CWA Brothers and Sisters,
The CWA 9003 Leadership Team would like to send positive thoughts and prayers to our Local membership and their families affected by the wildfires.
In an effort to assist our members during this very difficult time, the Community Services Committee has comprised a list of resources.
For food only, please contact Margarita Chavez at the LA County Federation of Labor via email at MARGARITA@THELAFED.ORG to set up an appointment.
The Red Cross can assist with food and shelter.
HOW TO FIND A SHELTER If you need the location of a shelter or other help, go to REDCROSS.ORG and check the shelter map. You can also find a shelter by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App. The app is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to REDCROSS.ORG/APPS.
American Red Cross of the Northern Valleys Northern Valley Headquarters:
1501 S Brand Blvd, Glendale , CA 91204
Phone: (818) 243-3121
2715 E. Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Phone: (661) 267-0650
American Red Cross of Central California
836 Calle Plano, Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 987-1514
211 is also a free and confidential resource for many types of assistance. Simply dial 211 from any location or go to 211.ORG and enter your zip code.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at anytime via email DGREER@CWA9003.ORG.
Be Safe and Stay Positive!
CWA Local 9003
Community Services Chair
Mobility Rally tomorrow from 11AM to 2 PM at 8471 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. Please come support your Brothers and Sisters who are still fighting for a fair contract.
The ballots counted on October 27, 2017 for the Vice President AT&T position did not establish a clear winner by majority. A majority being 50%+1 of the ballots received. Therefore a runoff in necessary between the two candidates that received the most votes in the first balloting. The timeline for this runoff is as follows.
TIMELINE FOR AT&T VICE PRESIDENT RUNOFF
Monday, November 27, 2017 9:00AM
Ballots prepared and mailed.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Last day to request duplicate ballots by 5:00PM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:00AM
Undeliverable mail picked up & duplicates mailed out.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ballots due at post office by 6:30PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:00AM
Ballots picked up verified and counted.
We need all of our members, regardless of what unit you are from, to please click on this link and let AT&T know that they need to respect the bargaining process and come to the table prepared to achieve what’s Fair for our Mobility members!
This week we met with AT&T for the first time since they sent their “final offer” out to CWA members. The company still wants to continue outsourcing jobs and avoid addressing all the issues that matter most to CWA members.
If we want to win on our issues, we have to make sure the company knows that we are united and willing to do whatever it takes to get the contract we deserve. That’s why it’s so important to take action right now.
TAKE ACTION: Send an email demanding AT&T stop playing games and address our issues.
📩 Click here to send an email.
Once you’ve sent your email, make sure your coworkers send theirs.
Keep up the fight. Your mobilization efforts are essential to making the company move at the table.
For more details about what happened at the bargaining table, read the latest report. Click here.
Your bargaining team
The Company has been posting misinformation to you since they decided to send out their ridiculous “final offer”. The more we discuss their final offer, the more misinformation we uncover. Your Bargaining Team has conveyed our disgust to the company over their actions, and it is comforting to see our membership standing united and not falling for their propaganda. Talks continued this week and the Union passed our full counter proposal to the company that includes all those issues you’ve identified as a priority in this round of bargaining.
The Company continues to reject proposals surrounding flexible EWP time, a fair absence plan, real job security, new work for technicians, call sharing language that would protect call center workers, language securing retail jobs and addressing the issues facing our supply/warehouse members. Rather than share their enormous profits with the workers that make them profitable, the Company would rather mislead their employees and try to convince them that less is more. Discussions at the table are scheduled to continue throughout the weekend. We are here fighting and we need you to be mobilized and angry in the workplace.
Stay strong Brothers and Sisters. When We fight, We Win!
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1, Chair
Tonya Moore, District 1
Your Bargaining Team met on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. After months of hard work by your bargaining team, we are pleased to announce that a Tentative Agreement has been reached between CWA and DTG.
