Have Information About DirecTV Merging With AT&T? Tell Us!
In our efforts to assist CWA District 4 and CWA International in their work to secure our members’ employment with AT&T, CWA Local 4034 is seeking information from our most valuable source – the membership. We know that all employees, of both AT&T and DirecTV contractors such as Goodman, are plagued with uncertainty due to the lack of clear communication from both employers. We are seeking to remedy that at the bargaining table and one of the most valuable tools when bargaining is information. If you are an AT&T employee or a DirecTV employee, you may have information that can help all of us secure good jobs for us and our families. We are asking you to share that information with us so that we can pass the information on to CWA leadership. We believe this will help us secure our employment during these chaotic times.
We are asking that you email anything you think would be useful information to have when bargaining this work. Rather than use a web-based form to collect this information, we are asking that you send any information to a special email address we have built: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will enable you to send your information as well as any material you think we need to know about things that will impact the lives and families of the employees of both companies. And, though any employee who communicates with a union about their employer is protected from retaliation by the employer under federal law, we will keep your information confidential unless you tell us otherwise.
Some examples might include:
- Contractors doing your work, in or out of your area
- Information on AT&T procedures for installing/servicing DirecTV
- Information on DirecTV procedures for installing/servicing DirecTV or any AT&T products
- Information related to safety procedures (or being directed to do work that is not safe)
- Customer service issues for either DirecTV or AT&T customers related to the merger
- Any other items or information you think would help CWA bargain this work for the affected employees
3 or 4 months after the merger, I’ve made this observation about ATT / DirecTv: ATT is doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants, however it wants. Meanwhile CWA District 4 National and International are doing ….. ???? I honestly have zero idea. Zero feedback; zero information passed down the line; zero directives. A big big P.S. My Local 4034 is awesome. They at least try and sometimes win (a bit more communicating with members would help).