Jul 1, 2015

More on Alcatel-Lucent Retiree and Pension Issues and the acquisition of Nokia

Two announcements have been made this year by Alcatel-Lucent and many of you might think they are connected.

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Jun 30, 2015

Executive Level Grievance on 2013 Lucent Performance Plan - Settled

Alcatel-Lucent and the CWA have agreed to settle the Performance Plan Grievance for $85 a person - a total payout of $89,250.

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Jun 29, 2015

Tentative Agreement at Windstream Kentucky

CWA bargainers reached a tentative three-year agreement with Windstream Communications in Kentucky, covering about 250 members of CWA Locals 3371 and 3372.

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Jun 26, 2015

AT&T - Legacy T and Puerto Rico Contracts Ratified By A Large Margin

The tentative agreement between CWA and AT&T Corp. (Legacy T) has been ratified by a 77% “yes” vote.

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Jun 25, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Lump Sum Buy Out Of Monthly Pension Payments

Alcatel-Lucent informed the CWA National yesterday that they intend to make available to certain former employees, surviving beneficiaries and alternate payees, who are currently receiving monthly pension payments from the Lucent Technologies Inc. Pension Plan (the Plan), a Lucent Retiree Lump Sum Window Program (the Program).

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Jun 15, 2015

CWA VTP Offer

We have received a VTP Offer.

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Jun 2, 2015

Bill’s Retirement

As most of you know, I have announced my retirement effective at our 75th Annual Convention.

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Jun 1, 2015

Avaya Surplus Notification and VTP Offer

We have received a Surplus Notification and VTP Offer from Avaya.

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May 29, 2015

2015 Bargaining Contract Explanation:  Calculations for members’ “new money”

Today the Company is posting a calculator on their bargaining website in which employees can input their specific city, title, wage step, average overtime and health care usage (family/individual, low/medium/high usage, hospitalization).

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May 18, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #42

A Contract Explanation meeting was held yesterday near Baltimore, MD for Local Presidents from around the country. The team reviewed, in detail, every change in the Tentative Agreement and answered questions from the Locals in preparation for the ratification vote.

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May 18, 2015

AT&T Mobilization Report #7

The only thing that was quiet leading up to the tentative agreement was the communication from the Bargaining Team.

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May 13, 2015

Details of the 2015 Legacy T Contract Tentative Agreement (Correctied Summary)

Attached is our summary of our Tentative Agreement.

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May 13, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #41 - Tentative Agreement (TA) Reached

After over two months of bargaining we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) at the Legacy T table.

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May 12, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #40

Another midnight recess for the Bargaining Team last night as we continue to try to hammer out an agreement with AT&T.

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May 11, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #39

The Bargaining Team worked Friday and Saturday until almost midnight and still was not able to come to an agreement.

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May 7, 2015

AT&T Mobilization Report #6

The mobilization pressure in the field continues to build as the Bargaining Team returns to the table.

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May 5, 2015

Two Agreements reached at Avaya

Attached are two agreements reached with Avaya.

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May 5, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #38

Last night Vice President Bill Bates hosted a call with Locals from around the country.

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Apr 29, 2015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #37

We did not meet with the Company yesterday. They have our proposals and they have not gotten back to us yet with their responses.

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Apr 29, 2015

Report from CWA Local 1152 on organizing against TPP and Fast Track

In the middle of mobilizing members to fight for a fair Contract, Local 1152 has been working hard to defeat Fast Track and stop the TPP. They understand that, even if we get a good Contract from AT&T, this bill will put all our jobs and many of the laws that protect workers, the environment and even our health, in jeopardy. This report was sent in by Nick Mazzeo, EVP of CWA Local 1152.

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