Dear Middle TN Brothers & Sisters,
Our CWA members in Middle Tennessee need your help protecting their jobs! Please join them at any of the meetings below as they speak out against a proposed ordinance that is going before the Metro Council in the near future.
TODAY (August 2nd) at the Metro Courthouse (First reading of the ordinance…council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., arrive around 5 p.m.)
Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th (Committee meetings where the ordinance will be discussed…MORE DETAILS COMING ON THIS!)
Tuesday, August 16th (First vote on the ordinance at Metro Council Meeting)
Tuesday, September 6th (Final vote/reading before the Metro Council)
If you have any questions or would like more specifics on the ordinance, please contact Pam Donnaud (email@example.com) or Debbie Sisco (firstname.lastname@example.org) with CWA Local 3808.
CWA needs as many people wearing red shirts as possible to show up at the Metro Council Chambers at the Metro Courthouse tomorrow evening at 5:45. We will be there in response to Google Fiber’s request to bypass AT&T when it comes to moving our facilities to make room for theirs. This takes work from our engineers as well as our technicians, not to mention if they take service down in the process; it makes AT&T look bad to our customers. Kathy Sager is the Legislative State Representative for AT&T and she requests warm bodies in red. The people that come out do not have to all be employees to show their support. There is parking at the courthouse and the address is One Public Square, Suite 204. Hope to see you there. Please contact me with any questions and spread the word.There will be another meeting we need you for on August 16th as well.
AT&T management has recently begun instructing our members to ignore the call before you dig laws and to bore under sidewalks, without securing locates. This is of particular concern to us, as the health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance. Additionally, we will not tolerate any company requesting that our members break the law in order to increase production. The call before you dig laws are different in each state throughout the District.
Go to the following link to file an OSHA complaint form, include direct order to dig hole without calling 811(violating TN law) and identify location and manager.
As we prepare for DirecTV contract negotiations, an important first step is identifying the workplace issues that our members want us to address at the bargaining table. This online bargaining survey will give our members the opportunity to ensure that their voices are heard.