Please Help One of Our Own

Dear Members,

Andrew Makela, a Premises Technician at Shultz Ln in Round Rock, has just been moved out of ICU at a California hospital. The family has started a Go Fund Me page, and are asking for a little help. Please visit the site and give what you are able, and let’s help Andrew’s family get through this.

https://www.gofundme.com/makela-relief-fund


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2017 Contract Ratification Vote Results

Dear Members,

This is the letter we received from CWA District 6 last night, stating that the 2017 Southwest Labor Agreements has been ratified.


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Important Ballot Information

Members,

Everyone should have received a ballot for the 2017 Southwest Labor Agreements. According to District 6, all members should have received them by March 21, 2017.

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A BALLOT, CALL THE LOCAL AT 512-467-6132!

It is very important that you return a ballot with a “yes” or “no” vote. PLEASE READ the instructions included in the mailout. If you do not fill the ballot out correctly, your vote will not be counted as a “yes” or “no” and will be excluded.

PLEASE NOTE that the last day to request a replacement ballot is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017.

The RECOMMENDED last day to mail in your ballot is FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017.

THE LAST DAY to mail in your ballot is  MONDAY, April 3, 2017

COUNTING OF THE RECEIVED BALLOTS WILL BE ON APRIL 6, 2017, and will be done in Austin, Texas.

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Local Contract Explanation Meeting – Thursday, March 16, 7:30pm

Members,

President Jason Peavler along with the Executive Board will be holding a special meeting this Thursday at the Union Hall to go over any questions you may have pertaining to the Tentative Agreement. Follow the link to view and save a copy of the 2017 Tentative Agreement. This will be mailed out with your ballots.

Link to Event Page

 

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Recording from Thursday’s Town Hall Contract Explanation

Click this link to be redirected to the CWA District 6 site

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View the 2017 SW Tentative Agreement

2017 SW Tentative Agreement

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Submit Questions for Town Hall

Link to District 6 Question Submission

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Contract Explanation Flyer

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Bargaining Report #23

AT&T SW FINAL BARGAINING REPORT #23

                           2017 CWA/AT&T SW Bargaining Summary Highlights

  • Successorship language renewed
  • Protected JOG for the life of the agreement  with modifications (ESC)
  • Lump Sum Pension Option for the life of Agreement
  • Yearly 1% increase in Pension Bands for the life of the contract
  • Involuntary Severance Payment increases by 3% on January 1, 2019
  • Ratification Bonus of  $1,000 if ratified by April 7, 2017
  • Significant Wage Increases:   2017 – 3.0%,  2018 – 2.5%,   2019 – 3.0%,  2020 – 2.25%
  • Improved Language for Internal Appeals Process
  • Maintained  Medical Plan  2018 – 27%,  2019  – 28%,  2020 – 29%,   2021 – 29%
  • Newly negotiated  Two (2)  weeks paid Parental Leave for Mom and Dad
  • Success Sharing Plan – Renewed
  • Renewed Neutrality Agreement—Card Check
  • Tuition Reimbursement to include Nano Degrees
  • 3,000 jobs returning from offshore locations
  • 3,900 Employees hired after January 1, 2015 will be  moved to Current Employee  Medical Benefits, effective January 1, 2018 includes 3,600 Premises Technicians
  • New layoff language for Premises Technicians  by inverse seniority
  • Increased Meal  Allowance for Premises Technicians to $37.00
  • Reduced Mandatory Overtime for Premises Technician from 17 to 14 hours
  • Protected Premises Technicians (CST’s) – Protections Renewed
  • Leveraged Service Representatives Quota Relief for Union Paid/Union Unpaid Time
  • LSR Committee to discuss Service Levels (Call Routing)
  • Renew Recommendations of the Service Representative Review Committee
  • Renew Prohibition against DML/Dismissal for Adherence for Service Representatives
  • Renewed Monitoring Agreement
  • Increased Travel Allowances
  • Improved allowances for Laundry and Parking
  • All “MOA”, “MOU”, “LOA” renewed or modified
  • RPPP table to be increased by 3% on January 1, 2019
  • Renew the National Transfer Plan (NTP)
  • Renew promotion of CWA/NETT Academy
  • AT&T Savings and Security Plan increase to Maximum Weekly Contributions at 3 new levels up to $95

On behalf of District 6 Vice President Cummings, we would like to thank the Bargaining Committee Members for their commitment, dedication, and long hours of hard work that made the negotiations of this contract possible:

Mike Neumann, Chair

Jeff Hayes, Vice President – Local 6360

Marc LaRousse, President – Local 6139

Gerald Murray, President – Local 6507

Luke Pavone, President – Local 6316

Jason Peavler, President – Local 6132

Glynne Stanley, President – Local 6214

Special Thanks to all of our CWA Locals, District Mobilization Committee and our CWA Members for taking an unwavering stand.  Your demonstration of Solidarity did not go unnoticed!

 

             UNITED WE BARGAIN …… DIVIDED WE BEG!!!!!

 

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Tentative Agreement Reached

Members,

The officers of Local 6132 were just notified by District 6 that a Tentative Agreement has been reached between AT&T and the CWA Bargaining Committee. The specific details of the agreement have not been shared with the Officers. Here is a copy of the letter received from the Vice President of District 6.

 

 

 

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