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Dish Network Bargaining Report May 4, 2021

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 05/04/21

On today, May 4 2021, the Union met with the company to resume negotiations for your first contract.  Several proposals were passed along with much dialogue regarding them.  The promotion proposal was tentatively agreed to leaving only several outstanding proposals left.  The union remains steadfast in getting a fair and just agreement for the technicians and warehouse employees.  

We have two more dates scheduled in May for bargaining and scheduled two more for June.  As we get down to the last remaining items we ask that you tell your managers that you want a good contract as it is because of the employees that Charlie Ergin has built his company.  

In Solidarity,  
Your CWA Bargaining Committee  The union 

Statement on Mobilization

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/02/21

Happy New Year Local 6171!


In today's climate, corporate greed is at an all-time high. Companies are not willing to put anything above their profit, not even their employee's health and family. Collective Bargaining continues to become more challenging with every contract negotiated.


It takes every member in every company to mobilize leading up to and during every contract being negotiated. We must show our solidarity to the company and that we are there to get a fair and just contract for our members.


In effort to maximize our mobilization, we have attached a link below to update our records so that we can establish a mobilization structure for every contract the local represents. Please click on the link below and answer a few questions so that we can update your information for our records. Let your coworkers know about this link and pass it along to them so that we can get maximum participation and have an effective mobilization structure in place. We know some will not have a Facebook page, so you can send them to the Local's web page at and they can hit the link under my message board on the main page.


Let's get everyone involved with this so that we can show the company that despite a pandemic, WE WILL STILL UNITE!


In Lasting Unity,


Travis Pirotte

CWA 6171 President

Windstream Final Bargaining Report 5/22/2020

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 05/22/20



Windstream Final Bargaining Report


Sisters and Brothers,

Your CWA 6171 Bargaining Committee has reached a new Tentative Agreement with Windstream. We appreciate the patience and support of the committee while we were in further negotiations. We were able to reach a couple of modifications from the first TA. We will have a contract explanation call next Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:30pm (CST) and the tentative Agreement Summary will be posted next week as well as the Election Committee mailing your ballot. The Bargaining Committee recommends this TA for ratification.

Call in number: 877-873-8017

Passcode: 4020071

In Unity,

Your CWA 6171 Bargaining Committee;

Tony Shaffer, CWA Representative

Travis Pirotte, Local 6171 President

Neil DeHerrera,Bargaining Committee Member

Terry Knight, Bargaining Committee Member

Windstream Bargaining Report 5/7/2020

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 05/11/20

Windstream Bargaining Report 5/7/2020

Sisters and Brothers,

The Union countered the company proposal on Monday. Our Staff Rep checked with the company on the status and they informed him that they probably won't have an answer until mid-week next week because of having to get approval due to them being in bankruptcy and there is money in the counter. We will update again when something develops.

A second issue that was addressed with Bruce Hurlbut was the step wage increases that have been reached since expiration. The company says because we do not have a current agreement with wage schedules they did not implement the step progression. I told him we will file grievances until it is rectified to protect our time limits. I suggest we continue to file one for each individual that has not received one. Once we establish a new wage table the retroactivity should be given. We will monitor that once an agreement is ratified.

Windstream Bargaining Report 4/30/2020

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 05/02/20

The Union and company continue to negotiate trying to get to another Tentative Agreement. While the Covid-19 has disrupted normal operations, your committee continues to pass proposals and have dialogue. The Union sent a couple proposals yesterday and waiting for the company to respond. When there is significant movement or an agreement reached we will announce it.
Stay safe and protect yourselves and your families.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee