Reminder for G. I. Jackson Scholarship Application Deadline


> Hello Local Presidents,
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> The deadline for the G. I. Jackson Scholarship is Friday February 28, 2015. 
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>  Please have all applications postmarked by Friday.
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> I have attached a copy of the application for you to give to a student in your local that may qualify for this education scholarship.
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> Have a great day.
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> Faye Wagner

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Richard Honeycutt for CWA District 3 Vice-President

> Candidate’s campaign literature:
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> Brothers and Sisters,
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> I want to follow up my first letter with a message of great optimism for the Future of all District Three members:  Your Future, Our Future, and the Future of generations to come!  I have had the privilege of speaking with many Local leaders since declaring my intentions of running for our District 3 Vice-President.  I appreciate the valued opportunities to discuss my vision and I am eager to share my ideas with others as well.  I am looking forward to meeting with all of you during our upcoming District Meeting. 
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> I use the word “optimism” because of the overwhelming positive response I received after announcing my candidacy.  Members are telling me that they have been looking for someone like me to lead our District into the future.  Everyone understands we are in rapidly changing times whether it is technologically, politically or financially.   These changes will continuously pose struggles for all of us no matter which entity we represent.    Members are expressing confidence in my ability to directly relate to and understand the issues we are faced with every day.  As a Local leader I have first-hand experience dealing directly with a major corporation.  Therefore, I am confident as your next District Vice-President, I have the skills needed to represent all entities on a corporate level effectively.
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> While speaking with some of you there have been questions about my experience and how I intend to use it to benefit our District.  These are important questions and I would like to share some of my insight.  On a Local level I understand the dynamics and many facets associated with a call center environment.  Unfortunately, AT&T closed the Collections Call Center in my area leaving several members in extremely difficult circumstances.  I assisted members with efforts to continue their careers by acquiring necessary training and potential new job assignments during that time.   Recently our Local has had the added responsibilities of an AT&T Data Center.   Our Local also represents Mobility so I deal with the same obstacles many of you face on a daily basis.  I have experienced two other Locals merging with our Local and can relate to concerns and anticipations that surround that type of change.  In my present work field I have acquired invaluable knowledge of the newest technology and what impacts future technological changes will have on our District.  These things alone do not make me all knowing of every aspect and all issues within District Three.  However, I feel confident my experience has prepared me with the knowledge needed to meet the challenges of our District head-on.
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> While considering my experience I would like to ask everyone to not focus solely on the amount of years I have.  I want to encourage everyone to look closely at the quality of my time and how it can benefit our District.  More important than the length of time is the track record that corresponds with that time.  What has a person been able to accomplish during that time?  Do they offer experience that is relevant in today’s rapidly changing world?  In my previous letter I spoke of some accomplishments in my personal life that have helped shape me into who I am today.  Those accomplishments have also given me the experience that will directly translate in my ability to lead District Three.  My track record as a Union officer shows I am a leader and I have accomplished a lot during that period of time.  I am currently serving my fifth unopposed term as a Local President.  I have gained enough experience during that time that the State of North Carolina chose to elect me as our State representative for AT&T bargaining in 2009.  The bargaining session lasted approximately eight months, which placed me in a position to deal directly with a company, in this case AT&T.  I consider the lessons learned while participating in these negotiations as invaluable.  During that time I was exposed to the inner workings of CWA at the District and National level, the bargaining process, and the challenges that we face trying to negotiate a contract with such a large corporation.  In 2009, we experienced a lot of turmoil in our District and while in bargaining. I had a front row seat to all of it.  I was able to see things that were done correctly and incorrectly by all parties involved.  I was able to learn from this experience and know I will be able to apply these lessons as we move forward into future bargaining.  One thing I took away from bargaining is our need to convert archived bargaining notes for all contracts, MOA’s and agreements to a digital format.  This will allow for easier access during and after bargaining sessions. 
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> In 2012, Delegates of District Three elected me to serve on the Defense Fund Oversight Committee. The experience I have gained from serving on the DFOC has provided me a wealth of knowledge to effectively conduct business on behalf of our District with peers at the National level.  I have also observed how other Districts utilize funding to support and grow their memberships.  This experience has enabled me to see where we have opportunities to improve in various areas within our District. 
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> In saying all of this, I want to stress the three key points of experience that I will bring as your Vice-President.  First and foremost, as a Local officer, I fully understand the issues we face within CWA at this time.  Secondly, I am a bargained for employee working under a current contract.  I see firsthand what impact bargaining has on all District Three members working under a bargained contract.  The third key point comes from my experience in working with CWA leaders at the National level and understanding the operational side of our Great Union.  I have personally been involved with endeavors at this level through my service on the DFOC.   Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to...

Fwd: 2015 Selection Activity Reports


> ***This email has been sent to AT&T SE Local Presidents, District 3 Staff & their Secretaries.***
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> Attached are the AT&T Southeast Non-Management Wireline reports for JANUARY 2015:
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> 1.  BellSouth Telecommunications (BST) and BellSouth Billing (BBI) Selection Activity Reports
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> 2.  AT&T Southeast Job Ad Report
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> In Unity,
> Thelma Dunlap
> Administrative Director to the VP
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Contract Demands

Here are some more contract Demands that members want support on. Please print out and sign and support your fellow workers.

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Final Agenda - CWA 2015 District 3 Meeting March 8-10, 2015 - Myrtle Beach, South Carollina

> **This message is being sent to All District 3 Local Presidents and District 3 Staff and Secretaries**
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> Attached please find the final agenda for the upcoming CWA District 3 Meeting in March.
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> If you have processed your credentials online but have not yet returned the signed credentials and registration fee to the attention of Mary Moran here at the District 3 Office, please do so as soon as possible.
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> Thanking you in advance and looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.
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> In Unity,
> Betty Witte
> Administrative Director

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