Tape Release 9/16/21
I received several emails and phone calls in regards to the Federal mandate for vaccinations and what the Union position will be. At this point we can only speculate until the Department of Labor and OSHA, who have been charged with implementation, announce their standards and rules. We have no idea the number of challenges and how the courts will react to those challenges will turn out. So, we will wait and see until these issues work out.
We have bargaining dates with Frontier. The Union’s committee has been preparing all week for bargaining. We will be meeting with the Company next week to begin negotiations on a new contract. We know CWA Locals in California have agreed to an extension past the September 4th expiration date in order to continue to bargain. We know that CWA Local 1298 in Connecticut has been bargaining with Frontier this week. We do not expect things to go smoothly. We will fight for what we’ve earned and will fight for the future of our members. Wages, benefits and work being key for the Union. All bargaining updates will be posted on the Union website and our Facebook page.
The Annual Clambake is this Sunday; we’ve got a good turnout considering the times that we’re in and it looks like it’s going to be a great day.
This is your President John Pusloskie thanking you for calling your Union tape. And we are CWA STRONG!