A second Tentative agreement between CWA and Centurylink as been reached. For more info please go to www.cwadistrict7.org.
Ballots have been mailed to all members and must be post marked by October 23rd 2013.
the results must be reported to District 7 by friday, october 25 at 3:30 pm PST. The current contract remains in effect through Monday October 28th 2013.
A second Tentative agreement between CWA and Centurylink as been reached. For more info please go to www.cwadistrict7.org.
The tentative agreement between CWA and Centurylink Communications was not ratified.
The vote was 54% no
CWA district 7 will notify the company on Monday September 20, 2013, and request that the two sides return to the bargaining table. Once the company is formally notified there is a mandatory 96 hour “cooling off” period. The current contract will remain in effect Till Thursday, October 3rd 2013.
In preperation for a possible strike, CWA Local 7804 will be re-mailing a picket duty assignments. Also the assignments will be posted on the union bulletin boards and handed out at the work locations next week.
This website will be updated as information becomes available or go to the CWA district 7 website.
CWA Local 7804 will be hold a contract explanation meeting on the proposed Centurylink/CWA tentative agreement. The meeting will be held at the Tacoma Teamsters Union hall. The address is 220 south 27th street, tacoma, wa. The meeting will start at 6pm sharp.
Head bargaining agent Reed Roberts and co chair Jay Boyle will be at the meeting. Please help spread the word so that each and every member can be in attendance.
After more thatn six weeks of negotiations, CWA and Centurylink still have major unresolved issues including healthcare, outsourcing, and contracting, preventing completion of a new Contract. Both sides have agreed to extend the current on a day to day basis in order to have more time to resolve the outstanding issues. Workers will remain on the job as long as the extension is in effect.
Despite centurylinks stated commitment to reach an agreement, they did not present major proposals until the last 72 hours, and with less than 24 hours left, CWA was still waiting for proposals on our major issues. We will not be rushed into accepting proposals that adversely affect our members and would negatively impact service to the centurylink customers who pay our wages. The committee is still at the table and will bargain on Sunday.
It takes All of Us!!!!
The next Membership meeting is Tuesday, June 26th at the Round Table Pizza on South Hosmer at 6:00pm. CWA Local 7804 will be accepting all bargaining proposal submitted by the rank and file membership for the upcoming contract bargaining with Centurylink. All proposals should include the article and or language that the member would like to see changed or added.
All proposals submitted will be reviewed and read to the membership. The membership will then vote on the top 5 proposals submittted, then the top 5 will be sent to the CWA Bargaining Team in Denver.
Please plan on attending so your voice is heard!! This is a critical part of the bargaining process, and lets your bargaining team know what is important to you. Again please try and make it!!!
Also we will be having a special guest, State Representative Candidate for the 29th District Ben Lawver. (The 29th district consists of University Place, South Tacoma, parts of Parkland and Lakewood.) Ben is a tireless advocate for working families and wanted to meet our membership, so come say Hello.
See You Tuesday the 26th!!!!!!
The Bargaining survey for 2012 CWA-Centurylink Bargaining is ready for members to participate. It’s time for members to give their input and let CWA know what’s important for The upcoming bargaining. Please go to www.cwadistrict7.org to participate. The survey will be conducted from may 15 to June 15 2012.
CWA Local 7804 is also accepting bargaining proposals starting may 15th. Please bring proposals to the June 26th membership meeting, please include articles and contract language to be added or changed in proposals. The June 26th membership meeting will be held at round table pizza on hosmer street at 6pm. We will discuss proposals and decide on the locals top 5 to be submitted to the district 7.
It takes all of us!!!
To get ready for 2012 Bairgaining, CWA Tacoma Local 7804 is looking for some folks to help get the word out as we get into bairgaining. We are looking for one or two Mobilization Captains per crew or work group. Captains would be contacted by your Local Mobilization Coordinator(Jake Williams) and then be expected to pass info onto thier crew or work group. If interested please contact Jake Williams at 253-370-3848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember our best chance for a good contract is to stick together and stay strong!!! In Solidarity, Jake
I would like to welcome everybody to the first 2012 Centurylink Mobilization message on our website. If you are looking here because you frequent the website, FANTASTIC!!!! If you are here looking here because of an email or test message I sent you, even better. As Mobilization/Bargaining updates come down the pipe, I will be directing the membership here by text message or email. If you would like to be added to the Mobilization email/texting list just text me at 253-370-3848 or email me at email@example.com.
To help guarantee success at the bargaining table, an intensive mobilization program has been designed by CWA, to put the grassroots membership of our Union directly into the bargaining process. It reaches into every job site and work group to tap the energy, inventiveness, intelligence, and collective power of the members of CWA.
When we mobilize, we are strengthening our Union so that we can more effectively bargain, organize and build our community and political action programs for years to come.
Mobilization is a return to basics. The techniques of one-on-one, worker-to-worker, unit-by-unit organizing built CWA more than 70 years ago.
We are a MOVEMENT, not merely an organization. CWA is its people. It is only as strong and successful as its members are united and actively supportive. Its future is only as positive as the resolve and spirt of its rank and file.
As of right now there is not much to report, but we have to start somewhere so here is the tentative timeline for bargaining:
May 15th to May 31st 2012- Bargaining survey on line(Details on how to participate to be made available soon)
June 15 2012- bargaining survey results are in
July 2nd to 6th 2012- Locals submit bargaining proposals
August 13 2012- Strike authorization ballots are mailed to the membership.(It is very important that everyone mails thier ballots back!!!!)
August 15 2012- bargaining begins
August 28 2012- Strike authorization results are due to CWA District 7
October 6 2012- CONTRACT EXPIRES!!!!!!!!!
