Tape Release 2/8/21

Just to straighten out the rumor about this year’s Bonus.  Members will be receiving the annual Bonus in March for 2020, usually the Bonus was paid out the week of March 15th, I haven’t been notified that there is any change on the timing of the payout.  Also, members have the opportunity to defer the entire bonus to your 401K plan to avoid paying taxes on it.  The minimum bonus payout is still 4.5%.

Also, we are working with Labor to get the vacation payouts for those who had vacation time left at the end of the year due to disability.  There are about 20 members that the Company owes money to.  I can guarantee you that it will be paid out very soon.

Last month our members and the Company completed a fiber buildout project in Webster, Penfield and Fairport to about 2800 homes.  Initial reports are that the orders are coming in daily 5-8 in number.  We need to do everything that we can to make this project successful to ensure that there is future work here in the Rochester area.

And lastly:  I’m saddened to announce the passing of Retiree Leon Bihrle today.  Leon retired as a cable splicer in 1996 with 41 years of service.  He was a dedicated member to his Union and served in many different capacities including as an executive board member.  On behalf of the Union I want to extend our condolences to Leon’s family and friends.

This is your President John Pusloskie, thanking you for calling your Union tape.  And we are CWA STRONG.

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