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January 17, 2021
CWA/Verizon Agreements Signed

The CWA/Verizon "Work from Home Agreement" has been extended until January 31, 2021.

The CWA/Verizon "Home Garaging Agreement" has been extended until November 30, 2020.


New Officers Sworn In

Today, the Officers of CWA took their Oath of Office for term 2021-2023.

 PRESIDENT
CHARLES "BUBBA" CRADDOCK

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
STEVE CHAMBERS

SECRETARY/TREASURER
RHONDA FOSSE

           A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION.

ERIC PARNELL WAS SWORN-IN AS THE NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF OUTSIDE PLANT SOUTH - OPS

  

From the Desk of Bubba Craddock

FROM THE DESK OF BUBBA CRADDOCK

It is with great honor and humility that I reach out to you today. For those of you who have given me this responsibility, I thank you.  For those of you I have yet to meet, I am committed to earning your support as we face the challenges of tomorrow.

It is my intention to lead this Local along a path towards unbreakable strength and solidarity.  To achieve this level of solidarity will require us to heal.  We must heal from the damage brought onto us by a calculated and strategic attack from those who would benefit from our failure.  It is no accident that our differences are constantly highlighted and magnified under the veil of unity. Differences and division are not the same. Division does not know unity.  Division magnifies differences to create the illusion that we are so far apart that there are no bonds left to tie us together. Then they sit back and watch the show. They watch as brothers and sisters draw their boundaries of no return to the point where we ignore the fact that we seek the same outcome. We want to work to live, not live to work.  We want our voices to be heard and matter.  We want to be treated fairly. We want to be treated with dignity and respect as human beings, not as assets or liabilities.  We want the banners and slogans that surround us daily to be adhered to and acted upon not just used against us when it is conveniently relevant.  Division can NEVER satisfy these needs.

Solidarity, on the other hand, can!  Solidarity will be our new measure of success.  Solidarity alone equates to our ability to set aside our differences in the effort to achieve common goals. Solidarity sends the message to our opponents that we can move as one.  This is our most powerful leverage to cause action.

We will no longer participate in the puppet show, entertaining our enemies.  We will not pretend that we are all the same. The body is made of many parts that are nothing alike, yet they are all of value. We will respectfully move past our differences to fight for our common goals. It is in these efforts that we will build our strength.

Healing does not happen overnight.  But I ask each and every one of you to look at the big picture and you will see how we have been used against one another.  I assure you, that if we approach our challenges with that clarity, we will begin seeing favorable results to challenges that seemed insurmountable at one time.

I again thank you for this opportunity and look forward to kicking some ass together in the future!!!


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What's New at CWA 2201
AT&T Mobility:

AT&T Mobility just signed 1 year extension. All MOU's extended as well. Contract ends February 11, 2022. Pay increase of 2.5% February 13, 2021. Healthcare stays same however the usual cola % increase will be applied

Restricted Stock Units
Dear Members, We have been notified that over 700 people in Local 2201 could possibly lose money if action is not taken right away. Verizon reached out regarding a high number of employees who have not activated their Fidelity brokerage account for the Stock Together Award (Restricted Stock Units). Read More...
Verizon Annual Enrollment
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From the Election Committee
Ballots have been mailed today which begins the voting period for Office of President and Office of Secretary/Treasurer for Local 2201.  The Balloting period is from September 11, 2020 through midnight October 1, 2020.  If you do not receive your ballot, call the Local immediately for a duplicate.  The Local number is 804-266-2201. Read More...
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