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The CWA Local 6132 Election Committee has completed their vote count and here is a copy of the tentative results. Keep in mind these results will not be finalized for another 10 days.
Our good friend David Davis is launching two more free webinars for the members of CWA!
Have your questions answered by a financial planner whether you have a traditional pension plan or cash balance plan.
Click on the link to sign up for either Wednesday, November 8th or Thursday, November 30th!
Due to an issue with the Post Office, CWA Local 6132 is forced to send out new ballots for the current race for CWA Local 6132 President. It was brought to the Executive Board’s attention when the Election Committee drove to collect the ballots and were told the box had been closed. After receiving guidance from CWA District 6, the Election Committee has been instructed to send out new ballots.
This has never happened before and the Election Committee is doing everything they can to get these ballots out as quickly as possible which will more than likely be this afternoon (10/16/2023).
You must send the ballots included in the new mailouts.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.
The new date for counting the ballots will be Wednesday, November 8th, 2023.
On Thursday, September 14th, 2023, all but one of our Local Executive Board Members were voted in by acclamation.
The Local Election Committee is currently hard at work stuffing envelopes and sticking stamps to make sure ballots are sent out for you to receive before the end of the week.
There are two candidates for Local President and we need you to return your ballots as soon as possible so they can be counted on Monday, October 16th, 2023.
Here is your Local Executive Board for 2024-2026 so far:
Secretary-Treasurer: Audry Hawkes
Vice President – Mobility: Sonia Lopez
Vice President – Core: Tony Thornburg
Chief Stewards – Mobility: Janell Zuberbier and Weslyn Hawkins
Chief Stewards – Core: Stefan Johnson, Justin Mundell, and Chad Wilson
We will update this site once our President has been elected.
This was sent to us on May 15th by Sylvia Ramos, Assistant to the Vice President of District 6.
Dear Local Presidents,
I am pleased to announce that the Frontier contract has ratified overwhelmingly.
I would like to congratulate CWA Representative Tony Shaffer who chaired the bargaining table along with Staff Representatives Cheryl Dawson and Kara Hutchason who assisted in the process, as well as, bargaining committee members Travis Pirotte, President Local 6171, Jason Peavler, President Local 6132, Allen Whitaker, Rose Sash-Phillips, Star Kraus, and Kevin Davis for their hard work, long hours, strategic planning and dedication that they demonstrated over the past 10 months of some of the toughest negotiations that we have faced with this company.
As a result of these negotiations our members will benefit from this language for years to come.
April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Defined as an any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving, distracted driving not only endangers the safety of the driver, but their passengers and bystanders on the roads as well. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates on average, nine (9) people are killed every day in distraction-affected motor vehicle crashes in the United States. The most alarming distraction trend has become cellphone-related usage while operating a vehicle, although additional distractions such as eating/drinking, grooming, using navigational devices, and adjusting radio/climate controls can also play a factor.
*For Drivers – Turn off electronic devices and avoid reaching for them while driving. Be alert for pedestrians and cyclists, especially those who may be distracted themselves.
*For Parents – Set a good example and talk with your teens about responsible and safe driving.
*For Passengers – Speak up when a driver is not paying attention while behind the wheel. Offer to make the call/text for them, so their full attention can remain on the road.
April is Stress Awareness Month and provides a very important reminder to us to pay attention to our health. It has been an ongoing campaign of awareness and education since 1992. Stress can be debilitating, and it can cause new or aggravate existing health problems…and nobody is immune to it. It is important that we arm ourselves with knowledge so that we can recognize when stress pops up. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “stress can motivate people to prepare or perform and might even be lifesaving in some situations.” However, people under stress, or prone to chronic stress, are more susceptible to a variety of ailments – from headaches and insomnia to high blood pressure and heart disease. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that the five factors that can cause stress were money, work, family, economic outlook, and relationships. It’s critical to recognize what stress and anxiety look like, take steps to build resilience, and know where to go for help. The Mental Health American (MHA) provides some tips on how to reduce your stress by utilizing a Stress Screener. Also, take some time to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and familiarize yourself with strategies for stress management.
How to help with stress:
*Do something creative – you use a different part of the brain when being creative
*Practice Meditation – one of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to learn how to silence the mind. Meditation is one of the most popular methods of achieving this type of quiet…and can be done anywhere and at any time.
*Exercise – This is another way to battle the debilitating effects of stress. Whether you jog, cycle, or just take long walks – be sure to get some fresh air and add exercise to your daily routine.
*Visit your doctor – To provide additional assistance to a stress-free lifestyle, your physician may be able to provide additional options specific to your needs
Our good friend David Davis has announced multiple webinars offering advice on how to get your 401k on track.
Click the link to sign up. https://www.nettworth.net/event/marylanddcvirginia