Thread regarding CenturyLink layoffs

Are layoffs coming soon??

Seasonal part time offered today and ETN in my area. Just wondering if anyone has heard about any layoffs coming at the end of the year??

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National techs are on NO OT. Work 40 hours and done no matter when. In the middle of a job? Tell the cust sorry, out of hours and walk out. Someone else may show up and finish. CSTs only mandatory when there is work and that's never. Work futures and UPS. CO, unlimited OT.

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Post ID: @11zVRKsl-4jbv

"Whatever happened to the union protecting Company techs positions by only allowing a low % of contractors allowed on property? Now the debate is contractors being allowed to work 7 days a week while company techs are getting 40 hours a week. Contractors work 7 days a week because they're not working "overtime", they're "unit pay". It doesn't matter if contractors are compensated with Oreos and underwear, if contractors are given the opportunity to work dark to dark 7 days a week and company techs are sent home after 8 hours, it's not right...but hey, everyone has a different opinion about the Unifying Principles I guess, huh? (Kermit sipping his tea.....yeah, that' none of my business) "

Same thing that happened with the new contract and them accepting the first offer and giving up control of medical and saying hey at least you kept the stuff you had before that we almost negotiated away. We have no UNION we have company puppets now. They are afraid to stand up for the rights of the people paying their dues. They also agreed to move the contract date again and to push out when we get our rate increase months after the contract date.

They gave the company everything they wanted. If you think that the rate increase is going to be seen in your take home forget about it. They will have a VSPP offer and a Surpluses put out thru the first 2 quarters of next year bet on it. They are waiting for these contractors to get trained with enough OJT to supplement everyone.

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Post ID: @11zVRKsl-2tvt

Whatever happened to the union protecting Company techs positions by only allowing a low % of contractors allowed on property? Now the debate is contractors being allowed to work 7 days a week while company techs are getting 40 hours a week. Contractors work 7 days a week because they're not working "overtime", they're "unit pay". It doesn't matter if contractors are compensated with Oreos and underwear, if contractors are given the opportunity to work dark to dark 7 days a week and company techs are sent home after 8 hours, it's not right...but hey, everyone has a different opinion about the Unifying Principles I guess, huh? (Kermit sipping his tea.....yeah, that' none of my business)

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Post ID: @11zVRKsl-2wut

well mandatory OT we are NO OT at all for the rest of the year, we are without cable tech support tow which we were down to 2 i also heard from a reputable source we are almost at 50% contractors across the board in the US right now they are hiring contractors for "UNIT" work all over the country

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Post ID: @11zVRKsl-2cdw

A VSPP was offered in AZ and rumor NM will offer one soon? Will see? One has been offered nearly every year in the 4th quarter since 2001 so it would be a good bet. As far as the comment on the contract for 2020 there is no change from the current contract so I’m not sure what difference that will make. The only changes were in health insurance.

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Post ID: @11zVRKsl-1tiu

We are on Mandatory OT in my area. So I doubt it...2020 could look different with the terrible contract we just accepted.

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