Local 7803

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16328 Renton-Issaquah Rd.
Renton, WA 98059
425-204-8495

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General Membership Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the last month of each quarter (ie. March, June, September and December) at 6:30 p.m.

E-Board Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Stewards Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of even numbered months at 5:30 p.m.

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CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining

March 15, 2017 – Bargaining Report #28

March 16, 2017

Bargaining continued today with the Union passing proposals for substantial wage improvements, better commissions, improved transfer language and job security improvements. Aside from passing proposals, we continue to discuss all issues important to our members every time we meet with the company. As we have stated before, the dialogue has improved at times and small improvements have been made. However, when the most important issues come up, the company stands firm on their greedy demands. We will continue to demand better pay, better treatment, job security, training and everything necessary for the members to share in the continued growth and success of this company.

We remain committed to bargain as long as it takes to get a fair contract and with a unified and mobilized membership standing strong with us, we will win!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #27

March 13, 2017

The Union passed proposals on more title upgrades, fair treatment in the Team Colors program, improved safety language for techs and warehouse workers, increased tuition reimbursement and changes to the Manager in 60 program that would make it fair and more inclusive.

Today the company had members of their commission team on a conference call to clarify many issues the Union has with the company’s unfair and greedy commission plan. The improved dialogue goes right out the window when we address the greediness of AT&T. The Company continues to stand by their greedy commission policies and they believe it’s a good thing to cut people’s compensation even as their profits continue to soar. Randall Stephenson’s pay rose 13% last year to nearly 30 million dollars, but the company continues to cut commissions and outsource jobs. We are in for a long fight!! Stay mobilized, stay unified and together we will win!!.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 11, 2017 – Bargaining Report #26

March 13, 2017

Bargaining resumed today with positive dialogue, and there has been some movement at the table, but we can’t stress enough that we remain far apart. We spoke about issues affecting every group today and told the company we remain committed to the issues our members highlighted as most important in the bargaining surveys.

The Company passed some language in regards to RSC pay treatment for transfers and Network rebalances. The language needs improvement but the Company is clearly hearing our concerns.

Mobilization remains a key part of this process and we are strengthened by what you are doing in the field. The Bargaining Team thanks you for the overwhelming participation in activities this past week. Keep up the fight!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 5, 2017 – Bargaining Report #23

March 7, 2017

The Union and Company resumed bargaining today and again the dialogue was productive. While we must stress that we remain extremely far apart, the last couple days have been encouraging. The Union continued to outline several job titles which have had responsibilities increased and deserve upgrades in title and pay.

The Company passed a Benefits proposal which was a small improvement but something we can build on. They also passed a counter on safety which is an improvement to the current contract language but still needs some work.

There is still a very long way to go but, with the continued support of a mobilized and unified membership, we will get what we deserve!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 4, 2017 – Bargaining Report #22

March 7, 2017

Bargaining resumed today and, for the first time in a while, there was some meaningful dialogue. While we remain extremely far apart, the tone was a little different today. The Union passed more title upgrade language and had extensive discussions around the Company asking people to do more work without adding to their compensation or upgrading their titles.

The Company gave counter proposals on Union-Company Relationship and Force Adjustment. While neither proposal is what we are looking for, the language was starting to move in the right direction. We also broke off into a small off the record group to discuss some issues affecting the network and supply groups. Hopefully today will set a trend of increased dialogue, however, we need all members to stay mobilized and keep up the fight!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 2, 2017 – Bargaining Report #21

March 2, 2017

Bargaining resumed today, and the Company continued their appalling behavior. The Bargaining team reiterated that our members need better benefits, wages, working conditions and job security. We pointed out that our concerns are more important than ever because the Company, despite their huge profits, still wants to outsource and downsize good union jobs. The Bargaining Team told them we will continue bargaining as long as it takes to get the contract you deserve.

Other than a brief demonstration of the Cricket commission plan, the Company had no proposals for the Union today and did not respond to any of the multiple proposals we passed yesterday. Bargaining will resume tomorrow. We need all our members unified and mobilized to let the company know we will not accept less than we deserve!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 1, 2017 – Bargaining Report #20

March 2, 2017

The Bargaining team met with the Company today for an extended period. First, we put on a presentation on commissions and how they have been diminished even as AT&T’s profits soar. The presentation was met with silence that spoke volumes. The Company couldn’t figure out a way to justify their greed, so they said nothing. The Union also made proposals for improved monitoring language for Call Center and Retail workers.

