Welcome to the CWA Staff Union. We represent members who are employed by the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO with the titles of CWA Representative, District Organizing Coordinator, Temporary Staff, Represented Attorneys and IUE CWA Staff Representatives from the CIO who merged with us. We also represent professional and occupational employees who are employed by the Alliance for Growth and Development, and the PA State AFL-CIO Staff.
M M Smith, President
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10-01-15 We have extended the contract for one month as we continue to push for a fair and equitable agreement. When last we met we had presented a comprehensive proposal to the company. They have committed to reply to that proposal this week. Our next face to face meeting is scheduled for the week of but we will continue to to worrk via conference calls and email until then. In Unity, M M Smith, Pat O'Neil, Bill Bain and Tommy Thurston.
09-19-15 Talks continued today with CWA. Additional proposals were made by both sides, which moved us closer on several issues. However we remain apart on most of the major issues. CWA plans on sending us an updated proposal this week to review. After that review future meetings will be scheduled.
09-18-15 Bargaining sessions with CWA continued on Thursday and Friday. Yesterday the entire session was spent discussing issues surrounding the New Growth Fund titles. The job security of all of our members was a major topic of these discussions. Today we continued to discuss all of the outstanding issues. There was agreement reached on a few issues, but we remain apart on all of the major issues. A meeting is scheduled for Saturday.
09-16-15 The Union and the Company have been meeting the past two days. The Company reviewed the financial status of CWA. This included the status of the pension plan and the required future contributions as well as a health care cost update. CWA raised concerns over the cost of the motor vehicle plan. Your bargaining team presented the complete package of bargaining proposals that was approved by the Executive Board. So far no agreements have been reached. We continue to work towards reaching an agreement. Meetings are scheduled for tomorrow and Friday.
09-13-15: Bargaining for our contract begins this week. The bargaining team will meet in Washington DC for a prep session on 09-14-15. Talks are scheduled with CWA from 09-15-15 through 09-18-15. We will update you as information becomes available.. . Read more.