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CWA Local 4050/4090

21700 Greenfield Road
Suite 266
Oak Park, MI 48237

Phone: (248) 968 - 0983
or (248) 968 - 0998

Fax: (248) 968 - 1009

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(248) 968 - 0983 ext. 7


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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President:
Dave Skotarczyk
ext. 301

Executive Vice President:
Troy Smith
ext. 302

Secretary/Treasurer:
Gerald Sokoloski
ext. 303

Vice President Global Services, Legacy-T and Avaya:
Mike Klein
ext. 304

Vice Presidents at Large Special Services:
Michael Mcleod
Ali Roby



Webmaster:
Mike Killewald



Important Announcements
Now that SBC has merged with AT&T and changed their name to at&t, there is a lot of confusion on information posted on this web site. Going forward with the new at&t's terminology, we will now be referring to pre-merger SBC employees as "Legacy-S" and the pre-merger AT&T employees as "Legacy-T"



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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2023/8/17 15:31:20 (73 reads)

This month, AT&T transitioned the annuity payments of 96,000 retirees and beneficiaries from
the AT&T Pension Plan to a life insurance company called Athene.

We have serious concerns about transactions like this. Annuity benefits transferred to life
insurance companies lose protection under the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
and are instead covered by the various state insurance guaranty associations, whose protection
levels can vary.

In addition, we have specific concerns about the business practices of Athene, which is owned by a private equity firm called Apollo Global Management.

We have created this online survey in order to better ascertain the impact of this
transaction among our retirees and to identify and connect with affected retirees.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerQ58lv-cB8pYEVg2zUHiaaVO8ANASGYEw0TpIlrH-_AXWeQ/viewform



Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2023/8/4 15:15:29 (85 reads)

In response to AT&Tís announcement that the company would be closing multiple call centers in CWA District 4, CWAers across the District and beyond are mobilizing to call on the company to cancel the closures, stop the terminations, and treat their loyal employees with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Over 45 call centers have been closed by AT&T in the United States since 2011, with thousands of employees, their families, and the communities they live in being devastated by this alarming trend. Workers who have given years, even decades, of their lives to help AT&T succeed are being unceremoniously terminated. Many of these centers have been recognized as top performers, making their shutdown even more unreasonable and unjust.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2023/1/30 15:39:08 (181 reads)

Effective January 1, 2023 (retroactively) through December 31, 2024, employees who are enrolled in an AT&T self-insured medical program will have the member cost share waived for all virtual healthcare visits offered through Your Personal Healthcare Team by Included Health.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2023/1/19 13:47:55 (175 reads)

The Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation who is partnered with College Now Greater Cleveland for scholarship management, is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. Application deadline is April 15, 2023. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2023.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2014/8/1 16:14:16 (2189 reads)

So, you've slugged away at your job for a few years and your role and responsibilities haven't changed. No one seeks your input and most important meetings and work happen around you without you being involved. Where and how do you kick your career back in gear?


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2012/6/20 13:27:26 (2165 reads)

Let's get one thing straight...

Employers and Corporations did not feel generous and decide to give you two days off every week to have a social/personal life. (We now call them weekends). Corporations did not just feel like being nice one day and give their employees paid vacations. CEOs didn't get together in a board room and say "Let's give our employees more rights at work" or "Maybe there should be laws to limit our power over an employee".


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Posted by Anonymous on 2005/11/18 21:48:26 (3027 reads)

Under the Supreme Court's Weingarten decision, when a investigatory interview occurs, these rules apply:

The employee may request union representation before or during the interview. After the request, the employer must choose from among three options:

1.Grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives.

2. Deny the request and end the interview immediately.


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