Several proposals were made by the Union for title/pay upgrades to make sure that our members who are being asked to do more are compensated for it.

The Company took all our information and proposals and had nothing new to offer us. The Company continues to stall, delay and make no meaningful movement at the table. We need our members to stay mobilized and let the company know we will keep fighting until we get a fair contract.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 15, 2017 – Bargaining Report #18

February 16, 2017

The Union and company remain miles apart on all major issues. The company continues to make greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits. The Union will not accept these demands and the discussions have become more contentious over the last several days. The Union is here to get a fair contract, and with the continued backing of the membership, we will win!

The Union and company agreed today to a brief “cooling-off” period, so we can comb through the piles of data received from the company. We will reconvene within the next two weeks. This is a chance for the membership to ramp up mobilization and show the company when they get back to the table, they need to bargain a fair contract! Thank you for your continued support. Stay mobilized, stay unified and stay ANGRY!!

As we continue to fight for good jobs, please encourage co-workers, family and friends to visit our website: http://www.goodjobsatt.org

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 14, 2017 – Bargaining Report #17

February 17, 2017

The Union and the Company met today and the Company opened the meeting by outright rejecting many of our proposals including Job Security and also continued to state that they have no interest in bargaining commissions for Retail Stores, Cricket Stores and Tele-sales employees. They rejected our Benefit proposal and continue to demand that employees pay about one third of the cost of their healthcare. They rejected our Absence proposal and continue to demand additional “wait days” before being paid.

The Union continues to demand the end to their unfair, unjust attendance policy. There was no love shown by this GREEDY Corporation on this Valentine’s Day for their employees who have built this Company into what it is today. Our membership is the reason why this is a profitable Company, not the inadequate managers they have on the payroll.

Your Bargaining Team informed the Company that there will be NO agreement reached in this round of bargaining without our key issues being addressed. We will be here as long as it takes and do whatever it takes to ensure those issues are cared for. Continue to scale up your mobilization efforts to let AT&T Mobility know we are all in this together! If you haven’t gotten involved up to this point, STAND UP and GET INVOLVED! It’s YOUR future we are fighting for.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #16

February 14, 2017

The Union and the Company met today and the Union passed proposals on job security, vacations, absence, transfer language, exchange time, holidays, benefits and basis of compensation.

Heated and contentious discussions occurred surrounding the Union’s notice to the Company of our intent to bargain commissions and the Company’s unwillingness to give up their flexibility to change it when their greed suits them. Your bargaining team has placed this Company on notice that we will be here as long as it takes and that our membership has driven this agenda and we will not waiver. The line has been drawn in the sand and we are not going anywhere until we achieve our goal of bringing back a fair contract for the membership.

Continue your mobilization efforts and let your voices be heard to management that you are on the same side of that line as your bargaining team. Your bargaining team has been energized by the show of support and solidarity displayed through this past weekend’s mobilizations, rallies, practice pickets and job actions. Scale it up!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 11, 2017 – Bargaining Report #15

February 13, 2017

The Union and company remain very far apart on all issues important to our members. The Bargaining Team is not here to settle, we are here to fight and we feel energized by all the mobilization we see across the Orange Contract footprint. AT&T is greedy and their proposals are unfair and appalling.

We met with the company today and signed a temporary contract extension, so all the provisions of the contract remain intact while we continue to bargain.

While this is the best scenario for our members at this time, this extension still allows the Union to call a strike by giving 72 hours’ notice to the Company of a cancellation of the extension. We stress to you that we hear your concerns and we will bargain as long as it takes to get a fair contract! AT&T needs to remain on notice that the membership is mobilized, unified and pissed off! You deserve better and we are here to make sure you get it!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 08, 2017 – Bargaining Report #13

February 9, 2017

Bargaining resumed today and the Union passed proposals on absence, benefits, job security and other language to protect our members and improve your working conditions! We had heated discussions today and made it clear that job security and improved work conditions are the only path to an agreement. So far, we have made proposals related to wages, benefits, flexible time off, over time, call out pay, on-call pay, weekend differential, commissions and more.

The company, however, has made only a handful of proposals and they are mostly concessionary. On top of their concessionary proposals, they continue to stall on giving the Union some of the information we have requested. The company is not only greedy, they are stalling and making no effort to get a contract by expiration. There are rallies happening throughout the Orange contract footprint over the next few days, everyone should be there and let the company know you demand a good contract and will do whatever it takes to get it!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 06, 2017 – Bargaining Report #12

February 6, 2017

The Union and company resumed bargaining today with both sides having multiple clarifying questions. As stated in the last bargaining report, the Union passed language last Saturday on multiple major issues. The company, as expected, had multiple questions about our proposals. Our proposals are fair and reasonable but the company is too greedy to accept anything that would help our members, their employees.

