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CenturyLink Layoffs 2020

Will there be any CenturyLink Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?

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Actually VSPP offered to everyone in PA today.

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Post ID: @2Imre+125mcFv7

Next RIF due in July.

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Post ID: @2Ixja+125mcFv7

http://centurylinkdoesnotcare.com/
Read the post about using L2S to get rid of technicians.

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Post ID: @2mgtd+125mcFv7

CenturyLink management believes that their job is to get as much as they can for as little as they can and it’s the unions job to stop them. Unfortunately union Business Managers tend to be very lazy, that is why they are attracted to that job in the first place. The law requires a Company to Bargain in good faith. From what I have read the majority of the contracts are in violation of that law. But union leaders do you not want to spend the time documenting this violation and filling complaints with national labor board. If the company is replacing union workers with contractors that is something that is a violates law of most states, even a right to work state. All states have unemployment compensation and the employer only pays a small fraction of the cost and the balance the tax payer pays. Because of that all the states that I know of have laws on the books requiring employers to hire back laid off workers rather then contractors to get laid off workers off of unemployment compensation.

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Post ID: @2eqap+125mcFv7

50 techs in Denver metro, a ton In Minnesota and other states.

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Post ID: @1Quoq+125mcFv7

dispatchers are about to crack too. do this, dont do that, do that dont do this. cant keep it all straight.

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Post ID: @1Qzba+125mcFv7

CenturyLink needs to be put on blast! They are a horrible company that doesn't care AT ALL about their employees or customers! They want everyone gone so they can use cheap contractors. Trust me, soon enough there will be no quality, long-term techs because they want to go as cheap as they can and get rid of the union. They're able to lay off techs but keep contractors?!?! Who the F negotiated that contract?! What a waste of a union! You higher ups should all be ashamed!

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Post ID: @1xuhf+125mcFv7

What states exactly?

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Post ID: @1xmwk+125mcFv7

CenturyLink laid off hundreds of workers today 2-21-2020. Very sad day.

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Post ID: @1xhls+125mcFv7

Additional commentary on the comment about records updates. With Qwest came increased focus on critiqueing employees not based on the quality of work, but the quantity. In order to meet their criteria you are encouraged to cut corners such as not taking time to call, often with a long hold, and even if you do the person on the other end are also cutting corners to make their boss look good, so they just never get around to the updates. They don’t have enough employees to do the work properly. Cook the books to meet objectives, and you will be rewarded, same as they did with encourage cramming.

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Post ID: @wzlu+125mcFv7

I'm telling all of you beware
I don't think they really care
Think they all just sit there an just get high

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Post ID: @ogsy+125mcFv7

Yeah because 14 states is such a small area.

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Post ID: @hsir+125mcFv7

"Well skippy, There may have been ratification in Qwest area...but there's a LOT more to the company than just the failed Qwest area. yall ratified a garbage contract ? glad your proud of it. Glad you drank the Kool-Aid. There are many areas who are getting ready to go into contract negotiations come first quarter 2020. Some of these areas have been DECIMATED by VSPP areas that used to run 25 men are now running 7 !!!! VSPP has also laid waste to Union membership numbers as well. Im sure they are close to the 50% maybe below in some areas i speak of...Yall high and mighty on the hill, and just cast off your union brothers whom are being picked off slowly but surely. Some area's may be entirely run by contractors theses days. Hell they even let em park in the yards overnight i hear. so just know Qwest Boy there are a LOT of non-qwest areas too and a load of rural plant that has been IGNORED solidly for 10 years or more......Its pretty obvious to all with eyes the end is near...does that mean all of you monkeys will be gone? Time will tell....maybe youll just contract for unit pay....hell maybe you already are on unit pay? "

They take the bigger group and settle first and use that as a baseline for other areas, the represented areas will be encouraged to follow the contract that was approved with no changes to anything other then the medical, which means the VSPP and surplus language is the same, That's REPRESENTED AREAS, non represented areas are going to be treated as they always have, no notice, no options other then what the Company decides.

The whole company Union and Non Union is being laid waste, we all that actually do work here feel it every day. We also know it can't be sustained, things left undone, records not updated, people passing things to others due to lack of knowledge of technology, those Units will become outages because they don't know any processes or follow them. Even the National and GPON groups need the correct records and assignments to make money, daily I see where they change stuff and don't re issue and have reviews or document what they did in the field and things are held up till Senior people figure out what they didn't do. Hear where Contractors send stuff to Cable Splicers and in house Fiber Splicers because they don't want to spend time pumping out man holes or fix splice boxes they break open and damage the fibers within and then leave and not repair or report.

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Post ID: @gptw+125mcFv7

Troll PIG

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Post ID: @gfnm+125mcFv7

You are a freak!

