Tape Release Friday, May 10, 2013
To date the Company and the Union haven’t reached a Memorandum of Agreement on the elimination of the Switching Control Center, as a couple issues remain unresolved including the application of recall rights. It is still anticipated that the last day of work for those who volunteered and those to be laid off will be May 31st. The Executive Board will be updated at our monthly meeting in regards to the overall situation this week.
A meeting has been scheduled with the Department of Labor’s Rapid Response Team for Thursday, May 16th at 1pm at the Union Hall. The Company has been contacted to release those members affected who either volunteered or are being laid off. The Union Hall has contacted those members affected as well to leave word about the meeting. Representatives from Unemployment Bureau as well as Rochester Works, which provide support for job search, will be in attendance to provide information as well.
50 CWA members all wearing Red from West Virginia, New York, and Minnesota attended Frontier’s annual shareholder’s meeting on Wednesday of this week. It was a strong showing from CWA as International Vice President Ralph Maly met with Company representatives to address CWA’s concerns.
I’m saddened to announce the passing of retiree Robert Nieman Jr. a former desk tech who retired in 1994 with 39 years of service. Calling hours are this Saturday from 1-2 pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home at 98 Main St., Perry, NY. A memorial service will be held at 2pm the same day. On behalf of the Union, I want to extend our sympathies to the Nieman family.
This is your President John Pusloskie thanking you for calling your Union tape the place where we fight for the respect you deserve.