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CWA International News

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) this week sent a letter to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair Cheri Bustos to urge the Committee to cease providing campaign support to the seven Democratic House Members who voted against final passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Thanks to the tireless work of CWA members and a broad coalition of labor, civil rights, environmental, religious, immigrant rights, and women's groups, the U.S. House passed historic legislation to make it easier for workers to join a union.

Members of the CWA Veterans for Social Change program came to D.C. last month to tell their stories to members of Congress.

House Bill 13 to protect call center jobs was a priority.

Last week, CWA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of caseworkers employed by Maximus, Inc.

Members from four locals in Colorado made calls to Congress urging them to pass the PRO Act.

A National Labor Relations Board judge has found that layoffs of NABET-CWA Local 24 members in N.Y., were unlawful.

Right now, 25,000 Flight Attendants at Delta Air Lines are working to organize a union with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).

U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero’s decision to allow the T-Mobile/Sprint merger to go forward without changes despite the serious anti-trust concerns raised by attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia will put 30,000 jobs at risk.

This historic legislation will make it easier for workers to join a union.

CWA 1150 News

Local Update

Today is the last day of work for our members in Bedminster and Middletown, NJ.

We have 11 members moving to Atlanta following the Switch and Private Line work, and one moving to Maryland for a NTS position. A few who were being surplused have already found NTS positions in NJ and NY.

For those of you moving out of the region you will be missed and we wish you all the best in your future. 


If any of you need to contact us please fell free to do so.

Passing of Charlie Murphy Local 1058

We are saddened to inform you that our brother from Local 1058 President Charlie Murphy has passed away on 1/9/20.

Charlie was once a member of Local 1150 and in the 80's he petitioned the national to start Local 1058 to represent the clerical workers in NJ. This was approved and 1058 started with around 3000 members and he remained very active every day since. He has fought and won many grievances at the local and national levels for all union members.

He organized many rallies during bargaining and once he even had over 50 cars of employees to start a parade of members that got a police escort and drove though many of the companies properties and blowing car horns.

There was another time he organized a rally to CEO (at the time) Bob Allen's home in NJ and the members marched down his street carrying a coffin to deliver to his home because our healthcare was a big issue, and let's just say his neighbors were not very happy about it. 


Charlie you did great things for a lot of CWA members and you will be truly missed but never forgotten. Rest easy now brother and we will continue the fight down here.



Retiree Benefit Changes

AT&T bargained employees

Planning for retirement requires careful consideration, and we want to point out an important update to the retirement benefits currently enjoyed by retired AT&T bargained employees.

Once eligible for Medicare, generally at age 65, your primary health insurance coverage transfers to Medicare. The company currently offers a subsidy to eligible retirees to help cover out-of-pocket costs or to purchase incremental coverages, like Medicare Advantage or supplemental coverage.

Here is what’s changing:

VTP/Surplus Info

In true AT&T fashion they have kept with the legend of Friday the 13th. 
Today AT&T has announced a major hit to Local 1150 members. Specifically to our LNS maintenance center in Bedminster NJ. This office has been impacted at this time last year by the layoff of 21 employees then, and today the remaining 26 were notified of the surplus. The office is closing and the work is moving to Atlanta. They were offered to follow the work to Atlanta, but with a title change to Comm Tech. Which we all know AT&T has been getting rid of all the people with that title as well. The reason for the title change is so our members can go down there and be on the low end of the seniority list and also to train the people there how to do th work, because they don't have a clue.
We also have a member in Middletown NJ that is surplussed as well, 1 Production Specialist.
We are truly sorry to inform you of this news and that it has affected our members and their families.
VTP only 3 Comm techs in Greenwood Village, CO
Computer Network Clerk:    1  Bridgeton, MO
Customer Maintenance Technician:  6  Bedminster, NJ
Customer Switch Technician:  20  Bedminster, NJ
Production Specialist:  1  Middletown, NJ
Special Billing Clerk:  1  Lisle, IL