MAY EXECUTIVE & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, June7,2022. Please be aware that social distancing is still required. We will allow as many as possibly to be safe. Also, if you are sick, have COVID or been exposed to COVID please do not attend.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Address: 405 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 793-6203

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


APRIL EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 3,2022. Please be aware that social distancing & masks will be required. We will allow as many as possibly to be safe. Also, if you are sick, have COVID or been exposed to COVID please do not attend.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Address: 405 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 793-6203

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


MARCH EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 5,2022. Please be aware that social distancing & masks will be required. We will allow as many as possibly to be safe. Also, if you are sick, have COVID or been exposed to COVID please do not attend.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Address: 405 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 793-6203

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


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FEBRUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 1,2022. Please be aware that social distancing & masks will be required. We will allow as many as possibly to be safe. Also, if you are sick, have COVID or been exposed to COVID please do not attend.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Address: 405 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 793-6203

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


JANUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 1,2022. It’s been almost 6 months since we have had a membership meeting due to COVID. We will be having a membership meeting, Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30pm. Please be aware that social distancing & masks will be required. We will allow as many as possibly to be safe. Also, if you are sick, have COVID or been exposed to COVID please do not attend.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Address: 405 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 793-6203

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


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CWA JOE BEIRNE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 2022-2023

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.

Applications are available only online at the Foundation’s website, https://cwa-union.org/pages/beirne_scholarship_application?link_id. The final deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is 11:59 p.m., EDT, April 30, 2022.

The Beirne scholarship program is made possible by funding from CWA locals. More information about this scholarship is shown below.

About the Scholarship

Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2022-2023 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.
Joseph BeirneOrigin

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. On April 26, 1999, the CWA Executive Board voted to combine the Joseph Anthony Beirne Memorial Foundation and the Ray Hackney Scholarship Fund, thereby creating the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation. Read more about Joseph Beirne.
Eligibility

CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.
Dates

Applications are accepted during the months of November through April. Final deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is April 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Selections

Winners are chosen by lottery drawing and only winners will be notified. Click here for a list of past winners.
Study Requirements

No specific studies are required. Scholarship winners may pursue whatever courses they wish.
Funding For more information and assistance, please call 202.434.1320.

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation has been built up by voluntary contributions and is self-perpetuating. Contributions and pledges are received from CWA Locals, members and officers.
Applications

Applications should only be submitted through the online application form.
Who Was Beirne?

Joseph Anthony Beirne is considered CWA’s founding leader.

The son of Irish immigrant parents – his dad was a union railroad worker – Beirne grew up in Jersey City, N.J. and went to work in 1927 for Western Electric, the Bell Telephone System’s manufacturing arm. With the New Deal labor reforms and passage of the Wagner Act in 1935, Beirne and others were inspired to begin organizing the nation’s phone workers.

After the National Federation of Telephone Workers was formed in 1938, the fiery and charismatic Beirne soon ascended to the presidency in 1943 at the age of 32. He set himself the mission of molding this loose federation of autonomous unions into a true international union. That goal, forged in the fires of a tough nationwide strike by 350,000 Bell System workers in 1947, was achieved the following year with creation of the modern Communications Workers of America.

With a strong new national structure and affiliation with the militant CIO in 1949, CWA under Joe Beirne’s leadership broadened its organizing focus, grew steadily in numbers and strength, and used an innovative pattern bargaining strategy to raise wage and benefit standards throughout the communications industry. The union also became a leading force in the political and legislative arenas, community services, the civil rights struggle, and global labor affairs.

When Beirne, who was seriously ill, stepped down from the presidency in June of 1974, CWA had become recognized as one of the most dynamic and progressive unions in the world – qualities that also described its leader for more than three decades.

Joe Beirne died on Labor Day 1974. The Joseph A. Beirne Foundation honors his lifelong commitment to education and progressive social causes.


*******ANNUAL ENROLLMENT UPDATE*******

During Annual Enrollment please take the time to look at your benefits for the upcoming year. Even if you do not want to make changes from the option you currently have go in & confirm it. I visited with AT&T Benefits Center today and was advised that the system is automatically set to default you regarding the Tobacco User Surcharge and possibly the Spouse/Partner Medical Surcharge. If these surcharges do NOT apply to you or your spouse/partner then you NEED to make the change to take those off. Once the deadline for Annual Enrollment is over it may be impossible to get this change.

You can enroll online or call AT&T Benefits Center at: 1 877 722-0020
October 18,2021 thru NOVEMBER 12,2021
Monday – Friday
7:00a – 7:00p Central Time


**********ANNUAL BENEFIT ENROLLMENT TIME**********

Annual Benefits Enrollment begins October 18, 2021. Please make sure you complete the enrollment process and either write down or print your confirmation number.