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March 13, 2015



As you all know, Bargaining with AT&T in Legacy T and AT&T Midwest began on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Legacy T contract expires at 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Legacy S contract (Midwest) contract expires at 11:59 pm

on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Your Local Officers and Chief Stewards/Executive Board Members unanimously recommended the following procedure for scheduling picket duty.

Beginning Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6am each member will be required to email Liz at [email protected] with the following information.

  • Your name

  • Your work location

  • Day you will be picketing in the order of your preference Sunday thru Saturday. The days you choose will be your responsibility each week. (You will be assigned based on your first 3 available choices submitted.

  • Time slot for each day chosen:

     6 am to Noon

     Noon to 6 pm

     6 pm to Midnight

     Midnight to 6 am 

Do you want to be a Picket Captain?


            Debbie Smith  123 Main Street, Any town, USA

            1st Choice        Thursday         noon to 6 pm

            2nd Choice       Wednesday     6pm to midnight

            3rd Choice        Saturday          6 am to noon

            4th Choice        Monday           6pm to midnight

            5th Choice        Sunday            noon to 6 pm

            6th Choice       Tuesday           6 am to noon

            7th Choice        Friday              6 pm to midnight

            I want to be a Picket Captain for Day____________ Time Slot _________

            Example:  Wednesday Noon to 6 pm.

In order to keep and maintain a strong picket line at all work locations, we need 3 on each shift including nights (if a 24 hour office).

I will be taking your requests on a first come, first served basis. That is why it is imperative you email me at [email protected] because the time and date will be stamped on your email. Last date to submit requests is Sunday, March 29, 2015 at midnight.  If you do not choose an assignment, you are agreeing to have your Executive Board assign your schedule  

Please keep in mind the hours you normally work and choose accordingly.
Pease notify me if any vacation time is scheduled after April 11, 2015.

ANY emails received BEFORE Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6am will be invalid.

As in the past, Local 4250 / CTU 16 picket assignments will be posted on all Local 4250 Union Boards as well as your Local 4250 website on Monday, April 6, 2015.  In addition to this mailing, CWA Local 4250 CS/EBM Roger Straz and Vice President Chapman will be collecting the DFR-1 forms.  (a self addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience) When fully signed and completed and on file with Secretary-Treasurer Slimko, the DFR-1 form will entitle a member to receive monies from the CWA Members Relief Fund (MRF).  Disbursements from the MRF begin the 15th day of a duly authorized strike against AT&T Inc, provided the member has met his/her weekly strike duty obligations.  It is the members’ responsibility to return the signed and completed DFR-1 form to the Chief Steward, Vice President, Job Steward or mailed to the CWA Local 4250 /CTU 16 Union office: attn:  S/T Slimko.

In Unity, Strength and Solidarity:

Liz DerWoude, President
CWA Local 4250 / CTU 16


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