|CWA LOCAL 6215, Dallas, TX|
People who aren’t in a union or don’t know anyone in a trade or labor union often unsure what labor unions do and why someone would join. Labor unions strive to improve the lives of all working families – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. It’s all about making sure working families get what they collectively deserve. A labor union or trade union is an organized group of workers who unite to make decisions about conditions affecting their work. Read more >>>
At Thursday, March 26, 2015 Union meeting, Mary Linhart, Local Secretary, spoke to the members in attendance about the job issues with AT&T Internet, bargaining, other contracts, and the upcoming shareholders' meeting to be held April 24, 2015 in Spokane, WA. Read more >>>
The NLRB has ruled that ADT has the right to vote for Union representation, and management cannot interfere with that right. Read more >>>
Dianne Manns Shannon, former Vice President and Chief Steward of CWA Local 6215, passed away early Friday morning, March 13, 2015 in Memphis, TN. Read more >>>
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Latest CWA District 6 Retirees' Newsletter is now available. Click above for document retrieval.
From Ron Swaggerty, Vice President, written on Tuesday, January 27, 2015:
"Very few of you will ever have the opportunity that I experienced today. A day of passion. A day where men believe so much in their conviction that they chance their very careers for all that they truly are. Not so much for themselves, but for their brothers, known of now and unknown for the future. Unselfish, actually true and sold out to their beliefs. Willing to chance their very existence and span of control on belief. I am humbled beyond words. I see this as a worthy endeavor. I commit I am so taken by this that I feel less just because I have no more to offer than who I am. You guys that work for ADT, your fight, your struggle,my fight, my struggle. Lots of work to do in a short amount of time. I am honored to represent what you did not even wince at, knowing the potential cost to each of you."Read more >>>
2015 Convention Proposals: Make sure your voice is heard.
Nelle Wooding spent forty-seven years as a telephone worker, beginning as a student operator in Dallas in 1914, and retiring in 1961 as a field representative for the Communications Workers of America, CIO. In 1937, she helped organize the Dallas Local of the Southwestern Federation of Telephone Workers, and was elected President. When the National Federation of Telephone Workers called a strike in 1947, Wooding, as the Chair of the Northeastern Division of Texas, led the walkout in Dallas. Although the telephone workers were ultimately forced to settle for a much smaller wage increase than they had demanded, the strike had other benefits. "It helped the union to grow up," Wooding asserted in her oral memoir. " It helped us to gaim prestige in the eyes of the company and other unions. They saw that we'd had our baptism in fire, and we had more respect from them. Read more >>>
Headed by J.D. Williams, CWA Local 6215 has a very active retirees' chapter. Please click on link above for more information about CWA Retirees.
This rally is in support of retirees' increased healthcare premiums and in general just being thrown under the bus by AT&T. Click above to get more info and flyer.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, President Bret St.Clair, Local Secretary Mary Linhart, Internet Services Chief Steward Doug Johnson, and Internet Services (DSL) Area Manager Ron Zimmer presented a check to Glen Bentley, Executive Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The presentation was made on behalf of AT&T Internet Services (DSL) and CWA Local 6215 in the amount of $1,624.41 that was raised in partnership during the Employee Giving Campaign.
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Final deadline for scholarship application submission is April 30, 2014. Click on title above for link information.
Thank You letter from Charles Byford, Brittney Byford's Dad:
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