Tape Release Tuesday March 14th, 2017
Tomorrow’s executive board meeting and Thursday’s mobilizers meeting at the RIT Inn and Conference center have been cancelled due to continued customer restoration efforts from last weeks storm as well as the state of emergency due to the coming storm today and tomorrow.
I want to thank everyone for your sacrifice and efforts on behalf of our customers to get their vital phone and internet service restored. A reminder that many potential hazards still exist and your job will be more dangerous the next few days as power wires still on the ground will be buried by the snow. Don’t forget that You have a right to another tech when working in the dark. Please work safely.
2016 Bonus information. The Company hasn’t committed to a payout date on the 2016 Bonus for 1170 members. We do anticipate that it will be paid this Thursday or next Thursday. The bonus is payable at 4.5% of gross annual pay at the top rate of each employee’s classification. Newly hired employees in 2016 will be eligible for the bonus if they were hired before July 1st and it will be prorated on the number of months worked for that year. 2016 retirees will also receive a prorated bonus based on the number of full months worked in the year.
As a Union we will be mobilizing against The health care Bill that the Republicans have introduced to repeal the affordable care act. It comes as no surprise that it is loaded with tax cuts for mega millionaires and billionaires, and includes another tax break for health insurance CEO’s that make over $500,000 per year at the same time as cutting hospitals, workers etc. The same old fight, which we must not give up on. We will be distributing information in the work place. Please look for it and act on it.
This is your President John Pusloskie thanking you for calling your Union Tape, the place where were Union and proud of it.