CWA will be holding contract explanation meetings at the Culver City Veteran’s Memorial located at 4117 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230.
The dates and times for the meetings are as follows;
Tuesday, November 14 from 9am to 11am in the Uruapan room and Friday, November 17 from 6pm to 8 pm in the Garden room.
Subsequent to these meetings, Members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify this agreement. The items that have been tentatively agreed to include:
- Union Security
- No Strike-No Lockout
- Deduction of Union dues
- No strike, no Lockout
- Shut Down of Operations
- Management Rights
- Grievance Procedure
- Part-Time Employees
- Workweek and Overtime
- Holidays and Holiday Pay
- Sick Leave
- Leave of Absence
- Jury Duty
- General provisions
- Incentive plans
- Term of agreement
- Health and welfare
*Remember, only Members can vote. If you have not signed your membership card, now is the time to do so. See your bargaining committee for a membership card.
Your Bargaining Committee
Bargaining between the parties took place on October 31, 2017. SEIU brought a counter to the wage proposal that your union bargaining committee proposed on October 3rd. The union bargaining team was disappointed in SEIU’s response to our proposal, in that they countered with a minimal General Wage Increase and with the remaining based increase on an incentive program based on membership growth. The Union passed a proposal on the Grievance and Arbitration Procedure which extends the time limits and makes the informal meeting on grievances optional. SEIU agreed to meet with the Union in subcommittee on Relocation. The Union also proposed improvements for holiday pay treatment for regular full time and regular part time employees. The Union proposed improvements on Bereavement Leave and the elimination of vacation time having to be accrued. The Union passed a proposal that increased meal allowances for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and includes a meal allowance when working 12 hours in a day when away from home. We also proposed mileage reimbursements in addition to an increased car allowance. SEIU responded with a reduction in meal allowance. The Union proposed to delete staff support of SEIU Local 2015 decisions from the contract. To date, we have Tentatively Agreed to four (4) proposals including the Leave Donation Policy.
The next Bargaining meeting is scheduled for November 20th.
Wear red on Thursdays and on Bargaining meeting days in support of your Bargaining Team
CWA and AT&T Bargaining Committees met in New Jersey today where AT&T finally properly passed us their “Final Offer” proposal package, which contains details of the so-called highlights which they have been emailing to you the membership since last week.
We had hoped AT&T was done playing games and was sincere in getting down to real negotiating. Instead, shortly after our bargaining session today, they emailed more fake news about their employment security commitment offer to you. Here are the details they left out:
- In today’s fake NEWS NOW, they said “if a call center or retail store closing results in a surplus, employees will be guaranteed a job offer in our Mobility business”. The truth is the job literally can be anywhere in the country. There is no limit on distance.
- If you work in a Call Center where multiple job duties are performed, and specific functions of that Call Center are outsourced that result in a surplus of any title and the Center remains open, then no one is protected under this proposal.
- If the company decides to surplus the Sales Support Representative (SSR) title, and the store remains open, no one is protected in their proposal.
- Did they mention that the job offer will only be made if the “Employee is meeting expectations and must be qualified, as determined by management.”
- If you are lucky to receive a job offer, they will give you 1 day to decide if you want to accept the offer or it will be considered you rejected the offer.
- While today’s email states that their offer means “employees will be guaranteed a job offer;” the real truth is the proposal says: “If a job offer is not made within 6 months from the date the employee is notified of the surplus, the employee will continue under the terms of Article 14, Force Adjustment,” which means if they don’t have a job to offer you within 6 months, you take your severance and leave. This is not a guaranteed job.
- They also have a section in there that says that the company retains the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend employment security commitment at any time due to business conditions.
Your Bargaining Committee is reviewing the entire company package and preparing a
comprehensive response that will adequately address your needs. Don’t be fooled into believing that the company’s propaganda has your best interest at heart.
Bargaining is set to resume tomorrow. WHEN WE FIGHT WE WIN!!
The CWA Bargaining Committee