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CWA International News

The NABET-CWA Network Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement this week with NBC Universal on a new contract to replace the Master Agreement, which expired on March 31, 2018.

Organizing news from BuzzFeed News, the Hartford Courant, and Parking Production Assistants.

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of Congress on Wednesday at a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

USIC workers, members of CWA Local 1101, voted overwhelmingly to keep their union last week.

CWAers across the country are making major strides on passing legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring!

At a press conference this week, CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens and AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson called on Congress and the White House to avoid another federal government shutdown in order to keep workers and the flying public safe.

The NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA released a joint statement decrying violence at President Trump's rally earlier this week in El Paso.

CWA was well-represented at a conference last week at Georgetown University Law Center on "The Future of American Labor."

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During today’s U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, witnesses raising concerns about the proposed merger offered detailed and extensive documentation and analysis, while merger supporters relied on vague and unsubstantiated claims.

CWA 1150 News

Local Update

Tomorrow is Thursday so remember to wear RED.

The surplus for all 21 members in Piscataway NJ has been canceled. All 21 will be moved to the Global Provisioning Organization as of Feb 24 to work on a company project for at least 3 months possibly longer.

We encourage everyone to continue to use The Alliance for training and certifications as much as you possibly can. 

Reminder

Tomorrow is Thursday so we ask everyone to wear RED.

Bargaining: Well there has been absolutely no movement since August and there is a rumor that the company will meet with the bargaining team this month. Considering the fact that it is the 23rd we'd be surprised if it did happen this month. AT&T has made it clear that they can legally layoff people and they are doing just that. There are also news articles circulating about the closing of the Syracuse call center in April and it being moved to Orlando. Along with other articles of office closings all over the northeastern US. This is unprecedented actions that have never happened in the company before and they are clearly showing how much they don't care and that their level of greed is at an all time high.

AT&T wants to hit a watermark and apparently they will get to that number one way or another.

We need to continue to try to fight for a fair contract and have the company actually sit down and negotiate with our bargaining team. If we don't stand together as a united front then we have already lost. 

AT&T Surplus 12/14

There are no words that can describe what happened to Local 1150 members today. 
 
If you don't already know there was a surplus declared today and 22 of our members were affected, all of them in Piscataway NJ.
 
11 Customer Switch Technicians
10 Customer Maintenance Technicians
1 Reports Clerk.
Including our members there was a total of 77 Legacy T represented members surplused today. There are resources available to those affected, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us so we can help in any way possible.
AT&T has consistently stated that they want to extend the watermark to almost 50% which means they want to get rid of that many of us under the Legacy T contract. So apparently they are going to get to that number one way or another. There is a National Union call on Monday night and everyone is welcome to join. 

December 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) to give an update and discuss next steps in bargaining. To register for the call text LEGTCALL to 69866.

Reminder

Wear RED tomorrow.
 
Town hall call on Monday night.
December 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) to give an update and discuss next steps in bargaining. To register for the call text LEGTCALL to 69866.