CALL FOR ACTION: AT$T Unilateral Increases In Current Retiree Healthcare Costs - PLEASE PRINT & DISTRIBUTE AT AT$T MOBILITY STORES
The following request is from our Local 4250 Retired Members' Chapter President, Steve Tisza. "AT$T retirees may have been surprised, or even shocked, when the company recently sent information related to open enrollment for retiree medical benefits effective 1/1/14. Retirees under the age of 65, who are not eligible for Medicare, saw premium increases of hundreds of dollars a month for coverage under the standard PPO plan. Medicare-eligible retirees will pay $480 more per year for single coverage, $1,680 more per year for retiree + 1 coverage, and $1,680 per year for family coverage.
Retirees are the backbone of the labor movement and the corporations they worked for. They have paved the way for the generations of workers that follow in their footsteps. Union retirees stood for a vision and battling corporate greed they built the foundation of our great Unions.
Many retirees are not prepared for the high-cost of medical care in retirement when they are no longer part of a company plan. And, too many people believe that Medicare covers most or all expenses. The reality is that Medicare only covers a percentage of your medical bills. According to analysis, average out-of-pocket health care spending by Medicare beneficiaries is sizable and increases with age.
Healthcare costs in retirement can be staggering. You are older, your body is more vulnerable and prone to disease and medical expenses increase every year. Even though Medicare offers some coverage to all Americans, most retired persons pay large out-of-pocket health care costs.
Please support all retirees. You can as a family member, friend, customer and fellow activist by expressing your outrage at the unilateral, drastic and unprecedented increases in AT$T retiree healthcare premiums directly to AT$T CEO Randall Stephenson at the following address:
Randall L. Stephenson Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
208 South Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75202-4206
Or, you may email Mr. Stephenson directly at Rs2982@att.net. When you do, remember in 2012, R. Stephenson received $22,234,703 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $34,645 in 2012. R. Stephenson made 642 times the average worker's pay
Thank you for your support.
In Unity-Strength & Solidarity:
Steve Tisza, President
CWA Local 4250 Retired Members’ Chapter (RMC)
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** CWA Local 4250 SOLIDARITY STAR Rewards Program **
CWA Local 4250 is establishing a SOLIDARITY STAR Rewards Program. Every time you participate in a Local 4250 Union sponsored activity, excluding a sanctioned strike related activity, you will immediately begin earning Solidarity Star(s) towards a gift card of your choice.
You can earn SOLIDARITY STARS every time you attend a Union meeting, a rally, participate in Union surveys/questionnaires, volunteer to be on Union committees or other Union sponsored activities. Each time you participate you’re one star closer to your reward.
As a Local 4250 Union member, you’re already enrolled in the program. Local 4250 sponsored activities will be awarded 1, 2 or 3 STARS and will be posted on the activity when it is announced. Each star will earn $1.00 toward a gift card and will accumulate and be redeemed upon your request.
** 2007 CWA Member's Choice Local 4250 Website Award! **
Prior to the 69th Annual Convention held in Toronto on July 16-17, 2007, CWA members all across the country were given an unprecedented opportunity to vote for the best CWA Local website. There were two awards given at the Annual Convention. The first was awarded to the CWA Local receiving the most votes. It was awarded to CWA Local 1103 in Port Chester, New York. The second, a first ever award, was given to the CWA Local receiving the most votes from CWA members across the country based on the size of the Local (Per-Capita Basis). CWA Local 4250 won it. Download thank you letter from CWA Local 4250 President, Steve Tisza, in PDF format.
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