As you know, the State was trying to force our members to use all PLB days by June 30, 2012 and violate the MOA that permitted carryover and cash out of PLB days. PLB days were agreed to between the unions and the State in exchange for agreements to defer contractual raises and to take furlough days.
The CWA state worker bargaining committee will hold a call for all CWA state worker shop stewards to update stewards on the status of contract negotiations with the state. The call will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29th.
To join the call, dial: 888-886-6603 at 6:30 p.m. and then enter the passcode followed by the '#' sign, which is 17819#
On November 28, Senator Menendez visited the Alcatel-Lucent building in Murray Hill and met with employees there, many of whom are represented by the CWA. We'd like to thank the Senator for the visit and especially thank him for his support of the CWA's efforts in Washington to extend and expand section 420 of the Tax Code. This legislation is crucial for our retirees since it will allow companies to use assets in significantly over funded pension plans to fund retiree life insurance and to continue to use excess pension assets to finance retiree health care. We really appreciate Senator Menendez's leadership in helping to make this happen.