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December 20, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #19

CWA District 6 and your CWA Bargaining Committee wanted to make sure our members of Local 6218 are up to date on the latest news regarding the negotiating between CWA and Consolidated Communications.

December 19, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #18

After the last bargaining session on November 13, 2019, the Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) agreed on two days, December 17 & 18, 2019, to continue negotiations on the contract which expired on October 16, 2019.

November 22, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas-Century Link Bargaining Report #11

Your CWA Bargaining Committee and Century Link of Texas met Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and Thursday, November 21, 2019 as we continued our intense discussions with the Company fighting to protect and improve our 2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement which had expired September 30, 2019. The Company wanted too many give backs but your Bargaining Committee stood strong and would not give up fighting for our members.

November 15, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #16

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The Company advised us multiple times during the day that they needed additional time to respond to the Union’s RFI (Request for Information), at which point they finally got back to us, at 5:00 pm, regarding the response to the RFI.

November 15, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #17

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

October 30, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #15

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee met with the Company and continued asking questions regarding Healthcare costs and Life Insurance.

October 28, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #14

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Thursday, October 24, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee met with the Company and asked the Company for their response on the counter proposals we put on the table the day before.

October 28, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #13

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee presented and discussed counter proposals with the Company.

October 23, 2019

CWA District 6 Endorses Jessica Cisneros for Congress

CWA District 6 is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democrat Jessica Cisneros for Congress in her run to defeat Texas 28th District incumbent Congressman Henry Cuellar in 2020.

October 22, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #12

This is to advise that contract negotiations will resume tomorrow morning, October 23, 2019. Additionally ...

October 17, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #11

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Company multiple times to discuss the issues on the table.

October 16, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #10

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee and District 6 Leaders were very upset that the Company did not make it to the bargaining session on Monday, October 14, 2019 as committed.

October 16, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #9

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Friday, October 11, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee made it clear to the Company that we needed to reach a Tentative Agreement by October 15, 2019.

October 16, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #8

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Thursday, October 10, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee continued our tough discussions and expressed to the Company that we do not want any regressions on our contract.

October 10, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #7

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee continued discussions with the Company on all Union and Company proposals and counter proposals on the table.

October 10, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #6

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Thursday, October 3, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee passed additional counter proposals to the Company and discussed the need to improve the current CBA.

October 10, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #5

The Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiations Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee continued to ask the Company multiple questions to confirm what the intent was regarding their proposals.

October 4, 2019

CenturyLink Texas - CWA Vice President District 6 Letter to Members

CenturyLink Texas - CWA Vice President District 6 Letter to Members

October 2, 2019

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company Bargaining Report #4

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Union and Consolidated Communications of Texas (Lufkin/Conroe) continued negotiation of the proposals on the table.

October 1, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas – Century Link Bargaining Report #10

October 1, 2019
(1:23 AM)

The parties resumed contract negotiations Monday morning and continued working beyond the midnight expiration of the 2016 Agreement.  This is to advise that, despite the tremendous efforts of your CWA Bargaining Committee, a tentative agreement on a successor contract has not been reached.  As such, we are working without a contract.  All employees should report to work as normal until otherwise notified. 

September 30, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas – Century Link Bargaining Report #9

The Union and Century Link of Texas met this weekend both Saturday, September 28th, and Sunday, September 29th, as we continued our intense discussions with the Company on their proposals as well as the proposals the Union presented. We continued to ask for additional information from the Company to better understand their proposals.

September 30, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas – Century Link Bargaining Report #8

The Union and Century Link of Texas met Friday, September 27, 2019. We continued our intense discussions on the Company’s retrogression proposals in great length. The Company made some movement but was still holding to their retrogression views.

September 27, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas – Century Link Bargaining Report #7

The Union and Century Link of Texas met Thursday, September 26, 2019. We continued our intense discussions on the Company’s retrogression proposals in great length. The Company was reminded again that we were not here to give up contractual language that protects our members.

September 27, 2019

Central Telephone Company of Texas - Century Link Bargaining Report #6

The Union and Century Link of Texas met Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and our discussions continued on protecting our members from retrogression proposals the Company would like to have in our CBA.