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Regarding the hearing conducted March 7, 2019 – Wire Technicians Performing Line Station Transfers - arbitrator James J. Odom, Jr. ruled in favor of the Union. The arbitrator stated the Union demonstrated “preciseness” in negotiations related to the Wire Technician scope of work and the Company did not carry its burden of proof.

Please see the full Arbitration Opinion and Award attached. 

In a disappointing award, arbitrator Robert B. Moberly denied the Wire Tech Surplus grievance that was heard May 29, 2019. The arbitrator ruled that the language of the Addendum did not require layoff of Wire Technicians by seniority, but instead authorized the Company to establish a process for layoff.  The arbitrator also ruled that while it is true the Company did not utilize attendance and performance policies and standards that applied in other contexts, the “process” applied was neither arbitrary nor irrational.

On Friday 08/02/2019 at 7:00 PM Eastern | 6:00 PM Central, the CWA District 3 Office will be hosting a town hall conference call with CWA members across District 3 to provide an update on contract negotiations with AT&T.  We will also be taking questions directly from CWA members.  Below, I have listed a link where you can pre-register for the call.  Please note that by pre-registering, we will call you.  The agenda for this call is also listed below:

These are stressfull times you all are facing, the Employee Assistance Program is available, and costs you nothing. You are entitled to five FREE counseling services a year, and is Company paid time. 

The power point below provides you with information regarding the upcoming contract expiration, should CWA and AT&T not reach a tentative agreement.

Below you will find the May 2019 Selection Activity Report and the Job Ad Report

On Thursday 06/20/2019 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern / 6:00 P.M. Central, the CWA District 3 Office will be hosting a town hall conference call with CWA members across District 3 to provide an update on contract negotiations with AT&T and our mobilization efforts across the District. We will also be taking questions directly from CWA members. Below I have listed the dial in number.  I have also listed the agenda below:

Participant Number     877-874-0696   "There is no pin number"