and given to the Mayor. The Mayor will have veto powers and sole executive powers. This will change the landscape of Austin in the process. Currently, we as a local can reach out to various members of City Council to express the concerns of our members and educate them on the issues that matter most to our members as well. CWA 6132 has built and maintained a strong partnership with numerous City Council members over the years, but if proposition F is passed, that will all change. We would have no choice but to lobby the Mayor and hope he is on our side since he could veto any measure he doesn’t like.

Please make a plan to vote. Early voting has begun and goes through Tuesday April 27th. Polls are open 7 am to 7 pm. Election day is Saturday, May 1st.

For more information, The Statesman has this article to explain further.

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May Membership Meeting

Austin has moved to Stage 3 restrictions, which means that we will still be having outdoor meetings. Our meeting will be on Thursday May 13th at 7:30pm.

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New Secretary-Treasurer Announcement

As of Thursday, April 8, 2021, Monica Lopez is our new Secretary-Treasurer. Monica was previously the Chief Steward for Construction and Engineering, and before that, the Chief Steward for Network.

She will be completing the term of office vacated by our previous Secretary-Treasurer, Christina Waid, who has served this Local, in multiple roles, for her entire career.

We thank you both, and welcome Monica to her new position.

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CWA BUMPERACTIVE CONTRACT RATIFIES

Over the last two days, CWA members working at Bumperactive, a local print shop that employs more than fifty people, cast their votes to ratify a new five-year contract. After multiple extensions to the previous contract due to an increase in the volume of work, as well as dealing with a national pandemic, the two parties finally entered into negotiations in mid January to discuss changes that would benefit those hard-working employees. We thank our District 6 Staff Representative, Charlie Torres, our Officers, and the members of our Bargaining Committee for their time, patience, and perseverance. With their help, and the members, we have successfully and overwhelmingly ratified this new contract.

Charlie Torres – District 6 Staff Representative and Bargaining Chair

Jason Peavler – CWA Local 6132 President

Sonia Lopez – CWA Local 6132 Vice President

Bargaining Committee Members

Regine Kalala – CWA Local 6132 Steward

Mike Pollock – CWA Local 6132 Steward

Olivia Trevino – CWA Local 6132 Steward

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CANCELED – February Membership Meeting

On February 9, 2021, Austin downgraded from COVID Stage 5 to COVID Stage 4. Although this means that the Local can begin having parking lot meetings, we have decided to cancel this month’s meeting until March. If Austin is still in Stage 4 at the beginning of March, then we WILL be having a meeting. Thank you.

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CWA AT&T WAGE PROGRESSION SCALE UPDATE

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January Membership Meeting Canceled due to Heightened Restrictions

Members,

As of mid-December, the City of Austin has been under Stage 5 restrictions for COVID-19. At this time, we would not be compliant with those orders by having a membership meeting. Please stay ho,e, and be safe.

Thank you.

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December Membership Meeting

Remember, we WILL be having a December Membership Meeting this Thursday, December 10 starting at 7:30pm. There are a number of things to cover before we end 2020. This will be a parking lot meeting to conform with COVID requirements and the meeting will be broadcast over FM. Please let your peers know about this meeting, and please scroll down to view the flyer pertaining to Angel Tree and charitable contributions.

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