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With Deepest Sympathy
If a Member loses a Family Member:
Mother, Father, Child, or Spouse
Local 3607 will Provide a Bible to the Family
Webinars, hosted by APT College
Below you will find information on three (3) different webinars hosted by APT College. Participation in these webinars is strictly voluntary and participants will need permission from their Local President in order to participate. These webinars are provided exclusively by APT College and are not being provided by CWA. These webinars will provide an overview of the educational opportunities available to CWA members through APT College under the AT&T Non-Management Tuition Assistance Plan. Questions should be directed to Judy Moody with APT College at 706-399-3373.
Assistant to the Vice President
Tuition Assistance Education Webinar
A Complimentary Information Session Exclusively for CWA District 3
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With all the changes in District 3 educational benefits, APT College has created an overview of the new tuition assistance plan featuring the courses available to students who were previously enrolled, classes for students interested in customized courses, and ways to help your members with the transition.
On behalf of the APT College team, I would like to invite you, your designee, and education reps to a free webinar to discuss these changes and the planning steps you will need to assist your members moving forward.
We have three sessions from which to choose, each targeting a specific area. But if for some reason you are unable to attend the session designated for your state, please feel free to join one of the other sessions.
Each webinar will begin at 2 pm EST each day and will last approximately one hour, depending on questions.
To register, click on the link below :
Thursday, September 7th
North Carolina & South Carolina
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the session.
The information to be presented in this webinar was compiled from previous experience with union membership and does not necessarily reflect the official policy of the employer.
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District 3 Contracts…
For those of you that can’t get you hands on the current contract(s) or need a quick reference – here is a link to our contracts from the CWA-Union.Org website.
The other contracts will be added to the site shortly: Utilities, YP and Internet .
Knowing what happened before is always a good thing. Our Labor history is an extremely important look at understanding how we got where we are. This Labor History Resource Guide (http://www.jobhero.com/labor-history-guide/) which has a lot of in-depth info about labor history valuable information for members and stewards alike.
Wear Red on Thursday…
Don’t be left out. WE HAVE A CONTEST… Any member caught wearing RED on Thursday and/or present at the monthly member meeting will have their name put into a drawing for a door prize at the end of the meeting for a gift card of $ 36.07 and/or a gas card. Being a member has it’s privileges.
Don’t have a Red t-shirt? We do! We have Red CWA Union shirts for sale at the hall. This is a great way to support the local and dress to impress on Thursday. The t-shirts are $5.00 ea. Just contact one of the stewards in the building or let us know when you come to a member meeting that you would like to purchase a t-shirt. We have the new ones available, if you want to switch it up a bit… be our guest. We also have Lanyards for $1.00 each.
Union Plus Scholarships
- Union Plus Scholarship
- Union Plus National Labor CollegeScholarship
- College Planning Center
- College Savings Grants
Auto Savings and Tips For Union Families
Union families can save time and money with a range of Union Plus benefits and advice whether you have a car or are looking for one.
When you’re researching your next auto purchase – why not support unions and buy cars that are union-made?
And did you know you can get this information conveniently on your mobile phone? Send a text to 22555 with the message CARS and you’ll receive a list of union-made cars.
Check out these Union Plus Auto programs:
–$40 in free gas vouchers — when you enroll for 1 year — just $69 covers your whole household — in the Union Plus Motor Club.
–Save an average of $559 on car insurance — carry auto insurance with union advantages
–5-10% coupon for Goodyear tires and services – and buy union-made tires at a discount!
–No hassle auto buying service and up to $300 in rebates when you buy a qualifying union-made vehicle.
Union Plus Benefits
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CWA Pensions and Trusts
CWA members and locals can participate in one or more of the benefit trusts offered through CWA. Click on the link below to read more about each plan or trust.
- CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan (NPP)
- IUE-CWA Pension Fund
- CWA Savings & Retirement Trust (CWA S&RT)
- CWA National Education & Training Trust
- AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust’s Hit Home Program
The CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan (NPP) is a multi-employer, defined benefit pension plan that is available to any CWA bargaining unit. It is funded by employer contributions negotiated in the contract. The Plan was started in 1968 and has paid over $1 billion in benefits. For more information about NPP on our Web site, click here.
CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan
831 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 120
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Toll-free (877) 429-2488
The IUE-CWA Pension Fund site provides plan information for participants and their beneficiaries about the IUE-CWA Pension Fund and 401(k) Plan. The IUE-CWA Pension Fund and 401(k) Plan are union sponsored multi-employer retirement plans provided for the members of IUE-CWA and other unions members affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Click here to go to their site.
IUE-CWA Pension Fund
400 W. 7th Street, Suite 233
Bloomington, IN 47404
Toll-free (800) 521-5822
The CWA Savings and Retirement Trust is a Taft-Hartley, multi-employer savings plan available to collectively bargained employers as well as to Local officers and employees. Depending upon the bargaining agreement, the plan allows participants to save money on a pre-tax or post-tax basis and invest it among a broad array of mutual funds. The plan features 20 different no-load mutual funds and 6 pre-allocated lifestyle portfolios. The plan features 24-hour telephone access as well as a fully functioning Internet Web site, that offers account management as well as educational tools. You can find out more about the CWA Savings and Retirement Trust by visiting www.cwasrt.com or by calling the Trust offices at 1-800-987-0721.
This Trust coordinates our apprenticeship and employment center referral projects. Certification and training update programs will also be provided through the Trust. We recently opened our first center in Fremont, California; and we expect to open the Cleveland, Ohio center this fall. Other CWA training sites will be considered based on the interest of employers and local representatives, provided methods can be put in place to fund our efforts. We currently have approximately 150 apprentices working for US West, and about 40 working through a multi-employer arrangement in Northern California.
The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (the Trust), is an investment company for Taft-Hartley and public pension plans. It manages assets of over $3.6 billion. The Trust finances the development of multi- and single-family residential real estate projects around the country, principally through the purchase of mortgage-backed securities. It has financed the construction of more than 70,000 housing units and provided over $4 billion of financing for housing projects nationwide.
The Trust sees its close relationship with cities as key to achieving important labor investment goals, which include identifying prudent investment opportunities and making investments that fund affordable housing developments, foster community development, and create union jobs. The Trust works closely with mayors, local and state housing finance agencies, city housing authorities and public and private development organizations to address critical urban housing and community development needs.