The Union had many questions after reviewing data the company provided related to the technicians and call centers. The company has trouble providing information when it’s to improve working conditions for their employees but no trouble when it’s used for discipline or negative impacts. We still have outstanding data requests for retail, network and call center workers. Stay mobilized and stay angry!! Bargaining resumes tomorrow.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 03, 2017 – Bargaining Report #10

February 3, 2017

The Bargaining Team met with the company today and received a demonstration of the call monitoring system used in our call centers. As ususal, the demonstration created more questions than it answered. The amount of monitoring our call center members are subjected to creates a high stress environment and we are working on language to improve the working conditions at the call centers.

We also made it very clear to the company that we had no interest in their greedy and offensive benefits proposal or taking away pensions for new hires. We remain focused on all the issues important to our members, and bargaining will resume tomorrow.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



February 02, 2017 – Bargaining Report #9

February 2, 2017

The Company finally supplied the Union with a huge amount of data related to Call Center monitoring. While we did not meet with the Company today, the Bargaining Team spent most the day analyzing the data received and formulating our proposals. We are scheduled to reconvene with the Company tomorrow. The Bargaining Team will be getting a demonstration of the call monitoring system. Call monitoring is a significant issue because of the stress and discipline associated with it in our Call Centers. The Bargaining Team remains committed to address all the important issues facing our members.
We will join everyone tonight on the Town Hall call at 8 PM EST. We will begin calling people who registered shortly before 8 PM. If you have not registered or do not receive a call, you can dial in on 1-855-269-4485.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



February 1, 2017 – Bargaining Report #8

February 2, 2017

With Groundhog Day rapidly approaching, the Bargaining Team saw a lot of the same old nonsense from greedy AT&T. The company continues to fill information requests at a snail’s pace and large portions of pertinent data are missing! This is a classic stall tactic and we believe they are so embarrassed by their own actions and behaviors that they don’t want to pass the information!

The Union will not tolerate the company’s tactics. We spent the day huddled with our legal team combing through the data we already received and planning our next moves! AT&T’s greed is on full display at bargaining and their hostility towards their employees is appalling. Mobilization will be accelerating leading up to contract expiration. The Bargaining Committee continues to focus on job security, wages and better benefits! We need all members covered under the Orange Contract- MOBILIZED, UNIFIED and ANGRY!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



January 30, 2017 – Bargaining Report #6

February 1, 2017

AT&T wasted no time showing how greedy they are and how little they care about their employees. Since bargaining began, they have done nothing but demand givebacks and attack worker’s benefits. The company wants to eliminate pensions for all new hires and in 2021 they want all bargained for employees to pay 32% of their medical benefits. AT&T’s greed did not stop there, they want to reduce employees sick time to just FIVE days per year while increasing wait time to up to 3 days! AT&T is in the TOP 10 on the Fortune 500 list but continues to try and take more and more from the employees that built the company! We will not let them!

The Bargaining Committee is still waiting for several information requests to be filled by the Company. They are probably so ashamed of their own horrible and greedy behavior that they are embarrassed to share the information with us. We are in this fight to win and with your support we will win! Stay mobilized, stay united and GET PISSED OFF!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



AT&T Members Only Sign Up Form

December 21, 2016

We now have a google form which our stewards and activists should start using to get names, cells, contacts for AT&T Mobility members in stores, call centers and for techs.



CWAers Jam Phone Lines On Capitol Hill with TPP Calls

September 15, 2016

Read more from National CWA Newsletter



Upcoming AT&T Orange Bargaining Proposals

August 18, 2016

Please add your Upcoming AT&T Orange Bargaining proposals here. For AT&T members only.



AT&T Mobility Bargaining Update

August 4, 2016

CWA's Mobility National Benefits Bargaining Committee reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering health care and other benefits for 42,000 workers.

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said CWA "accomplished our main goal, which was to put health care benefits bargaining back in the regional bargaining agreement process and to make health care affordable for all Mobility workers."

An earlier agreement was voted down last month, and continued negotiations resulted in the tentative proposal that is being provided to the membership for a ratification vote.

