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VTP offer 6/15

There was a VTP offer made today from AT&T.

please see the attached document for a complete list.

for our Local it was offered for:

2 Senior Records Clerks, 1 in MIddletown and 1 in Bedminster

1 Reports Clerk in Bedminster.

 

THIS IS A VTP OFFER ONLY!!.

please direct any questions to the local at unity1150@aol.com

 

Passing of Member Mark DeSotto

We regret to inform you of the passing of our Union brother Mark DeSotto. Mark worked in the middletown office for almost 40 years. Mark will be greatly missed by many.

 

https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Mark-Desotto/#!/Obituary

Families First Corona virus Response Act Information

click the story title to see attaced document

Corona Virus info

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

 

click the news title to see related document. 

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
 
Surplus:
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
 
 
 
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