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The Company has agreed to open C&E CSS positions available to some of the Market Zones where we have remaining at risk CSS technicians . (unfortunately there are no C&E opportunities in Wisconsin or Illinois.) Though this will not resolve the surplus completely it will certainly lower the number that will remain. These will be considered formal job offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015 AT&T accepted more than 2.5 billion dollars (nearly 500 million in D4) from the FCC Connect America Fund to extend broadband access to parts of its rural service area where extending broadband might otherwise not be economically feasible, in AT&T's view.

AT&T stated at the time the funding was accepted, that they would be using a combination of wireline and fixed wireless to deliver the necessary speeds (10up/1down).

We know this deployment is beginning in the Midwest soon. This could involve Mobility techs, placing equipment, TFS/Business Services techs installing circuits, sales and service call center employees taking orders or IEFS techs installing CPE. Be on the lookout for deployment activity. 

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FIXED WIRELESS INTERNET
By participating in the CAF II program, we’re working to bring Internet access to more hard-to-reach rural areas to allow residents there to better connect with their world and bring them more access to the innovative, Internet-based tools and resources they need for education, healthcare, civic engagement and business.

To connect these mostly rural areas located in 18 states within our traditional service areas, we plan to broadly deploy a technology called Fixed Wireless Internet.


Fixed Wireless Internet service is anticipated to support speeds in excess of 10megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload.


Many of these communities will see a tremendous leap in terms of speed in the move from dial-up connections to Fixed Wireless Internet.


Additionally, areas where we deliver Fixed Wireless Internet service as part of this initiative will be upgraded to receive mobile LTE services—if they do not already have them.

This will continue building on AT&T’s 4G LTE network that already covers more than 390 million people in North America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Membership Meeting

Thursday June 8th, 7pm Mount Clemens Union Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven M. Decoste – Port Huron, Bancroft

 

Greggory Jordan – Sterling Heights, Warren Main

 

Randy Craft - Roseville, 10 Mile

 

 

 

 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:

Absenteeism
Accidents
Compliance with work rules
Damage to company property
Drinking
Drugs
Falsification of records
Fighting
Insubordination
Lateness
Poor attitude
Poor work performance
Sabotage
Slowdowns
Theft
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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