LOCAL 6143 - San Antonio, Texas

There will be an official meeting for both the Organizing & Political Committees this Wednesday, July 24th at the L6143 Union Hall.

The Organizing Committee Meeting will take place at 6pm & the Political Committee Meeting will take place at 7pm.
If you are on either Committee please make a plan to attend!

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7/22/2019

The Union met with Eric Staten of the Credit & Collections department regarding the memo that was sent out late last week regarding conformance and the need for bathroom breaks outside of your two scheduled fifteen minute breaks and your scheduled lunch.

First off the Union understands that the Center is struggling on confomance and it is one of the mertrics that is looked at when the Company makes decision to downsize and or close centers. Several of the employees in this office have come from previous Office closures so they get it. However, as I explained to Eric the Union will not sit back and allow the Company to deny bathroom breaks. This is a violation of Article 24 Health & Safety of our contract as well is against OSHA standards. If you are denied a bathroom break we need to know right away so a grievance can be filed.

If you are one of the ones taking extra times to make phone calls in the hallway, chat with your friends, etc. outside of your scheduled breaks and lunch, then please be aware the Company has advised us they are going to start to move to discipline to correct this behavior. In the end we understand the importance of keeping the doors open so anything you can do to help is much appreciated. 

Finally, we also discussed the ongoing interview process for the MST position. Though we left the meeting without telling Eric what we were going to do as I needed time to fully digest the situation and the history with this Temporary Title.

My Understanding is the employees who hold these temporary positions have held them for a long time, some for years. After fully looking at the situation we are under the belief this is a Unilateral change that was not discussed with the Union that will allow the Company to pick and choose who they want to hold these Temp positions. Senior Most Qualified has always been the business practice in the past and if the Company was to change this we believe this is Bargaining in bad faith as this was never discussed with the Union prior to the interviews and potential changes being made.
If the Company wants to implement a Interview process, I believe those whom hold these titles now should be Grandfathered and the new process would simply back fill the need to replace someone should there be an opening in the future through attrition.  
Finally, we will always attempt to resolve an issue before filing a grievance, however should the Company continue to follow the ongoing process, the Local will have no choice but to file a grievance on behalf of our members in this office, as well as board charge with the NLRB for making a unilateral change and bargaining in bad faith.

In Unity,

Billy

 

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To all CWA Local 6143 Members:

Please be advised effectice immediately, CWA Local 6143 has been placed into receivership. 

Any questions regarding member representation or other Union Business matters should be directed to Billy Moffett, Staff Representative. He can be reached at 210-224-6143.

Respectfully,

Billy Moffett, Temporary Administrator CWA Local 6143

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