Communication Workers of America Local 4008


Next Gen Committee Meeting 

Monday February 27th, 630pm. The meeting will be held at the McKinley building, 2615 Hancock St, in Port Huron.



Bancroft Crew Rules Meeting

Tuesday March 7th, 7pm. The meeting will be held at Casey's Pizza and Subs in Port Huron. 



Financial Committee Meeting 

Thursday March 16th, 6:15pm

Stewards Meeting 

Thursday March 16th, 7pm Mount Clemens Union Hall




General Membership Meeting

Thursday June 8th, 7pm Mount Clemens Union Hall











The Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2017. Awards will be announced by June 20, 2017.

The fund was established by a unanimous vote at the 1999 CWA District 4 Meeting in memory of District 4 Vice President Emeritus Robert D. Johnson. A random drawing is used to select the scholarship awards.

Applications must be completed and submitted through the Cleveland Foundation's Scholarship Gateway site. The website address is: Information on how to apply for a scholarship is at: cholarships/how-to-apply/

Please make special note of the application deadline date of April 15, 2017, 5 p.m. EDT. Also, if your Local has not yet met its quota, please let this serve as an important reminder to do so.

If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact Bonnie LaCause in my office. For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Marvelous Baker (216) 615-7138 or Jane Marquiss (216) 615-7164 at the Cleveland Foundation. They will be happy to assist you.







The company intends to no longer offer IPDSL-BP, This is the Bonded Pair IPDSL from the Central Office out to the customer. However the IPDSL Bonded Pair work from the V-rad (FTTN-BP) will continue.

Existing IPDSL-BP customers will be grandfathered in and IPDSL-BP may be used as a fallback for customer service issues on a limited basis going forward. In addition, some of you may already know, the company intends to migrate the FTTN BP work back into the TFS organization for customers who do not purchase associated U-Verse TV product.

The company reasons for the elimination of this product option, is due to cost and a lowering demand.







Congratulations to Ashley Trombley and Aaron Sieracki for being drawn as the 2017 Henley Johns CWA 4008 Scholarship winners, $500 each.













Steven M. Decoste – Port Huron, Bancroft


Greggory Jordan – Sterling Heights, Warren Main




 Dear  Member:

We wanted to share a little information with you about Weingarten Rights. They are rules that apply during investigatory interviews. An investigatory interview occurs when: (1) management questions an employee to obtain information; and (2) the employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says. Investigatory interviews relate to such subjects as:

Compliance with work rules
Damage to company property
Falsification of records
Poor attitude
Poor work performance
Violations of safety rules
Under the Supreme Court's Weingarten decision, when an investigatory interview occurs, these rules apply:

The employee may request union representation before or during the interview.
After the request, the employer must choose from among three options:
1. Grant the request and delay the questioning until the union representative arrives.
2. Deny the request and end the interview immediately.
3. Give the employee a choice of (a) having the interview without representation (usually a mistake) or (b) ending the interview.

If the employer denies the request for union representation, and questions the employee, it commits an unfair labor practice and the employee may refuse to answer.







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