President's Reports


Submitted by Art Clemens, Local 7800 President


AT&T: We have no grievances to report at this time and we are still looking for Stewards. It would be great to get someone. I heard from one of the technicians that AT&T is hiring for U-verse technicians. I will clarify where and how to apply.

Avaya: There is nothing to report at this time.

DGM: DGM added a new employee last month. I spoke with management there and they are open to starting early bargaining in February 2018.

President’s report November 2017


AT&T> Nothing to report at this time.

Avaya> Avaya continues to do layoffs. I received another notice this week but none of the people affected were in our local.

DGM> There is a new hire and orientation will take place this week.

IATSE> We are still working on one grievance and trying to determine how to handle another problem that is not grievable.

Presidents Report June 2017



October President’s Report


IATSE> The bargaining team and the management at IATSE have come to an agreement and we have had two contract explanation meetings. The ballots have been mailed out and we will know by October 6th if the contract will be ratified or not. In the event that the contract does not pass we have also mailed out the strike authorization forms for a vote. The strike authorization ballots have not been counted yet and will only be counted if necessary.


President’s Report September 2017


AT&T:  Bargaining Council Meeting for locals with members covered by CWA/AT&T core contracts is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017. No one from Local 7800 is scheduled to attend.


Presidents Report July 2017


Things have been going good for the most part. We are still looking for more Stewards from every company and from every department. We would love it if 10 % or more of our Membership became Stewards. We still need people for all of our Committees and we need people to step up so we can get more done. I will be on vacation for a week and in my absence Karen Thompson and Terry Mitchell will be handling any problems that arise.

Our Brothers and Sisters in District 1 on the East Coast that work for Verizon are still on strike, for several weeks. To show our support we have been picketing Verizon store locations around the country and here in Washington State. There was a picket in Renton last week and one this week will be in Seattle. The time is 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The National has asked that we do this every Thursday untill our brothers and sisters get a contract.

We are preparing for bargaining with (IATSE) International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employee and Motion Picture Projectionists. They are one of the bargaining units that contract expires on June 30, 2016. We have met with the bargaining unit members and will be meeting again on Friday June 10, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Labor Temple in Seattle. We have sent out ballots for the unit to pick 2 members for the bargaining team- 1 full time and 1 part-time person, with back-ups for each position as well. In case one of the original team members has to be replaced for some reason.