Im sure everyone got the email. Very stern and cut throat. Karma is beyotch. What comes around goes around.
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Sorry guys I did not know that about CWA. I think that’s awful what their doing. I’m an IBEW member & have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. IBEW will not stand in the way of guys wanting to take the VRP. IBEW actually said it’s a pretty good deal company is offering, it’s usually only 2 weeks per year for a buyout & Altice is giving us 3 weeks. It just goes to show you how bad they wanna get rid of in house guys. Good luck to everyone who takes it, I wish you the best.
So, really, you just begrudge that guy for moving on with his career? Sounds kind of spiteful. Yes, there will be less people at ATS to do the same work, but isn’t that job security? The union has a six month relationship with us and the company. Some of us are 25 year guys. What business of the union is it if I think it’s best for me, my family, and my career to take a buy out? CWA should make its motto “misery loves company”!
Any tech who takes the VRP will not be replaced at all. Not with contractors, not with anyone. This company staffs at 30% efficiency which explains why everyone is so stressed out and miserable. When that 43 year old tech “retires” for 6 months before becoming a field sup at Spectrum, whoever is left at Optimum has more work. 1 = 3, get it?
Fact: CWA has stood in the way of offering the VRP or techs in the Hudson Valley. They state as a major issue the back filling of jobs that are vacated with union techs. Looks like you are IBEW. Maybe this is the real problem, we are organized by different representation, and now have no strength in numbers.
You are misinformed. Trust me you are. How do explain the fact that about 10 techs already have taken the VRP in two union shops? Once again, the union has no control whatsoever over the VRP. If a tech in a non-union or UNION SHOP qualify they can take it. Please stop spreading false information. The only shop that can negotiate the terms of the VRP is the one shop currently negotiating a contract with local 827. That’s it. The company knew what they were doing. They purposely waited for most of the contracts to be ratified first & then offered the VRP. This way the union has no control since it’s not in the contract. Once again, I know for a fact that about 10 techs in UNION SHOPS have already taken the VRP. If the company gets about 25% of the techs who qualify, take the VRP, then it’s a win for the company cause now they are in position to replace them with contractors & they will be the majority of the workforce. These are all FACTS!!!
You are %100 wrong about the VRP. The union shops have not been offered the VRP because of ATSs refusal to negotiate a guarantee to replace techs who take the buy out. You need to read the unions own news letter. They are proud to say they are blocking the buy out, and see it as a job security issue. I’m not taking sides. I’m just repeating the info we are given by the union. There is a concern any tech who take the VRP will be replaced by contractors.
Non-union ATS got same email. No change to OT policy.
THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO UNION SHOPS!!!!!! All union shops received email today stating that there are no changes to OT, DT, standby, vacation, personal & sick. For future reference please make sure to say except for union shops.
I don’t know what you guys are talking about. I received an email today saying the complete opposite of what your saying. I don’t know how many times I said it, but I’ll say it again, UNION HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH VRP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
So they are completely taking out double time? Could someone who know explain how they can do that? If someone works all week and also works their 7th day, you still can’t get the double pay?
I thought with the unions they couldn’t do this? How is it they could deny union techs the ability to take the VRP, but can’t do any thing about changing premium pay policy? Seems like the unions only act when it affects their bottom line. Don’t forget, workman’s comp meeting this week, how to game the system.