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October 26, 2020

2021 AVAYA/CWAIBEW ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM

2021 AVAYA/CWAIBEW ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM

October 26, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER #19

NLRB UPDATE

October 22, 2020

Making Sure Your Vote Counts

Many people are voting at home and returning ballots by dropping them off at a secure ballot box or putting them in the mail. These ballots can take longer to process and will continue to arrive at election offices for several days after Nov. 3.

August 10, 2020

CWA/THRYV Bargaining Report #1

CWA/THRYV Bargaining Update #1

July 22, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter #18

Local 3509 celebrates the passing of the Call Center Bill in Mississippi

January 31, 2020

January 2020 Newsletter #16

Local 3204 hosted the MLK March Committee meetings this year as we have done for over the past ten years. Members of our Executive Board and stewards joined the committee and help plan and coordinate the March and Rally. Our members and there families joined with other Unions and marched thru the streets of downtown Atlanta to the King Center. Our Metro Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority (MARTA) provided us with a bus to transport members to and from the March.

November 1, 2019

Survey for the 2019 District 3 Mobilization

The AT&T District 3 Mobilization team is conducting a survey concerning the recent mobilization activities surrounding the 2019 Bellsouth bargaining.
We would like to know what went well and what areas need improvement for future mobilization projects. Thank you for taking the time to do the survey.

October 31, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter #15

The North Carolina Local Presidents presented Harold Black and Grant Welch an award, recognizing them for their devotion and dedication to CWA’s National and State Legislative/Political Programs.

October 10, 2019

AT&T is Abandoning Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Just weeks after billionaire CEO Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corporation announced that it had acquired about 1% of AT&T and laid out plans to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets, AT&T announced its intention to sell off wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America, a company with a history of union-busting and job cuts.

October 1, 2019

CONTRACT RATIFICATION

It is my pleasure to announce that the AT&T SE bargaining unit has voted to ratify their Contracts.
I would like to thank all of our members for taking the time to vote on these TA’s and all of you who participated in the mobilization efforts. Special thanks to the Bargaining Team for your dedication to our CWA Members and your hard work.

September 13, 2019

CWA/AT&T - Tentative Agreements - Questions & Answers

Members across District 3 have submitted several questions to their Locals regarding the tentative agreements for the BST and Utility Operations bargaining units. In an effort to ensure that members questions are answered, we have attached two (2) different documents listing the answers to the questions that were submitted.

September 12, 2019

Final Bargaining Report CWA/AT&T - Tentative Agreements - BST & Utility Operations

The ratification date for the BST & Utility Operations tentative agreements is Tuesday, 10/01/2019. Each Local across District 3 will be conducting their own ratification vote and will report their Local results to the District 3 Office. The District 3 Office will announce the final results on Tuesday, 10/01/2019 by 5:00P.M. Eastern.

August 30, 2019

CWA/AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #52 - Tentative Agreements

I am pleased to announce that we have reached tentative agreements with AT&T Southeast, Utility Operations, & AT&T Billing.

August 29, 2019

AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #51

We have spent the last two days tediously combing through every single word, figure, and calculation that will ultimately be put together to make up an agreement. 

August 28, 2019

CWA/AT&T Bargaining Report #50

It has been a slow day today at the bargaining table. Throughout the bargaining process, many issues have been discussed. Yesterday we bargained through the night and concluded this morning around 4:00 A.M. After a few hours of sleep, our bargaining team has spent the day reviewing the various sections of the benefits package. We understand the importance of distributing the details as soon as possible but we need to ensure that all of the issues discussed are properly documented.

August 28, 2019

AT&T Unfair Labor Practice Strike

CWA has notified AT&T management that we are ending the unfair labor practice strike and have agreed to return to work. The strike is over, effective immediately. Bargaining unit employees at AT&T Southeast, Utility Operations, and AT&T Billing are expected to return to work at 1:00 P.M. ET/12:00 P.M CT today, Wednesday August 28. Even if in the middle of their tour, employees should return to work at 1:00 P.M. ET/12:00 P.M. CT today.

August 28, 2019

CWA/AT&T SE Bargaining Report #49

Thanks to the dedication of CWA members across District 3, our bargaining team was able to make significant progress over the last few days. This was all made possible by the strength of each and every one of us joining together in solidarity. Our bargaining team was able to come to terms with the company and have reached a handshake deal to settle negotiations.

August 27, 2019

CWA/AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #48

Today we were able to have some constructive dialogue with AT&T. Yesterday we all worked late into the night and we are prepared to settle negotiations. We plan to meet with the company again this evening. If the company is serious, we could settle the contract tonight. We will find out later tonight if they are able to make a deal or not. We cannot express how much we appreciate all that has taken place across the District.

August 26, 2019

CWA/AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #47

Today the Union and the Company met to discuss the various bargaining proposals on both sides. Discussions are intense but there is a possibility that negotiations could move forward. We are inspired by the solidarity across the District. You have proven to the world that you will fight back against the Company's unlawful acts, and rest assured we will not stop fighting for you.

August 25, 2019

CWA/AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #46

Despite AT&T’s misleading propaganda, the last bargaining session with the company took place on Tuesday August 20th.

August 24, 2019

AT&T Unfair Labor Practice Strike

In 2015, on the first day of contract negotiations with AT&T, Vice-President Honeycutt, in his opening statement emphasized two words: responsibility and respect.

August 23, 2019

AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #45

At CWA, our number one priority is jobs – standing up for our members and creating good jobs for all. Americans want good quality jobs and are willing to work hard to provide for their families. The time is now for each of us to take strong action to gain the respect that we deserve at AT&T and to reaffirm the American dream for the next generation.
Our bargaining team is in Atlanta and ready to get down to business.

August 23, 2019

CWA AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #44

Today, CWA members notified the District 3 Office of the propaganda that AT&T distributed to employees. This propaganda is unfortunately in lockstep with the company's behavior during negotiations, as it isn't the truth. Similarly, during bargaining AT&T's lead negotiator requested to meet with District 3 leadership, claiming that the company, in an effort to reach an agreement, would be moving our direction on more than half of the twelve (12) priority issues brought to the table.

August 22, 2019

CWA/AT&T SOUTHEAST BARGAINING REPORT #43

Once again, there is no progress to report at the bargaining table today. Negotiations seem to be at a stand still due to the company's lack of authority to bargain over any of the issues brought to the table by our members. The phones at the District 3 Office have not stop ringing today. Members are calling to say that they want a new contract, they've have had enough of AT&T, and are asking what they can do to help.