Presidents Report November 2019

We have a lot going on right now and I want to thank all the stewards and officers for their hard work. We a few more people interested in being Stewards,  so I am trying to plan another steward class before the end of the year. I am hoping to have a reversing runaway inequality class soon as well. The local just had its financial audit and we are doing pretty good.


AT&T> The company has hired 4 new people, and everything seems to be going well. We are hoping to have printed copies of the new contract soon.


Avaya> Nothing to report currently at this time.


CenturyLink> I have been working with the company on getting through all the vacation allotments. There has been an issue in assignment, but I am working on that. It’s almost time for local agreements, so let your steward know what is important to you.


DGM> Nothing to report at this time.


IATSE> We are well into bargaining and have some tentative agreements on sections, but still have a long way to go.


MV> We are well into the bid and most things are going well. MV is currently hiring so if you know anyone that wants a driving job send them out to Redmond. Some new routes are soon to be added and some routes will be changed. We are committed to making sure there is no loss of pay to anyone due to changes between bid cycles.


Remember, it is getting darker earlier and the roads are getting wetter as the year goes on. Please be safe out there. If driving is part of your job remember you are a union driver and that means being better and safer than most people on the road. Do not be in a hurry and look out for the fools out there.


In Solidarity,

Art Clemens