FEBRUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, mARCH 5, 2019.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


JANUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


DECEMBER EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


A GIFT FOR A FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION

Free College Online through Eastern Gateway Community College. You can enroll now for the Spring Term classes that starts January 14, 2018

Do you have a child or grandchild who would like to attend college next year? If yes, there’s no better gift than a gift for a FREE college education this holiday season.

With the Union Plus Free College Program, union members and their families can earn an Associate Degree online for free from Eastern Gateway Community College, an accredited, public, non-profit school in the University System of Ohio.

Union Plus Free College offers various programs to study, and credits can be transferred to a four-year college.

Next classes start January 14, 2019.

Union Plus Free College is offered in partnership with AFSCME. Go to the Union Plus website to learn more. You can also call 888 590-9009 to get started.


BEIRNE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Dear Members:

This is to inform you that you can apply now for the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year.

You will find a copy of the Beirne Foundation scholarship rules down below.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application.

Full program details can be found on the website at:

http://www.cwa-union.org/pages/beirne_scholarship_application

CWA JOE BEIRNE FOUDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND RULES

1. All selected winners of the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

a. Applicants must be CWA members, spouses, children or grandchildren of members. The member may be active or
retired, living or deceased. Active members must be dues-paying members in good standing.

b. Applicants must be either high school graduates or high school students who will graduate during the year in
which they apply.

2. Once selected, all winners must become enrolled in an academic institution and submit their notification form by
the deadline specified.

3. On the notification form, the winner must verify by signature the ability to accept the scholarship without
jeopardizing other assistance applications made.

4. All monies awarded will be sent direct to the academic institution of choice. any monies not utilized during the
academic year must be refunded by the academic institution to the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship Fund. In
the event a recipient has already paid tuition, fees, mandated equipment, etc., for the school year, schools will
be instructed to arrange for student reimbursement of those expenses.

5. It is the winner’s responsibility to provided to the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship Fund:

* Changes in address(es) and/or telephone numbers(s)
* Changes in school enrollment

6. This is a two-year program. A second-year award is contingent on academic accomplishment of the first year. Winners
will receive separate second-year application forms by mail.

Additional information for CWA determinations to:

Item 2 (winner selections):

First-year winners who do not enroll in a school by deadline date will forfeit* his/her award to the eligible alternate
as originally selected.

If additional alternate(s) need to be selected, selection will be made randomly from first-round choices until an
eligible applicant is found.

Second-year awards are contigent on first-year academic accomplishment. According to IRS discussions during audit of
1990 return, second-year awards are NOT to be denied due to a cease in CWA membership.

*Postponement of first-year award(s) may be made only if circumstances so warrant.


NOVEMBER EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


OCTOBER EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. We will also be discussing the 2019 Annual Enrollment. The deadline for Annual Enrollment is November 16th. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


2019 CORE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

**********ATTENTION PLEASE************

2019 ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

Dates: October 1, 2018 through November 16, 2018
Times: 7:00am – 7:00pm Central Time

* Have 7 weeks instead of 2 weeks to enroll
* During the enrollment period changes can be made. ONCE
the period is over NO Corrections to make changes will be
available – unless there is some unusual circumstances
* Make sure to keep your confirmation of coverage. Again, you
can make any changes during the enrollment period & you
should get a confirmation on your secure website every time
* Even if you do not want to make changes from the option
you currently have go in & confirm it. (Last year some
did not do anything & found out later that they were
switched to a different option)
* Please check that you are on the right option before submitting.
It has been found that Option 2 automatically pulls up 1st
instead of Option 1
** Notice: Option 2 is cheaper regarding monthly premiums but
discounts for your prescriptions will not take affect until you
have met all your deductibles
***Voluntary Options – – 3rd party vendors
Castlight
Ground Rounds
These will be discussed at the Membership meeting, along
with a few other benefit topics on October 2, 2018 at 6:30p

You can enroll online or by calling the AT&T Benefit Center.


SEPTEMBER EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. We will also be discussing the 2019 Annual Enrollment for CORE. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


AUGUST EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.