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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 2019/11/1 19:35:23 (12 reads)

This is to inform you that the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation?s scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year begins.

The Foundation?s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two 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 http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application.

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



Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/8/28 19:20:51 (29 reads)

Beginning September 1, 2019, the new Paid Parental Leave policy will become effective for the Midwest bargaining unit. If anyone has a birth/adoption on or after this effective date, they will be eligible to participate in the program.

It is my understanding that our members will be notified of the effective date this Thursday. Additionally, an HR OneStop alert containing more details will be sent out next week.



Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/8/6 16:49:45 (46 reads)

I am pleased to announce that the members have ratified the Legacy T Tentative Agreement by 64.51%. I want to thank all the locals and the members for their support of the bargaining team and their continued commitment to mobilization during this round of protracted bargaining.

Lisa M. Bolton,
Vice President CWA Telecommunications & Technologies



Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/8/6 16:31:21 (57 reads)

For Immediate Release

CWA/AT&T Midwest COS Global Ratification results are as follows:

64% YES, 36% NO, with 42% return


CWA/AT&T Midwest Ratification results are as follows:

66.05% YES, 33.95% NO, with 61% return


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/7/2 18:59:31 (166 reads)

Summary of Tentative Agreement (TA)

If an article is not mentioned in this summary that would indicate no substantive changes were made and the article was carried forward, keeping in mind date changes were made where applicable.

Over the last year and a half, the Bargaining Committee was continually faced with regressive proposals from the Company. From the beginning, your Bargaining Team fought for what we felt was right and were able to overcome many of those regressive Company proposals.

The Company essentially attacked each Article in the contract. We had to fight to maintain the current language and they attacked key elements of the agreement, such as:
 Eliminate Card Check and Neutrality
 Reducing the Watermark to 1630
 Article 43 watermark to 530
 Increasing all health care contributions to 32%
 No rolling in of the 2015 new hires

These are just a few examples of the regressive proposals that the Bargaining Team fought off.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/7/1 19:41:09 (92 reads)

The Bargaining team is currently working on a detailed summary for the contract explanation meeting for Local Presidents, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9th. The detailed information will then be shared with membership.
The following is a short summary of some highlights from the tentative agreement.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/6/29 23:26:50 (62 reads)

CWA District 4 and the T & T office wants to inform you that a tentative agreement was reached at AT&T Midwest , AT&T Midwest COS and Leg T

More details will be forthcoming.

Thank you for all of your mobilization activities and support of our Bargaining Team to make this tentative agreement possible.

In Solidarity,

Linda L. Hinton
Vice President
CWA District 4



Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/6/17 20:46:13 (94 reads)

This week?s mobilization will be talking up and spreading the news about our National Union's Press release on bad plant and tying that to AT&T latest surplus announcement. Please send a link for the CWA Michigan report on bad plant to your State legislators and your congress person with a cover statement on the surplus announcement. Get as many members as you can. let us push them into action.

300 laid off in the Midwest, 1800 laid off nationwide while outside plant is left needing much repair. Use your own words.

https://cwa-union.org/sites/default/files/20190612-cwa-report-att-abandoning-michigan.pdf


We got a reaction from the company this weekend on the press release on bad outside plant. In Wisconsin. Managers were ordered to each location in the CWA report. They are on a conference call right now as I type this.

Please inform your coworkers of this fight, have them read the report and then communicate with their elected Representative in Congress and the State Legislature.




Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/6/13 20:40:29 (85 reads)

New reports based on an investigation that CWA conducted of AT&T facilities in the Midwest serviced by CWA members show that despite making promises to create jobs and invest in rural communities, AT&T is cutting jobs and neglecting rural network improvements.


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Posted by Dave Skotarczyk on 2019/5/31 20:07:01 (85 reads)


President Charles Daniels of CWA Local 4123 has created a new video of our newly elected Gongress representatives supporting our Cause. Please view.

https://www.facebook.com/cwad4/videos/1523376431131104/



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