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With Great Sadness...

We sadly report to our members that James Lee Allen, former Treasurer and later Executive Vice President died Tuesday morning, July 21, 2015. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Service Information
Visitation
Friday, July 24, 2015
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Anderson Clayton FH - Terrell
301 W NASH ST
TERRELL, TX 75160
972.524.6417

Funeral Service
Saturday, July 25, 2015
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Anderson Clayton Funeral Home - Terrell
301 W NASH ST
TERRELL, TX 75160
972.524.6417

Committal Service
Saturday, July 25, 2015
04:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Oakland Memorial Park
1400 W Moore Ave
Terrell, TX 75160-2341

 

 

Special Called Premises Technicians Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2015: Special called meeting to discuss Premises Technicians concerns over Direct TV and its impact on their jobs. The meeting began at 8:30pm and lasted until almost midnight. Standing room only. This is what one calls "power in numbers." One person standing alone, not so much. Hundreds standing together, POWERFUL.

 

ADT Security Services, Inc., Bargaining Report #4

ADT Security Services, Inc.
Bargaining Report #4
June 17, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee continued negotiations today with ADT LLC Management. The Union Committee consisted of Jerrell B. Miller, CWA Representative, Nancy Lee, President Local 6215, and Arthur A. Whittington, Bargaining Committee Member.

The Company Committee consists of Jim Nixdorf, Director of Labor Relations, and Caroline Vassey, Human Resource Manager.

Your CWA Committee passed proposals on Article 3 – Voluntary Check Off, Article 22 – Safety, Inclement Weather, GPS, Tuition Reimbursement, and Access to Personal Records. We are committed to getting an equitable and fair contract for our members.

Remember, together we stand!

In Solidarity,

Your CWA Bargaining Committee
 

Tyco IS Bargaining Report #5

Tyco IS
Bargaining Report #5
May 28, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee continued negotiations today with Tyco IS. The Union Committee consisted of Kevin Kimber, CWA Representative, Ken Bramlett, Kenneth Stephens, Chief Steward Local 6215, and Jerrell B. Miller, CWA Representative.

The Company Committee consists of Tim Drabek, Director of Labor Relations, John Hudson, General Manager, and Lewis Strange, Human Resources.

CWA passed proposals on Article 12 Seniority, Certification and Security Clearances, Wages and Benefits, Afterwards, lengthy discussions followed throughout the day. Our next scheduled meeting will be on May 29, 2015.

Remember, United We Bargain!

In Unity,

Your CWA Bargaining Committee
 

ADT Security Services, Inc., Bargaining Report #2

ADT Security Services, Inc.

Bargaining Report #2

May 26, 2015

 

Your Bargaining Committee continued negotiations today with ADT Management.  The Union Committee consisted of Jerrell B. Miller, CWA Representative, Ron Swaggerty, VP Local 6215, and Arthur A. Whittington, Bargaining Committee Member.  Also Steven Dominguez attended the negotiations and led the discussion on High Volume Work. 

 

The Company Committee consists of Jim Nixdorf, Director of Labor Relations, and Jonah Serie, Area General Manager.

 

CWA passed proposals on Article 26 Ancillary Benefits, Article 25 General Agreement and a Memorandum of Agreement on Wages and Benefits.  ADT Management rejected our proposal for a contract extension.  Our next scheduled negotiations will be on Monday, June 1, 2015.

 

Remember, United We Bargain!

 

In Unity,

 

Your CWA Bargaining Committee

 

ADT Security Services, Inc., Bargaining Report #1

ADT Security Services, Inc.

Bargaining Report #1

May 22, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee began negotiations today with ADT Management. The Union Committee consisted of Jerrell B. Miller, CWA Staff Representative, Ron Swaggerty, VP Local 6215, and Arthur A. Whittington. The Company Committee consists of Jim Nixdorf, Director of Labor Relations, Bob Raymond,

Regional Director and Jonah Serie, Area General Manager.

 

CWA and ADT held discussions on Inclement Weather Policy, Incentive Plan On Points, Grievance Procedure, and Article 2 – Anti-Discrimination. We submitted union proposals on Article 24 Labor Management Committee and Contract Extension.

 

Our next scheduled negotiations will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

 

Remember, United We Bargain!

 

In Unity,

 

Your CWA Bargaining Committee

 

 

Working Families Champion

Eddie Bernice Johnson is missing…

 

 

 

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The NLRB has ruled that ADT has the right to vote for Union representation, and management cannot interfere with that right. Read more >>>

Have you moved recently? Do you have a new mailing address? Communicating with our members can only be done effectively when we have current contact information for each one of you. Please take the time to make sure your information is updated. Click on link above to obtain form.

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."

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2015 Convention Proposals: Make sure your voice is heard.

Newsletter

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.

Retiree Outreach. Click title above to get copy of the March edition of CWA District 6 Retiree Newsletter. Inform, educate, organize, and mobilize.

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.

Click above to take you to informative videos, pictures, and documentation about the TPP and what CWA around the country is doing to rally against the TPP.

Bylaws are the rules that govern the internal management of our Local. They were originally written by the Local's founders, and generally define things such as, but not limited to the Local's official name, purpose, requirements for membership, officers' titles and responsibilities, how offices are to be elected and/or assigned, how meetings should be conducted, and how often meetings will be held. 

Click on header above for full info.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, AFL-CIO Scholarships, Jonathan's Place, and City Square.

From time to time, our Union members ask if we have copies of AT&T's test guides for positions available in our contracts. Click on header above to get more information on test guides.

CWA strongly supports the use of social media sites to discuss and advocate for the important issues facing members and working families today. While these sites offer many advantages, they can also cause serious legal problems if they are not properly used and can lead to complicated legal proceedings as well as potential disciplinary action against employee users. To help avoid legal or other problems, our National office has developed these Guidelines for CWA members to consult when using social media. Please click on the title above to read and/or download the guidelines and share them with any and all fellow members.

Do you have Benefits, FMLA, or Disability Questions? 'Ask Debra' has launched!
http://askdebra.org/askdebra

The articles attached to the link above can be found under the Members' Resources tab as well.

CWA Union News: Download APP for your smartphone!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cwa-union-news/id376365290?mt=8

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:

Bret,

I would ask that you please pass this on to all of your Union Members.

Let me start out by saying, my family and I would like to thank each and every one for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. The out pouring of love we received from everyone is greatly appreciated. Thanks goes out to everyone for helping us deal with the tragedy of losing our daughter. Losing a loved one opens your eyes to see life in a different way. It allows you to realize that life is not only short but also a precious thing. Again, I want to thank everyone for their continue love and support; along with your thoughts and prayers.


Sincerely,
Charles Byford
22 State Support C&E

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