As we move along in this process, members will be directed here for mobilization updates, and mobilization activities that we hope the entire membership will participate.
It is critical that we stick together through this bargaining. This could be the most important contract to all of us. If we work together I believe nothing can stop us!!! Remember our strength is in the numbers, lets stick together and get a contract that is fair and helps provide for our families for many years to come!!!
In solidarity, Jake Williams CWA Local 7804 Mobilization Coordinator
Communication Workers of America Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2745
AFL-CIO, CLC 303-770-2822-Phone 303-793-7927-Fax
VIA E-MAIL Q-004
January 3, 2012
TO: All District 7 Locals Representing Legacy Qwest Employees
FROM: Reed Roberts, Assistant to the Vice President CWA District 7
RE: Conversion to SAP System
Attached is the notice we received of the conversion from PeopleSoft to the SAP system
for Payroll, HR, Finance and other functions that are being moved to the new
According to the notice, the Company will
maintain a few of the Legacy Qwest time reporting systems and some
organizations will be required to have employees input their time into the SAP
system. The notice states that the Training materials have been made available
to impacted employee groups and are also available on the Company’s intranet
site at the ERP/SAP Integration page. This page is available to employees on the
Intranet home page by selecting ERP/SAP Integration on the left side of the
Menu or by typing “ERP” or “SAP” in the browser.
We have made a request for these materials as well, since they have not as yet been
provided to this office by the employer.
The notice identifies those time reporting systems that will continue and those
that will change.
One of the changes is in regards to overtime payments. While there is no change in the
Company’s policy for employees to report their time in one-minute increments,
the payment of overtime will no longer be rounded as it had been with
PeopleSoft. This means all overtime will be paid in one-minute increments
instead of the previous practice of 0-4 minutes were rounded down while 5-9
minutes were rounded up to 10 minutes.
Also, since the wage schedules in the contract are established on a weekly basis, the
SAP system has the capability to carry out the calculation of the hourly wage
to the fifth decimal point, unlike the PeopleSoft system which calculated out
to the sixth decimal place. While seemingly mundane, to have used less would
have resulted in a loss of pay for almost one-third of the employees.
Direct Deposit and Paychecks – The Company’s biweekly
payroll finishes processing late Wednesday evening and employees with direct
deposit may see the deposit into their accounts as early as overnight Wednesday
into Thursday morning, depending on the employee’s banking institution and how
quickly they pull and post these deposits. Paychecks for those employees
who have not established direct deposit will be mailed Friday morning from Monroe,
Louisiana via the US Postal Service.
We have a number of concerns regarding this conversion to SAP. For example, can SAP
distinguish between a Regular Part-Time and a Seasonal Part-Time; or between a
part-time or an Incidental.
Copies of the information being circulated to the employees would be deeply
1801 California Street Room 4520
Denver, Colorado 80202
Office (303) 896-3767
FAX (303) 896-6930
Michael G. Lynch
Director – Labor Relations
January 2, 2012
Reed W. Roberts
Assistant to the Vice President
Communications Workers of America, District 7
8085 East Prentice Avenue
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-2745
RE: SAP SYSTEM CONVERSION CHANGES
There are a few changes with the conversion from PeopleSoft to the SAP system that I would like to make you aware of as Payroll, HR, Finance and other functions are moved to the new system.
– While the Company will maintain a few of the Legacy Qwest time reporting systems, some organizations will be required to have employees input their time into the SAP system. Training materials have been made available to impacted employee groups and are also available on the Company’s intranet site at the ERP/SAP Integration page. This page is available to employees on the Intranet home page by selecting ERP/SAP Integration on the left side of the Menu or by typing “ERP” or “SAP” in the browser.
|Below is a list of time reporting systems that will continue and those that will change.
New Time Entry System
|Time Entry Systems Not Changing
|Advantex, Auto Payroll, BMSe, SAP/CATS, ESS, IEX, NIBS, OIS,TECH TAD, TOTAL VIEW (employees), WFA
|Time Entry Systems that are Changing
|ATR, EZTime, EZTouch, EZWarp – U.S. Employees.
EZWarp – Contractors, EZWarp – India Employees
TES Feeder Admins, Time Feeder Admins
All time Entry and Payroll questions should be directed to the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 888-722-4372, select option 6, option 1, and then option 1.
– While there is no change in the Company’s policy for employees to report their time in one-minute increments, the payment of overtime will no longer be rounded as it had been with PeopleSoft. This means all overtime will be paid in one-minute increments instead of the previous practice of 0-4 minutes were rounded down while 5-9 minutes were rounded up to 10 minutes.
Hourly Wage Calculation
– Many of the wage schedules in the parties’ collective bargaining agreement are established on a weekly basis. The SAP system has the capability to carry out the calculation of the hourly wage to the fifth decimal point, unlike the PeopleSoft system which calculated out to the sixth decimal place.
Direct Deposit and Paychecks
– The Company’s biweekly payroll finishes processing late Wednesday evening and employees with direct deposit may see the deposit into their accounts as early as overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, depending on the employee’s banking institution and how quickly they pull and post these deposits. Paychecks for those employees who have not established direct deposit will be mailed Friday morning from Monroe, Louisiana via the US Postal Service.
Employee Self Service (ESS)
– Employee Self Service is the mechanism for employees to view their paycheck stub, as well as view other personal information. At this time, the majority of represented employees can only perform these tasks through a company computer and not from home via personal computers. Those employees who have remote access through Q.Access or via VPN access (both require SecurID tokens) can access ESS while away from company locations. Within the next several days, the Company will also establish a link for employees to view their previous paycheck stubs processed through PeopleSoft.