MONTHLY APRIL EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4,2021. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 11) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe


Apply for the Beirne Foundation Scholarship for 2021-2022

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.

Applications are available only online at the Foundation’s website, https://cwa-union.org/pages/beirne_scholarship_application?link_id. The final deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is 11:59 p.m., EDT, April 30, 2021.

The Beirne scholarship program is made possible by funding from CWA locals. More information about this scholarship is shown below.

About the Scholarship

Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2021-2022 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.
Joseph BeirneOrigin

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. On April 26, 1999, the CWA Executive Board voted to combine the Joseph Anthony Beirne Memorial Foundation and the Ray Hackney Scholarship Fund, thereby creating the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation. Read more about Joseph Beirne.
Eligibility

CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.
Dates

Applications are accepted during the months of November through April. Final deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Selections

Winners are chosen by lottery drawing and only winners will be notified. Click here for a list of past winners.
Study Requirements

No specific studies are required. Scholarship winners may pursue whatever courses they wish.
Funding

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation has been built up by voluntary contributions and is self-perpetuating. Contributions and pledges are received from CWA Locals, members and officers.
Applications

Applications should only be submitted through the online application form.
Who Was Beirne?

Joseph Anthony Beirne is considered CWA’s founding leader.

The son of Irish immigrant parents – his dad was a union railroad worker – Beirne grew up in Jersey City, N.J. and went to work in 1927 for Western Electric, the Bell Telephone System’s manufacturing arm. With the New Deal labor reforms and passage of the Wagner Act in 1935, Beirne and others were inspired to begin organizing the nation’s phone workers.

After the National Federation of Telephone Workers was formed in 1938, the fiery and charismatic Beirne soon ascended to the presidency in 1943 at the age of 32. He set himself the mission of molding this loose federation of autonomous unions into a true international union. That goal, forged in the fires of a tough nationwide strike by 350,000 Bell System workers in 1947, was achieved the following year with creation of the modern Communications Workers of America.

With a strong new national structure and affiliation with the militant CIO in 1949, CWA under Joe Beirne’s leadership broadened its organizing focus, grew steadily in numbers and strength, and used an innovative pattern bargaining strategy to raise wage and benefit standards throughout the communications industry. The union also became a leading force in the political and legislative arenas, community services, the civil rights struggle, and global labor affairs.

When Beirne, who was seriously ill, stepped down from the presidency in June of 1974, CWA had become recognized as one of the most dynamic and progressive unions in the world – qualities that also described its leader for more than three decades.

Joe Beirne died on Labor Day 1974. The Joseph A. Beirne Foundation honors his lifelong commitment to education and progressive social causes.


MONTHLY MARCH EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6,2021. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 11) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe


FEMA Declared Disaster – Relief Resources (Texas)

Our D6 Vice President – Claude Cummings has asked us to reach out to you regarding the recent declared snowstorm disaster and share what relief resources are available. Many Texans suffered extensive property damage and some lost loved ones. As we spend time trying to assess the damage and start putting our lives back together, it’s important that our members know that CWA is there for them. The District has started the process of working with National to draw from the Disaster Relief Fund for those affected. The District
will be sending out additional details and updates as soon as they have been received. Please contact us at the Local, 806 793-6203, if you have any questions. Below are links that you can refer to.

Disaster Relief Resources and Information for District 6 Winter Storm Victims
February 23, 2021

We hope you and your families are warm and safe as we emerge from this unprecedented winter storm. Thousands across District 6, especially those in Texas, were hit hard by the past few days of severe weather and its effects. Millions are going without, or went without, power or running water for days.

Below are some resources for those of you in Texas who need to find warm place to stay or food to eat. Each of you are in our thoughts and we hope you’re staying warm and safe during these tough times.

CWA Disaster Relief Fund – Member Handbook

AT&T Pioneers Disaster Relief Fund

AT&T and Mobility Employee Relief Fund log-in through the company intranet with your employee log-in

FEMA

STATEWIDE TEXAS RESOURCES:

If you need help: call 211 or find warming center here: s://tdem.texas.gov/warm/

Home

Texas Red Cross: https://redcross.org/local/texas/central-and-south-texas.html…
Feeding Texas: https://feedingtexas.org
Salvation Army: https://salvationarmytexas.org

TYLER RESOURCES:

Warming Centers: https://www.kltv.com/2021/02/16/warming-centers-open-across-east-texas/
City of Tyler Resource Hub: https://www.cityoftyler.org/Home/Components/News/News/1614/

SAN ANTONIO RESOURCES:

Dial 311 for help with shelter & transportation
Warming Centers: https://mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/List-San-Antonio-area-warming-centers-for-people-15956824.php…

HOUSTON RESOURCES:

Warming Centers: https://khou.com/article/news/local/grb-convention-center-emergency-shelter-winter-weather/285-399d4516-3ebc-43f1-bbee-4025572e73bf…

AUSTIN RESOURCES:

Call 512-305-4233 for warming center & 211 for transportation
City of Austin Resource Hub: http://austintexas.gov/weatherinfo

FORT WORTH & TARRANT COUNTY RESOURCES:

City of Forth Worth Resource Hub: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/news/2021/02/CFW-Opens-Overnight-Shelter
Warming centers, shelters and housing for families in need: https://salvationarmyntx.org/north-texas/inclement-weather-shelters/…
You can also call 211 for City of Fort Worth program to shelter families in hotels.

