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Tape Release Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 -

On behalf of the Union, I want to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of retiree James DeGennaro who passed suddenly on November 19th.  Jim retired as a switch tech in June of 1996 from Frontier with 32 years of service.  He was a great coworker and a dedicated Union Member who attended most retiree functions.  His presence will be missed.

A funeral mass is being held this morning at 10am at the St. Joseph’s church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield, NY.

The Annual Retiree Christmas Luncheon is being held at Rick’s Prime Rib on Buffalo Rd. on Friday December 5th.  Start time is around 11:30am.  Please call the Union Hall and ask for Marge and Angela to reserve your spot.

On behalf of the Union Hall we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

This is your President John Pusloskie, thanking you for calling your Union tape.



Tape Release Friday, November 21st, 2014:

At last night’s meeting, the following candidates were elected as your Local’s Officers:

For Vice President, Sales and Service Tech Andy Cimino and

For President, John Pusloskie

I want to thank the other candidates Rick Sanchez and Tom Tartaglia for having the willingness to step up and run for office.

The Local’s Officers as of January 1st will be the following:

President             John Pusloskie

Vice President     Andy Cimino

Treasurer             Susan Phillips

Secretary             Rich Winter

The four Officers will comprise your Bargaining Committee as we bargain a contract with Frontier in 2015.

I want to add a special thanks to the Election Committee: Rich Sarkis, Janice Rubsam, Dianne Ostrander, Michelle Damiani, Kim Hill, and Wordene Day for the important work they did in running the election.

I also want to thank the members for voting.  I look forward to leading our Union into the New Year and the opportunity to bargain a new contract to improve our pay, working conditions, and benefits with Frontier.  It will take all of us working together to improve our situation and we will soon be looking for Volunteers for different committees.  United together we cannot be defeated.

Outgoing officers Marie Spendlove and Carl Ellis have done a great job on your behalf and deserve a special thanks as well.

Retirees: Please do not forget if you want to make changes to your health insurance it must be done by Wednesday, November 26th.

Also, the annual Retiree Christmas Luncheon will be Friday, December 5th at Ricks Prime Rib on Buffalo Rd.  Please contact the Union Office if you’ll be attending.

This is your President John Pusloskie, thanking you for calling your Union tape, the Place where we Fight for the Respect you Deserve. 



AFFILIATE/TOWN CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN ADDED UNDER THE CONTRACTS SECTION, LISTED UNDER MEMBER RESOURCES.



RED AND BLACK UNION T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE UNION HALL.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF T-SHIRTS/SIZES.

NAVY BLUE SWEATSHIRTS WITH GOLD EMBLEMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE HALL.  

PLEASE STOP BY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE YOUR T-SHIRTS AND/OR SWEATSHIRTS!!!



FRONTIER MEMBERS: PLEASE SEE THE NEW 2015 BENEFITS INFORMATION UNDER THE MEMBER RESOURCES LINK TO THE LEFT, LISTED UNDER FRONTIER TELEPHONE.



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