March 14, 2018
CWA and the Murphy Administration are in formal negotiations to resolve all legal, contractual and retroactive matters. As members know, our contract expired in July 2015. Our bargaining will cover all issues retroactive to that date.
We have litigation around step increases and other issues, open clothing allowance disputes, and important contract language at stake. Both sides are working aggressively to resolve all outstanding issues quickly.
Bargaining will continue next week and we expect progress to continue until we reach completion.
The patience and solidarity of our CWA membership has bested every unprecedented attack on us during the last eight years. Please support the bargaining committee in this push to reach a tentative agreement. Wear RED on Thursday(especially the next two weeks) and come to your Local worksite and membership meetings.

In Solidarity, 
Shawn Ludwig
CWA Local 1038 President