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AT&T - Legacy S Bargaining Unit - incl Global Services (fka DataCom)

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2015 CWA Local 4340 AT&T Midwest and Legacy T Bargaining Contract Expiration 

We are coming close to the AT&T contract expirations dates and we need to prepare!  The company has refused to bargain with CWA District 4 on almost every issue we bring to the table. Our retired and current members have helped build this company to where it stands today as one of the most profitable communication companies in the world.  Our members deserve good wages, benefits and retirements! We earned them!

If you have not filled out your DFR- Striker Certification Form Click Here, or please see a Union Steward as soon as possible.  Please fill out the form and fax it to the hall at 216-635-4350. This form needs to be received at the union hall before we can issue any strike duty payments to our members.

Strike Duty rosters have been distributed and posted on the Union bulletin boards, you can also Click Here to see a copy of the roster.  Please check the roster and if you don’t see your name, contact your Picket Chief or call the hall at 216-635-4340 for your picket duty assignments.  In order to receive strike pay you must picket 8 hours a week.  There will be sign in sheets at the picket locations, please make sure you sign in to receive strike duty payments. Strike duty payments are as follows:

Commencing on the fifteenth (15th) day of a strike, $200.00 per striker per week will be provided (subject to availability of funds) for use by the Local for strikers' assistance. Commencing on the twenty-ninth day of a strike, $300.00 per striker per week will be provided (subject to availability of funds) for use by the Local for strikers’ assistance. Commencing on the fifty-seventh (57) day of a strike, $400.00 per striker per week will be provided (subject to availability of funds) for use by the Local for strikers’ assistance. Payments to Locals will end on the seventh day following the conclusion of the strike. In the event the last week of a strike is not a full week, the payments to the Locals shall be prorated.

In the case of a strike health care benefits will continue through the end of that month, example; if a strike was called on April 12, 2015, you will be covered under AT&T benefits until April 30.  We realize that some of our members may have continuing, chronic and possibly emergency medical treatment that is necessary even during a strike. Please contact Linda Burns at the union hall 216-635-4340, so arrangements can be made for health care costs.

Please actively support our bargaining team by participating in mobilization activities and watch for updates on our website: and our Facebook page Mobilize CWA Local 4340.   DIVIDED WE BEG, UNITED WE BARGAIN!


In Solidarity your officers,
Gary, Dave and Linda            


AT&T Paying $25M to Settle US Action Over Data Breaches

WASHINGTON (AP) - AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.

The Federal Communications Commission announced the agreement Wednesday with the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier. It was the agency's largest privacy and data-security enforcement action to date.

The breaches occurred from Nov. 4, 2013 to April 21, 2014 at a call center in Mexico, from Feb. 14 to July 14, 2014 in Colombia and from May 20 to December 2014 in the Philippines, the FCC said. Most customers were Spanish-speaking U.S. residents.

Click Here for the full article


at&t buying DirectTV

It was announced Sunday 5/18/2014 that at&t will be purchasing DirectTV.

Click here for more information


AT&T CIM Field Transformation Job Descriptions

Attached is the updated information from Mike Schulte, District 4 Representative, that should help define the expectations of each organization (specifically regarding cable functions in SD&A vs DSL & IPDSL vs NIBS).


Dental Plan Update

An important development in the administration of our new Dental Plan has been identified. CIGNA is indicating that in the new year, when we go to the new dental plan (for actives and future retirees only), the orthodontic lifetime maximum will completely reset and enrollees will be entitled to the entire $2,000.00 lifetime maximum in the new plan above and beyond what they may have used of the current $1,600.00 maximum. So, even those who were maxed out previously will have a new $2,000.00 limit. While this was not fully conveyed to us during bargaining it certainly makes that plan look even better than it already did. I’m sure our members that use this benefit will be very happy. An early Christmas present for those members that may have occasion to use this benefit.