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December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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CWA District 6
Due to COVID 19 restrictions for group gatherings, the CWA Local 6132 Christmas Party has been cancelled. We will be having our regularly scheduled December Membership Meeting on December 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm at 609 Canion St., Austin TX 78752. As with the past few membership meetings under the COVID restrictions, the December meeting will be held in the parking lot and will be broadcast over an FM frequency. We will also have several door prizes for members attending the December meeting, so we hope to see everyone there.
The Tentative Results for the election have been posted and as of today, October 21, 2020, they will be final. Below is the tally sheet. We would like to thank our Election Committee Members for their time and dedication.
- President – Jason Peavler
- Secretary-Treasurer – Christina Waid
- Vice President for Mobility – Sonia Lopez
- Vice President for Core – Tony Thornburg
- Chief Stewards for Mobility – Alice Durham and Janell Zuberbier
- Chief Stewards for Core – Stefan Johnson, Chris Sullivan, and Steven McNulty
Nominations will be taken at the September Membership Meeting
September 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
**ALL MEMBERS SHOULD RECEIVE A POSTCARD IN THE MAIL AS OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE CWA LOCAL 6132 OFFICER NOMINATIONS. IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING MAIL FROM THE LOCAL PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SUBMIT AN ADDRESS CORRECTION**
The President and Secretary-Treasurer are at-large positions and any member of the local in good standing can be nominated.
The First Vice President must be nominated and elected by members in AT&T Mobility and the various Print Sector bargaining units.
The Second Vice President must be nominated and elected by members in AT&T Southwest, AT&T National Internet Services, Verizon, Frontier, and Avaya bargaining units.
There shall be three (3) Chief Steward positions that must be nominated and elected by members of the AT&T Southwest bargaining units. Geographical jurisdiction shall be determined by the Executive Board to ensure equal representation.
There shall be two (2) Chief Stewards representing AT&T Mobility. Geographical jurisdiction shall be determined by the Executive Board to ensure equal representation.
All Chief Stewards shall be nominated and elected by the respective groups they will be representing and must work in one of those groups.
Write-in votes are prohibited.
Nominations for the offices of President, Secretary-Treasurer, 1st Vice President & 2nd Vice President shall also constitute a nomination of the same person as a delegate to all CWA Conventions held during the three-year term.
All nominees must be present to accept the nominations or submit a letter of acceptance prior to the nomination process.
Due to the current restrictions for gatherings in the city of Austin, the September membership meeting will again be held in the parking lot of the union hall at 609 Canion St., Austin, TX 78752.
Please find a parking spot once you arrive.
Someone will come to your car to have you sign in, and to give you the FM frequency we will be broadcasting over.
There will be a microphone set up to allow members to post questions, motions and to submit nominations.
Please remember to wear your masks and maintain social distancing.
Members will be asked to remain in their automobiles unless conducting business at the microphone.
Members are also asked to refrain from entering the union hall.
By now you should have received a postcard from us about the Parking Lot Membership Meeting on August 13th. We have recently invested in some equipment that will allow us to conduct our monthly meetings as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please find a parking spot upon arrival and someone will come by to have you sign in and give you the FM frequency we will be broadcasting over.
A microphone will be set up outside for those who want to make motions.
Over the past few weeks, at least 2 of our members in Austin, Texas have tested positive for the Coronavirus. For those of you who are not taking this seriously, or are somehow convinced that this is not a concern, please take a look at this graph from the Texas State Department of Health Services. Pay attention to the direction of the cumulative and daily cases. In order for us to be in a safe place, the cumulative numbers should flatten, and the daily cases should be decreasing. There are approximately 29+ million people in Texas. As of June 15th, approximately 5% of Texans have been tested for the virus, or antibodies. That leaves around 27.5 million Texans that have not been tested. Although some states are not forcing people to wear masks, we highly recommend that you do. Please keep 6 feet away from others, wash hands and surfaces, and don’t put yourself and others at risk of contracting this deadly virus. This can be preventable, if you take even the simplest of precautions.
8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work.
Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon
Black Lives Matter
The vicious murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has spawned a massive uprising in cities and towns across the United States and the globe. While some of you have found ways to participate in or support these protests while observing appropriate COVID-19 precautions, we have not been able to come together as we normally would as a CWA family to share our outrage and our grief.
A little over a week ago, the CWA Executive Board issued a statement on the need to dismantle the racism that plagues our communities. If you have not yet had a chance to read the statement, you can find it at https://cwa-union.org/news/releases/statement-cwa-executive-board-on-need-dismantle-racism-plagues-our-communities. Since issuing the statement, the Board, with support from staff members, has been discussing the steps we must take to move beyond words into action. Expect to hear more about those plans in the coming weeks.
As a first step, on Thursday, June 11, at 12 noon in each time zone, CWA members and workers who are organizing to join CWA will be using one of the most powerful tools we have: the power to withhold our work.
We will show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by stopping work for 8 minutes and 46 seconds—the length of time the Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd’s neck—and reflecting on our obligation as trade unionists to fight racism and police violence.
I strongly encourage you to participate in this work stoppage.
Our members work in different circumstances, and CWA District, Sector and Division Vice Presidents have sent suggestions to their locals about ways to observe the 8:46 including:
- Gather in a small group in your workplace, socially distanced, and hold signs in solidarity. Downloadable signs are available at cwa-union.org/cwa-against-racism-downloadable-materials
- Stand up in your work location.
- Take a knee in your work location.
- Use your lunch break to hold a socially distanced picket line outside your work location.
- Take a selfie that can be posted in solidarity. Post this with your selfie: 8:46. Stop Work and Reflect. Black Lives Matter. #CWAforBlackLives
You may have other ideas that are appropriate to your circumstances. Please take action in a way that is meaningful for you.
Thank you all for your commitment to strengthening our union.