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Post ID: @gfwo+125mcFv7

"The next "date" for you is of course obvious to all with eyes in they're sockets.....it is the expiration date of your current union contract . At which point v.s.p.p. bonuses go away, they don't sign a contract. They wait you out. without said contract .......and then simply slide contractors in!! there is no contract remember? Its happening everywhere.....all rural areas are in effect doomed. You may work an area where there is gpon and fiber, you have some time left. Except they are using contractors here for fiber now? .......tra la la la la la la happy Thanksgiving !! a lot to be thankful for ? did you get a card? a turkey? an e-mail? hahahahahaha no need to answer . looking forward to the Christmas Holiday !!! and that stellar bonus ...er uh well no not anymore these days "

So with the ratification of the contract your saying 3 years plus in Legacy Qwest areas . I think things happen before then, I suggest you get you facts in order before you troll post again

Well skippy, There may have been ratification in Qwest area...but there's a LOT more to the company than just the failed Qwest area. yall ratified a garbage contract ? glad your proud of it. Glad you drank the Kool-Aid. There are many areas who are getting ready to go into contract negotiations come first quarter 2020. Some of these areas have been DECIMATED by VSPP areas that used to run 25 men are now running 7 !!!! VSPP has also laid waste to Union membership numbers as well. Im sure they are close to the 50% maybe below in some areas i speak of...Yall high and mighty on the hill, and just cast off your union brothers whom are being picked off slowly but surely. Some area's may be entirely run by contractors theses days. Hell they even let em park in the yards overnight i hear. so just know Qwest Boy there are a LOT of non-qwest areas too and a load of rural plant that has been IGNORED solidly for 10 years or more......Its pretty obvious to all with eyes the end is near...does that mean all of you monkeys will be gone? Time will tell....maybe youll just contract for unit pay....hell maybe you already are on unit pay?

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Post ID: @fdzq+125mcFv7

They had to pay tithing, some just got the jobs then got laid off ouch.

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Post ID: @fmxm+125mcFv7

In Utah 30 something broadband/network techs. Off the books by early Feb. There seems to be enough opportunities for them to move to open positions if they want to. Nothing in Utah though.

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Post ID: @edjn+125mcFv7

just lay me off already so i can look for another job without having to be so dodgy about it.

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Post ID: @egfh+125mcFv7

"This time of year the company always seems to lay people off, we call it the “holiday nutcracker”. Sad way this company conducts its business in the 4th quarter. "

Sadly in by gone days people used to put aside money so their families could celebrate the holidays and have a few nice items under the tree, now they try to put something aside so they can have a rood over their heads come January and February.

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Post ID: @ekuk+125mcFv7

This time of year the company always seems to lay people off, we call it the “holiday nutcracker”. Sad way this company conducts its business in the 4th quarter.

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Post ID: @edsy+125mcFv7

Very Well said M.R.

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Post ID: @blun+125mcFv7

"The next "date" for you is of course obvious to all with eyes in they're sockets.....it is the expiration date of your current union contract . At which point v.s.p.p. bonuses go away, they don't sign a contract. They wait you out. without said contract .......and then simply slide contractors in!! there is no contract remember? Its happening everywhere.....all rural areas are in effect doomed. You may work an area where there is gpon and fiber, you have some time left. Except they are using contractors here for fiber now? .......tra la la la la la la happy Thanksgiving !! a lot to be thankful for ? did you get a card? a turkey? an e-mail? hahahahahaha no need to answer . looking forward to the Christmas Holiday !!! and that stellar bonus ...er uh well no not anymore these days "

So with the ratification of the contract your saying 3 years plus in Legacy Qwest areas . I think things happen before then, I suggest you get you facts in order before you troll post again

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Post ID: @aqjc+125mcFv7

The next "date" for you is of course obvious to all with eyes in they're sockets.....it is the expiration date of your current union contract . At which point v.s.p.p. bonuses go away, they don't sign a contract. They wait you out. without said contract .......and then simply slide contractors in!! there is no contract remember? Its happening everywhere.....all rural areas are in effect doomed. You may work an area where there is gpon and fiber, you have some time left. Except they are using contractors here for fiber now? .......tra la la la la la la happy Thanksgiving !! a lot to be thankful for ? did you get a card? a turkey? an e-mail? hahahahahaha no need to answer . looking forward to the Christmas Holiday !!! and that stellar bonus ...er uh well no not anymore these days

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Post ID: @aeov+125mcFv7

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Post ID: @aleu+125mcFv7

What a piece of c-ap...get the hell out..without the people this company is worth nothing!!!

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Post ID: @amwf+125mcFv7

Tuesday came and went. So much for that announcement huh? Do you have another date for us?

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Post ID: @aniw+125mcFv7

Fa la la la la la la la la la la la la la !

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Post ID: @9rlz+125mcFv7

Get out with something while you can.

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Post ID: @5xyr+125mcFv7

My pension was frozen years ago. No more contributions but I STILL get it. Or they can buy it back at the end.

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Post ID: @5dcp+125mcFv7

Bye bye Pension? Lost ours when CenturyTel took over. What Pension.

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Post ID: @4rzi+125mcFv7

Yes. Announcement next Tuesday

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Post ID: @3nlk+125mcFv7

Well considering there is already layoffs happening now, it’s a good bet that they will continue

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Post ID: @2mdg+125mcFv7

Bye Bye Pension Central Florida!

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Post ID: @2prw+125mcFv7

Monroe Century Marketing Solutions just took a big hit yesterday. 7 people in front offices and 20 or so in production. Severance packages given to all. Happy Holidays!

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Post ID: @1zwj+125mcFv7

Contract is up for renewal in Central Florida April .should be interesting this go around

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