DALLAS RESOURCES:

City of Dallas Resource Hub: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/public-affairs-outreach/Pages/winterweatherfeb21.aspx
Warming center serving Dallas, Denton, Ellis & Rockwall counties: https://ymcadallas.org/blog/ymca-winter-warming-centers…

HENDERSON COUNTY RESOURCES:

Henderson County: Dial 211 or call Faith and Action Outreach 903-489-7500
This is the Salvation Army Contact in the area 903-489-1346

PANHANDLE RESOURCES:

For Help: Dial 211 and Code Blue Amarillo 806-414-2243

There are additional disaster-related resources available from MetLife – details can be found on the Union Plus site: https://www.unionplus.org/blog/consumer-tips/ways-help-texans-after-texaswinterstorm2021

COVID-19 RESOURCES: https://www.unionplus.org/blog/consumer-tips/coronavirus-covid-19-resources
HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE: https://www.unionplus.org/hardship-help/union-plus-hardship-help-benefits
CREDIT COUNSELING: https://www.unionplus.org/hardship-help/credit-counseling
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE: https://www.unionplus.org/hardship-help/mortgage-assistance

In Unity,
Your CWA Family


MONTHLY FEBRUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 2,2021. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 11) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe


2021-2023 UNION OFFICERS & OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

Below are the elected officials or positions by acclamation for the 3 yr term of 2021-2023

Local President David Patton
Local Secretary-Treasurer Janice Bell
Vice President – AT&T Mobility Malashon Tennison
Vice President – AT&T Core Sarah Malone
Executive Board – David Patton, Janice Bell, Malashon Tennison, Sarah Malone, Mary J. Armstrong, Erin Collins, Chuck Andrews, Mary Ann Garcia, Chris Bates, Asher Parker & Casey Gillit
Chief Stewards Ed Gage, Phil Delorimiere, Darius Luckey, Chuck Andrews, Mary Ann Garcia, Lottye Harris, Chris Bates, Erin Collins & Asher Parker


NOMINATION INFORMATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS UPDATES &
UNION NOMINATIONS

The Executive Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting (No meeting due to Covid 19)

Also, it is that time again! We will be taking nominations for Local Officers, Executive Board Officers and Chief Stewards. As of September 15, 2020 nominations will be taken, by any member in good standing at any time prior to October 6, 2020 at 5:00pm. Nominations can be given by phone or text.

As members we all have the privilege to nominate and vote. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please call or text to the phone numbers shown below.

If you would like to make a nomination prior to 5:00pm on October 6th, please contact or see the following Election Committee members:

Janice Bell – Chair 806 239-1100 or 806 793-6203
Joy Armstrong – Secretary 806 787-1228


LOCAL 6203 NOMINATION NOTICE

Nominations for the offices of:

Local President
Local Secretary-Treasurer
Vice President – AT&T Mobility
Vice President – AT&T Core
Executive Board
Chief Stewards only(6 meetings not required)

Nominations will be accepted up to 5:00pm by phone(call or text) before the monthly Executive Board meeting of CWA Local 6203 on:

Tuesday, October 06, 2020
5:30pm
405 50th St

The Election Committee will accept phone nominations prior to the meeting. Any member in good standing may nominate, provided the nominee is a member in good standing, >attend at least six (6) of the past twelve (12) membership meetings(Chief Stewards not included) prior to April 2020(due to Covid 19) and agrees to be a nominee. For a list of responsibilities for these positions see the local by-laws. A copy can be provided.

Nominations for the offices of President and Secretary-Treasurer shall also constitute a nomination of the same person as a delegate to all CWA Conventions/Conferences held during the three year term. The AT&T Mobility Vice President and AT&T Core Vice President shall serve alternately as delegates/alternates as needed.

Janice Bell _____Chair, Election Committee

Joy Armstrong ________________Secretary, Election Committee

Janice Bell (806) 239-1100 (C) or 806 793-6203 (Hall)
Joy Armstrong (806) 787-1228 (C)


MONTHLY AUGUST EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 10) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe


MONTHLY JULY EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 10) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe.