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Tape Release 9/15/14
Posted On: Sep 15, 2014

Tape Release Monday, September 15th, 2014

A reminder: Thursday, September 18th is a Union Activity Day for all Unit 4 members.  This meeting is for all members who work in suburban.  On the Agenda is nomination and election of Unit Officers.

This past week a settlement agreement was finalized to settle the elimination of the SCC.  The following terms were agreed to:

  •       Frontier will recall one network tech, Mark Sanfilippo, and he has returned to work.
  •       Frontier will add a midnight to 8am shift consisting of two Central Office technicians.

o   The positions have been polled for.  Mark Hess and Regina McCloud have accepted the positions.

  •       The Company will be returning the ISDN, T1, SLC/DLC testing to the bargaining unit.  CWA Local 1170 switch techs will be first level support for the troubleshooting of these products.
  •      Frontier will assign test and turn up to the CWA represented Systems group
  •       Frontier will provide the necessary training to all Switch Techs so that each Switch Tech can perform the work set forth in the settlement.  Such training will begin on October 1st or as soon as practicable.

Thanks to Michelle Damiani, Diane Papas, and Mark Hess who helped with this case.

This Friday, at the request of the National Union, we will be holding a focus session with the purpose of discussing issues important to the members.  The following members will be participating: Mike Sutphen, Ron Eygabroad, Guy Marble, Fritz Amrhein, Dianne Ostrander, and Andy Cimino. This will be the first of several sessions that we will be holding in order to seek input for the upcoming bargaining.  If you have any issues that you want brought forth, please contact the individuals mentioned.

Clambake tickets are available at the Union office.  The Clambake is Sunday, September 28th from 1pm to 6pm at the American Legion Post on Chili Scottsville Rd.  Tickets are $40 for all current members, retirees and their spouses, $55 for all others.

This is your President John Pusloskie, thanking you for calling your Union tape, the place where we fight for the respect you deserve. 

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