AT&T Midwest Bargaining #26

Apr 16, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG As the Bargaining Team works on proposals for the remaining outstanding issues, it appears the Company has decided to coast today. While claiming they want to expedite reaching a final agreement, their actions suggest otherwise! As Vice-President Hinton said on our President’s call yesterday, this bargaining team will continue to work hard to bring home an agreement, but we will not let this drag on indefinitely. All of our options are still […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining #25

Apr 15, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG The bargaining team took a short break to recharge after 27 hours of straight bargaining Monday into Tuesday. The bargaining team is back at the table this morning working to protecting our current language as well as working on gains for all segments of our membership. The decision to work without a contract is not a sign of weakness or backing down, it’s quite the contrary. Bargaining is about movement at the table… […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #24

4/14/15 10:30AM CST Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG With positive movement taking place at the table, the Midwest Bargaining team has made the decision not to extend the 2012 AT&T Midwest CBA and continue working and bargaining without a contract. The Company will need to prove to the bargaining team that productive talks will continue on the path towards a fair agreement. Your actions have shifted the power to the committee and we have taken control of the clock. Members […]

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AT&T Local 4319 Bargain Explanation: How Will It Work?

This is and explanation of what we know: You will continue to work You will still earn a paycheck. The company cannot change your wages or working conditions. All benefits, including health care, will remain in effect. The grievance procedure continues, but arbitration will not. You have the legal right to participate in “concerted activities.” You can mobilize on the job, wear buttons, leaflet and do information picketing.

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining #20

Courtesy of District 4 CWA Union Official website, April 12, 2015 The bargaining committee is back at the table today continuing in their fight for a fair agreement.   Progress is being made, but make no mistake, we are still far apart on many of our major issues. Though the contract has been extended for a short period of time, until Tuesday the 14th, our members need to keep the heat turned up. The committee reminds our members to continue showing the Company […]

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NEWS RELEASE: CWA Calls on AT&T to Bargain Constructively April 10, 2015

For release April 10, 2015 | Contact: Candice Johnson, CWA Communications, cjohnson@cwa-union.org As Contract Expiration Nears, CWA Calls on AT&T to Bargain Constructively Washington, D.C. — With just hours until the midnight April 11 expiration of two AT&T contracts, members of the Communications Workers of America and their bargaining teams are calling on management to bargain constructively on the key issues. After six week of negotiations, the CWA bargaining teams report that AT&T Midwest and Legacy T management is focused […]

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Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Disclaimer: Sharing this story in no way signifies CWA LOCAL 4319 as endorsing this, or any political candidate in the election process. Courtesy of New York Times official website: Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. “I’m running for president,” she said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after […]

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Helpful Tips for Injured Workers: How to Minimize Life and Work Disruption

Recently while reviewing some information on The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation site we clicked on an article they have posted titled; “Helpful Tips for Injured Workers: How to Minimize Life and Work Disruption”. It actually lists their top 10 suggestions for you their customer as seen below; Ask questions until you understand. Keep good records. Ask your doctor what you can do – and when. Stay active. Suggest solutions. Tell people about your work-related injury promptly. Keep in touch […]

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Trustees Approve Three-Year Agreement with CWA Membership

The University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees approved today a three-year contract with the Communication Workers of America Local 4319. CWA members voted to approve the deal by a wide margin July 11. “This three-year agreement between CWA and UT embodies the philosophy of the positive, collaborative relationship that the new administration is committed to,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, UT interim president. The term of the contract runs from Jan. 1, 2014, through the end of 2016. CWA employees will […]

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Today, October 7th, the Polls Open for Early Voting

Courtesy of CWA District 4 FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT – Ohio And we’re off. One month to go and it’s time for Battleground Bulletin! District 4 members are out in the field as the final October push began in Ohio last week on behalf of Labor-endorsed candidates. CWA wants to remind you that you will make the difference in the Battleground States of Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. You can depend on each new Battleground Bulletin! to keep you up […]

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