Among the highlights of the new proposed agreement:

  • Reduced premium costs for 20,000 employees hired after 2014.
  • Employees with dependent children and no covered spouse will pay lower rates under a new 4-tier contribution structure.
  • Employees in Puerto Rico will be able to take advantage of popular HMO plans with much lower contribution rates.
  • A new "Option 2" plan will be introduced with lower premium costs.

Our local will be sending ballots out to the members. Voting will be over August 30, 2016.



Thank You Everyone For a Great Tournament

June 1, 2016
CWA Golf Tournament image

Local 7803 would like to send a hearty thank you to all our golfers, hole sponsors and raffle prize donors!

Hole sponsors:
Brenda Roberts
Doofers Bar and Grill

Raffle prize donors:
Russ Lichty – Nettworth Financial
The Sports Page bar in Auburn
Sounders
The Rock – Renton Landing
Sunrise Dental
Pacific Dental Alliance
The Ram – Kent Station
Potbelly – Renton Landing|
Top Pot Donuts – Renton Landing


COPE iPad Mini Winner

January 3, 2016
ATT Mobility Training

Congratulations to Jelena Yuen with ATT for winning the iPad Mini in a drawing out of people who were new or increased contributors to CWA's political action fund COPE.


Opinion and Award- 49th hour Arbitration- Union Wins!

November 18, 2015

An arbitration hearing was conducted in Denver, CO on September 23-24, 2015. The issue before the arbitrator was:

Did the Employer violate Section 4.5 of the 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement in how it compensated employees at the premium rate for each overtime hour worked after working 49 hours in a calendar week? If so, what is the appropriate remedy?

The Union prevailed in this arbitration. The Arbitrator found that the Employer violated Section 4.5 of the 2012 collective bargaining agreement by failing to pay employees at the appropriate premium rate for each overtime hour worked, after working forty-nine (49) hours through fifty-five (55) hours in a calendar week.

Attached is the opinion and award.


Christmas Meeting/By-Law Change

October 16, 2015

Date: 12/10/15
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Renton Local 7803
16328 SE Renton-Issaquah Rd, Renton Wa 98059

This will be our yearly Christmas meeting as well as a vote to change the bylaws in Article VIII – Local Meetings, from the second Thursday of each even month to quarterly meetings. Please join us.

Mandi Parrott


AT&T Store Meetings

July 24, 2015

Many ATT retail employees are unsure which meetings they are required to attend. ATT has released a statement regarding what the company considers appropriate scheduling requirements for meetings. The requirements for store meetings are different than market or DOS meetings.

Managers may not schedule anyone to come to a store meeting if the meeting occurs on the 6th day of the employees work week. Managers may not schedule split shifts for meetings. Managers may not require an employee attend who has been previously scheduled for vacation/PTO (the employee may volunteer).

Market/ARSM/DOS meetings (once a month) may not schedule an employee on the 6th day of the employees work week. They may schedule split shifts for these meetings. They may not require attendance if the employee has previously been approved for vacation/PTO (the employee may attend voluntarily).

Contact the local union if your store is not following these guidelines.

Deborah Goulet


Thank You for a Great Golf Tournament!

June 11, 2015

Local 7803 would like to thank everyone who participated in our 10th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Thank you to all the golfers, and the volunteers who made it possible. We would also like to thank the Hole Sponsors: Jerseys Bar and Grill, Seahawkers Booster Club and Nisqually Markets. We would also like to thank the raffle prize donors: Ail/Shannon Bennett, Nettworth Financial/Russ Lichty, Sunrise Dental/Mike Williams, Pacific Dental/Cory Edwards, Joan Stewart, Kent AMC Movie Theatre, Kent Station Ram, The Sports Page, Debbie Skelton/Mary Kay consultant, Schafers Bar and Grill and Dixon Golf. With your generous help, we raised over $3,000 to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation!

Mandi Parrott


AT&T Attendance

June 4, 2015

The ATT attendance policy has changed this year. The new policy allows 8 points to termination; the old policy allowed 7. Attendance points expire one year after they are accrued, the old policy expired the points at 6 months. Employees now receive one point for each day they are absent; the old policy allowed one point per occurrence. The new policy has points on discipline drop off when they expire in the twelfth month; the old policy had the points expire at 3 months for counseling and 180 days for written. Under the new policy the discipline step drops off as the points drop below the discipline threshold, so if we are not careful we could stay in a state of perpetual discipline.

The CWA does not agree with the changes in policy. The CWA is negotiating the attendance policy changes with the company.

