Attention CWA Local 2202 Members
The CWA Members' Relief Fund provides a striker benefit of $200 per week beginning with the 15th day of a strike and $300 per week beginning with the 29th day.
In addition to the payout to be received to each striking member under the MRF, the CWA Local 2202 Strike Fund Committee met on 8-12-2011 and decided on the Local Strike Fund distribution.
The Local Strike Fund Committee met today and decided that the distribution process for Local Strike Fund benefits would be as follows:
1. After the 14th day of the strike, each eligible member who applies will receive $100.00 per week for six weeks.
2. The committee will reconvene in five weeks to determine if the payments will continue after the sixth week.
3. Picket duty or an approved alternative must be performed in order to be eligible.
4. Any member receiving vacation pay, sickness and disability benefits, or any other pay from the company shall be ineligible to receive money.
5. After a tentative agreement is reached, eligibility for the Local Strike Fund ends.
If your strike fund allegedly has $400M in it, or some semblance of that amount, now exactly why would your union give you such a paltry amount?
Reminds me of "It's A Wonderful Life" with Jimmie Stewart say "Now look here Ernie, you know we dont have the money in the fund, why its locked up in Tom's yacht, it in Dick's Costa Rican vacation home, and it's in Larry's mega-mansion, now how much do you need? $100 bucks to feed the family at Burger King for 1 week, can you get by on that?"
You might want to find out if an auditing firm like Arthur Anderson was doing for Enron was given the AAA+ audit results for that $400M.
From what I hear, you cant get unemployment if you quit your job, kinda like walking off the job, and whose to say Verizon is legally required to have the union back on the job? Maybe the replacement workers dont have the years of experience, experience, whats that anyways, isnt that like learn what you need to do, then repeat that over and over and over? Guys filling in are getting more proficient on a day-by-day basis. Sure there is an incident here and an incident there, but given the fact that the replacements are being harassed, thats something the union workers never had to experienced while under contract, union workers were never harasssed in doing their job. Give the replacement workers some credit, they are working under conditions that union folks have never had to experience.
Don't trip over your shoelaces tom . Make sure you use the saftey equiptment you are issued, read the operating manual for the bucket trucks so you do not look like a idiot. Oh and by the way stay away from those electric transformers you might hurt yourself.