**** NOTICE ****
Nomination & Interim Election
For Local Business Agent CXM Group
CWA Local 1107
January 16, 2015
As provided in the CWA Local 1107 by-laws article XIV, “Nominations and Elections of Local Officers and Shop Stewards”. Fifteen (15) days’ notice is hereby given for the Nomination for the office of Business Agent CXM(Line, Splice & PPM). Read More...
In a response to 2 appeals, we further studied the voided ballots in the 10/24/14 election. Our findings were as follows:
7 ballots received with no member identification
1 ballot received from a nonmember
16 ballots received after the 10/23/14 deadline
3 ballots with markings on the ballot
Upon review of the CWA election procedures, we confirmed the lack of member identification and the late arrival of ballots to remain void. However we do have a partial overruling on the 3 ballots with markings on the ballot. The entire ballot is no longer void, but rather the vote that was mismarked. Corrections are as follows:
• Ballot 1: Presidential-void for markings, Secretary/Treasurer-void for markings, Business Agent CX&M – Eugene Plachecki
• Ballot 2: Presidential – void for dual vote, Secretary /Treasurer – Robert Milone
• Ballot 3: Presidential – void for markings, Secretary/Treasurer –Robert Milone, Business Agent I&M - Edward Mercado
Therefore the revised election results are as follows:
The Office of President:
Anthony Caprara 12
John Buchan 99
Dennis Leahy 76
The Office of Vice President:
The Office of Secretary Treasurer:
Robert Milone 91
Ken Kinsley 97
Business Agent I&M:
Edward Mercado 34
John Horan 38
Business Agent CX&M:
Eugene Plachecki 48
Mike McQuade 14
Business Agent: C.O., Specials, VZB, and Non-Verizon Interconnects:
We hope this addresses any concern of the membership in regard to the 10/23/14 election.
The Company has made an offer to further negotiate over the "Special" EIPP. They have also sent an e-mail to all of our members attempting to negotiate with the membership to try and divide us. The Union has agreed to re-open negotiations but the Company's action make these negotiations harder not easier. We will of course keep you apprised of the situation as it unfolds. We have set a deadline of November 7th.
As you know we have received a proposal from Verizon regarding a surplus offer. One of the provisions of the Company's proposal is to offer an option to make this offer on a local by local basis. The National Union has told the Company that we are not interested in dividing our Union in this way. We are in discussions with all of our locals regarding the remaining provisions of the proposal and what our response will be.
Earlier today we found out that the Company is planning to send an e mail to employees this afternoon regarding this situation. As usual, when dealing with Verizon their communication will cause confusion in the ranks and is being sent to all employees, even ones not included in the Company's proposal.
Please be assured that we will provide any updates regarding this matter as they develop.
No Secret Deals' for Verizon Wireless
CWA called on the Federal Communications Commission to "stop the clock" on its consideration of the Verizon Wireless/cable company spectrum deal until the parties involved provide complete information about their commercial agreements.
IF YOU ARE CALLED INTO A MEETING BY ANY COMPANY MANAGER OR CORPORATE SECURITY, BE SURE TO ASK...... If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer, or Steward be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.
YOU ARE THE UNION
UNION BEGINS WITH
MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT THE "UNION" IS THE BOARD,
THE PEOPLE WHO "RUN" THE UNION. THIS COULD NOT
BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
THE "UNION" IS YOU: YOU ARE THE ONE WHO
ELECTS YOUR OFFICIALS TO REPRESENT YOU. YOU ARE
THE ONE WHO HAS THE PRIVILEGE TO GO TO YOUR
MEETINGS AND SPEAK WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, TO LET
YOUR BOARD KNOW OF ANY GRIEVANCE YOU MAY HAVE.
A STRONG UNION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS MEMBERS.
SHOW VERIZON YOU STAND BEHIND YOUR UNION, ATTEND
MEETINGS, REPORT INFRACTIONS BY MANAGEMENT TO YOUR
SHOP STEWARD OR LOCAL WHEN THEY OCCUR. YOU WILL
NEVER AGREE WITH 100% OF WHAT YOUR LOCAL DOES OR
DOESN'T DO. BUT, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET PAST
THAT AND CARRY ON AND CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR YOUR
RIGHTS. REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF YOUR