If you feel you have received a point in error, it is best to address it right away. Everyone will have issues that arise that cause absences and tardiness, we don't want to waste our points. The points are not there for days we don't feel like going into work; they are available for emergencies.

Deborah Goulet


AT&T Mobility Training

May 14, 2015
ATT Mobility Training

Thanks to all the ATT mobility employees who came to our unity@mobility training. We took a moment to put mobilizing into practice and donned medical masks to show solidarity against the new ATT attendance policy.


Time To Sign Up for Our 10th Annual Golf Tournament

March 18, 2015
Hit the links, Join the fight

May 31st, 2015: Come out and play golf with your friends, family and co-workers. Build your foursome now! Have a great time and help a worthy charity! Members, Family and Friends of Local 7803 are all invited! ENTRY FORM


An essay from Carter (Horn) Nickelson

March 11, 2015

Labor unions and the labor movement have had a profound impact on my family’s lives, thus greatly influencing my own. My first exposure to the principle of labor unions came from my great-grandfather, who was a member of the Teamsters Union in New York City. He was the first of many members of my family to play a part in the labor movement. My great-grandpa’s son-in-law, my grandfather, also began his union membership in New York, working with the Bell system. He would eventually move to Washington and take up membership with the Communications Workers of America. I grew up hearing about the rich history of my family members walking the picket line with fellow union members over issues such as insurance for their families, retirement benefits, and – most importantly – safe working conditions; concerns of not only local laborers, but the entire nation of working class Americans. I’ve seen pictures of my mom holding up picket signs with my grandpa when she was but 10 years old.

My family’s history of union involvement has continued with my own mother, who works as a teacher. I witnessed first-hand the impact that unions can have in the laborers’ lives when there was a harassment situation involving one of my mom’s supervisors. The teachers’ union immediately intervened on my mom’s behalf and the incident was swiftly and effectively resolved. To a very large degree, we have unions, past and present, to thank for safe and healthy working conditions for so many Americans.

I plan to double major in mathematics and either engineering or physics in college.

Carter Nickelson is the grandson of Ken Horn. Ken is a retiree of CenturyLink and was President of CWA Local 7803 for many years.

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

February 5, 2015

Local 7803 would like to congratulate John Lucas who has retired after over 20 years at Coal Creek Water District!


Services for Ron Ankarberg's wife Janene

January 29, 2015

The officers of Local 7803 extend their deepest condolences for the loss of Janene Ankarberg, the wife of longtime member Ron Ankarberg. Janene's service will be held on February 7th, from 11am to 1pm at the Park Founders Lodge; 22020 Cliff Ave S, Des Moines WA. All are welcome to attend.


CenturyLink CWA Logo Uniform Patches

January 16, 2015
Summary of the Q-011 letter

During 2012 bargaining with CenturyLink, CWA agreed to a Company proposal that would make uniforms for customer facing employees mandatory. In exchange the Union bargained for a CWA patch to be placed on the uniform.

By putting the the patch on the uniform, the customers our members serve will be able to recognize that their service is being provided by a trained professional Union member

An online order form is posted on the CWA District 7 website, or Click Here. Members wishing to order the patches can complete the form and the patches with be mailed directly to them at thier home address.

The Union patch is the CWA logo and should go on the right upper arm/sleeve of the uniform shirts.

To read the full text of the Q-011 letter, click here.

CenturyLink Attendance Policy

January 8, 2015

The attendance policy in the contract (Article 12) states 1 to 2 years; 3 days replacement after 2 day wait. 2 to 5 years; 6 days replacement 1 day wait. 5 to 10 years; 6 days replacement. 10 to 20 years receive 7 days wage replacement per calendar year, and 20 years or more receive 8 days wage replacement per calendar year.

Keep in mind the company still enforces the 5 and 8. So if you have 4 occurrences and 8 days you will need to wait until days drop off to stay in good standing with the attendance policy, or you can be placed on a written warning.

In the contract there is a new option you may choose to use, which is Article 12.2. All ill time must be exhausted before you can use any personal or vacation days. In this section, Employees may use up to 3 days vacation or personal days in place of ill time and this will not count towards their attendance record as long as it does not occur on a Monday, or the last day following an authorized holiday or designated personal day. All personal days must be exhausted prior to using vacation.

However when an employee chooses to use this option, it is their responsibility to inform their manager at the time of calling out that they are using personal or vacation time in place of ill time.

Taking ill time the day before or after a holiday will result in not being paid for the holiday.



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