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AT&T sued over layoffs—after promising more investment because of tax cut

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Donald Trump gets credit for finally putting an end to the fallacy that the government should be run like a business. Donald is an empty suit whose main business skill is laundering money for Russian criminals.

Just like Randy, whose main skill is outsourcing US jobs and gutting a once successful company for short term gain and bonuses.

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It appears the only answer to downloadbesttorrentblog.rus/Surplus is more bad negotiating on behalf the CWA. From what I've heard; T will bring back the jobs but with a 32 hour a week stipulation. Can someone confirm that please? Not only has the CWA agreed to a two tiered wage system, they are now in the business of negotiating for part-time telecom job for their members too.

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What does that mean? Layoffs or no layoffs? Sorry English is not my first language.

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What area was it cancelled

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Suprlus has been cancelled,confirmed by management

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Stock market is at an all-time high, unemployment falling, tax cuts for all. Not to mention the 1,000 bonus he all personally got for us from The Company. Also a promise to invest 1 billion more in the US this year alone. Boy you libs won't give him credit for anything.

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Trump has nothing to do with At&t problems. In fact he seems to be an advocate for the average person. The company is bleeding customers and has no vision other than to buy more companies. Where is the William Wallace (braveheart reference) of At&t? This was Ralph but he is gone now. Find a good leader and follow him/her. It is not RS, JS, or JD..... maybe LL

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Go ahead, tell every single person you meet that you love what Trump is doing to this country.

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Trump! MAGA!

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They are all selfish liars. They are a joke of a union, garbage. Every single one. I have not met one who really gives a sh-- about anything other than their own interests. They are a disgrace.

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CWA (Southwest) contract is a joke. Every single union leader higher up is a joke as well. All they care about is getting the union dues and not letting go of that money. It doesn't matter how sh--ty of a contract we get, they will and never would strike! Claude Cummings is a liar and a cheat. CWA District 6 wants to talk a good game, but does nothing to do what is right for the members. They sure will act like they are fighting, but lets all face it District 6... Claude Cummings is in bed with the company!

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Thanks for nothing CWA

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I agree with the poster who believes the lawsuit is a "Hail Mary". The (southwest) union has done very little to actually help members and everything to keep those union dues rolling in.

Regarding the 2017 Southwest contract, I listened in on the conference call that was held to let members know what was in the proposed contract. By the way, the union negotiated with the company for a grand total of ONE WEEK before announcing they had come to an agreement. hmmm In the conference call, we were repeatedly told to vote for the contract by the union leaders "because it was the best we were going to get". In the 2 hours I listened in, almost all they talked about were the proposed health benefits. And again, "you need to pass this". Reminded me a whole lot of Nancy Pelosi saying Congress needed to pass the ObamaCare legislation if they wanted to know what was in it.

The company is in business to make money. Looks to me like the (southwest) union is in business to keep as much of our dues as possible while not doing much - if anything - to help us out. Obviously the union knew about these layoffs far in advance. And they played dumb about it. At least the Southeast CWA webpage posts the proposed surplus dates, plus when the surplus does happen, you will find on the website the jobs that were surplussed.

As far as the company re-training us in order to get one of the "2020 jobs", that's a complete joke. All that was just to look good for the press. We were told sure, we could take the free courses, but it had to be on our work computers on our own time. And just because we spent all that time taking those courses, don't expect to get a job from it, the company said - unless you are a salaried employee already.

Face it - the company is getting rid of as many hourly employees as possible, and of course that spells the end of the union. They will fill those positions - if needed - with salaried staff making maybe half what we make. Their real focus will be on AI - make lots of money while not needing many people.

Times and technology are changing, and no matter how much we kick and scream and whine, it's gonna happen. If this company is becoming something you don't like, either learn to deal with it, or find another place to work. Ultimately, they, and not the union, will determine your job's path.

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"Bottom line. The union is a joke."

The problem that I see is all of the contracts have differing expiration dates. And a lot of the work can be moved around the country. Midwest sales and service can be done by West or Southeast reps.

They need to get all of these contracts with the same expiration date. They need to unite the contracts, because united they stand, and divided, they fall.

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Normally, a lawsuit cannot be commenced until administrative relief has been exhausted. That would be grievances and arbitration.

This lawsuit is filed in District 6, formerly SouthWest Bell. Here's a link to their contract.

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On the top of page 98 is language that telephone work can not be contracted out if it results in layoffs in the bargained for employees. However, for Prem Techs, there was an exclusion and their language is in Part J of the contract.

On page 193, section 13, it provides that contracting is permitted per the "needs of the business". Hence, the Union has no administrative recourse and has to resort to this court filing, which I see as a hail Mary.

I would note that this contract was ratified by the rank and file, where it clearly contained differing protections depending on the job title. I never did like these two-tiered arrangements.

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Bottom line. The union is a joke. They will gladly take your monthly dues, then choose to NEVER strike against a bad contract, because why would they? They don't want to let go of the millions and millions of dollars in the strike fund. The days of getting a decent contract are over.

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bravo to cwa, fight for the jobs ignore numb nuts below, now of all times is the time to fight back as att completely deceived the nation into thinking investments and jobs are to come with the tax laws changing and in the mix of it they got caught doing just the opposite, for those who don’t know like numb nuts below att is fighting to take over time warner now is the time att wants no negative press so go cwa fight and fight and fight and you watch ole randall will give in, not for all the jobs that we’re lost but he’ll meet somewhere in the middle to save face

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Carve-out: 1. General: Exception to a rule, severance from a unit, or a parallel or secondary agreement based on a primary agreement.

  1. Collective bargaining: Attempt by a subgroup of workers (already represented by one union) to establish a distinct identity as a separate group and be represented by another union.

It's my belief; the company followed the CBA to the letter. It's also my belief; the union is exploiting this for political gain.

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So the union should not be doing anything about the lay offs now? And because they are it is a joke?

I know some would like this to spin off in to an anti-union discussion but the fact is something at least is happening and now is a point of great leverage with the TW deal pending.

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Day late....dollar short. Where was the union when downloadbesttorrentblog.rus began in 2015? Where was the union when over 270 were laid off in my area last year? I look at the union move as nothing more than a publicity stunt to convince the rank and file they care. What a joke!

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