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CWA Local 4050/4090

220 Bagley
Suite 832
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: (313) 963 - 1873
Fax: (313) 963 - 8577

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(313) 963 - 2160 ext-33



Dave Skotarczyk

Executive Vice President:
Troy Smith

Gerald Sokoloski

Vice President at Large Global Services:
Keith Valko

Vice President at Large National Units:
Mike Klein

Vice President at Large Special Services:
Anthony Swayne

Area Representative Global Services:
Jim Adamowicz

Area Representative Maintenance:
Artistine Taylor

Area Representative Provisioning:
Ken Williams

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 2017/10/18 18:53:50 (1 reads)

I've been informed that due to high call volumes, Annual Enrollment for 2018 Benefits will be extended as follows:

For participants scheduled to enroll 10/2 – 10/13. Additional time to enroll or make changes: 10/14 – 10/27.
• Bargained Retirees AIT (Midwest)
• Bargained Retirees AT&T (Legacy T) (Includes Puerto Rico)
• Bargained Retirees NIC (Tier 1 and 2)
• Bargained Retirees Mobility
For participants currently enrolling in 2018 benefits during 10/9 – 10/20. Additional time to enroll or make changes: 10/21 – 11/3.

• Active AT&T (Midwest) Bargained
• Active AT&T (Legacy T) Bargained (includes Puerto Rico)
• Active Mobility Bargained
For participants that begin enrolling in 2018 benefits 10/16 – 10/27. Additional time to enroll or make changes: 10/28 – 11/10
• Active Midwest & Legacy T DTV Technicians
• Active Bargained NIC (Tier 1 and 2)
• Bargained Retirees Midwest & Legacy T DTV Technicians

Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2017/10/3 14:12:26 (14 reads)

The 2018 Annual Enrollment window will commence on October 9, 2017 (7 a.m. central) and end October 20, 2017 (7 p.m. central). A correction period will follow, beginning on October 21, 2017 through November 3, 2017.

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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2017/9/27 19:13:33 (13 reads)

Our CWA sisters and brothers need immediate help in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Florida, all of which suffered devastating damage from recent hurricanes.

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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2017/9/7 20:39:49 (22 reads)

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

CWA is getting more information about our members and their families who are among the tens of thousands left devastated in Texas by the storms and flooding of Hurricane Harvey.
As our District 6 locals continue to check on members, we’re hearing that many people remain trapped in their homes, unable to get out because of high water and downed electrical wires.   Many businesses are closed with no set date to reopen.
CWA families need our help now.

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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2017/1/4 19:49:09 (153 reads)

Dear Colleagues:

I want to let you know that we will be announcing the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of fifteen (15) partial college scholarships of $3,000 each for Two (2) years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation's website at


This valuable scholarship program is made possible by the funding of CWA locals.

In Unity,
Christopher M. Shelton
cc: Executive Board
CWA National Staff

Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2016/11/4 19:42:49 (201 reads)

Although we have not been officially notified by the Company, I wanted to share what we believe will be the SSP payout for the 2016 award year. Based on figures posted on the at&t investor relations website, the payout for this award year should be $1500.00 for each eligible member. This includes the total of both the stock appreciation value and dividend rate value and represents the highest payout in several years.

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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2016/9/21 19:18:10 (272 reads)

AT&T refuses negotiate for retirees. Our Union pushed back on many items including the size of the cost increases. Unfortunately, these concerns fell on deaf ears. Below is an overview of the health care for ATT retirees for 2017.

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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2014/8/1 20:14:16 (699 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 17:27:26 (957 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 Dave Skotarczyk on 2011/3/3 20:31:59 (1159 reads)

Brothers Charles and David Koch, with a combined worth around $35 billion dollars, are waging a war against President Obama.

The Koch brothers are the majority owners in Koch Industries, America 's second-largest private company with revenues of $100 billion in 2009, and 80,000 employees in 60 countries.

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