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    Bill Ford: UAW Helped the Entire Industry Get Back on Its Feet
    Sign here! Tell Volkswagen: It's time to stop your war on workers!
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    #MeToo visits McDonald's
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      Special General Membership Meeting, via Zoom

      Greetings CWA Local 7777 Members, CWA Local 7777 will be holding a Special General Membership Meeting, via Zoom, for the purpose of approving a sale price for our building at 2840 south Vallejo Street, Englewood, CO  80110. When: Oct 26, 2020 07:00 PM MDT You must register in advance for this meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.
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      CWA Local 7777 Moving Sale

      In anticipation of saying ‘Good-Bye’ to the building at 2840 S. Vallejo St. Englewood, CO 80110 we will be holding an ‘in the building’ moving sale on Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24, and Friday October 30, and Saturday October 31, 2020. It will be for ‘members only’ from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon each day.
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      Download: Moving sale 2020.pdf

      2020 Election

      We have twenty-six days until the election. The stakes have literally never been higher.  Will we have a President and a Congress which fights for working people and our issues during the pandemic and recession?  Or won't we? I am writing to ask you to get involved in CWA's political action program. Spread the word to your co-workers and ask them to step up.
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      Download: Campaign letter 2020.pdf

      General Membership Meeting

      You are invited to attend the General Membership Meeting in person or by Zoom meeting. When: Oct 13, 2020 07:00PM MDT Only CWA Members will be admitted to the meeting.  Membership will be verified before the meeting begins.  You MUST register before the meeting begins by going to: https://us02web.zoom.
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      Officer Election Notice

      OFFICIAL NOTICE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS NOMINATIONS: Nominations will be taken October 13, 2020, during the General Membership Meeting, 7:00 P.M. at the Local 7777 Union Hall, 2840 S. Vallejo St., Englewood, CO and via Zoom.
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      Office will be closed through the end of 2020

      Due to Govenor Polis Safer at Home Order, our Local will remain closed through the end of 2020.  Dale Feller will be at the Local on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  If you need to come to the Local, please call and schedule an appointment with Dale, 303-781-8700.
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      COVID Remembrance

      I think most of us know at least one person and some of us, unfortunately, know many people, who succumbed to COVID. CWA is supporting the October 4 National COVID-19 Remembrance.
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      Update on HEROES & urgent need for aid for the public sector

      For the past several months we’ve worked with many of you to call on the US Senate to pass the HEROES Act as an essential next step in aiding economic recovery from COVID19. This week, Mitch McConnell and company packed up and left Washington without passing a stimulus or aid package of any kind, and won’t be back until after Labor Day.
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      Adam Carranco receives Nettworth Scholarship

      CONGRATULATIONS ADAM Adam Carranco, son of member Omar Carranco was presented the NettWorth Scholarship by Shane Chavez of Nettworth at the August 11, 2020 General membership meeting.
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      Contact tracers/case investigators needed immediately

      Denver Health in conjunction with the City & County of Denver is in need of contact tracers/case investigators immediately. We can't overcome this pandemic, and begin to put America back to work if we can't trace the virus's spread. If you know someone who may be interested, please have them reach out to Jessica Forsyth at  Jessica.Forsyth@dhha.org.
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      CWA Local 7777 Officer Election

      Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, one (1) Private Sector Vice President and one (1) Public Sector Vice President. (The number of Convention Delegates is determined by the Executive Board)

      Executive Board Officers will be nominated by contract entity and elected at-large, three (3) from CenturyLink and one (1) from each remaining entity.

      All elections are for three (3) year terms - December 15, 2020 to December 14, 2023.

      Candidates for all Local offices were asked to submit a questionnaire, limited to 75 words on background and qualifications, and 30 words for what they hope to accomplish if elected.  All candidates’ responses are run, as written by the candidate, without editing.  Candidates are listed according to office, in alphabetical order.  The CWA Local 7777 Website does not endorse any candidate; nothing written in these pages is to be construed as an endorsement either implicit or implied.


      OFFICE OF PRESIDENT

      Debra Medina (By Acclamation)

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      Active member of CWA 7777 for 20 years.  Served members as a Steward and Area Rep.  Successfully served two terms as an Elected Vice President, representing 1,000 members.  Elected in 2017 to serve as Local President and have done so proudly.  Active member of the CO/WY State(s) Council.  Hold a seat on the AFL-CIO Executive Board.  Member of the AFL-CIO Transportation Caucus, Political Accountability and Personnel committees.  Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF) delegate.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      I will work diligently to grow our Union through actively organizing and fighting politically for all workers.  Continue to monitor finances and reduce Local spending.  Grow strong member involvement.
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      OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
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      Lori Griffith   

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      • Steward
      • Area Representative
      • Executive Board Member
      • Vice President
      • Executive Vice President
      • Member and/or Chair of the following committees:

      Audit (Local 7601)

      Community Action & Events

      District 7 Women’s

      Education

      Equity & Women’s

      Finance

      Legislative/Political Action

      Membership, Mobilization & Organizing

      Safety & Health

      Steering

      • Member of:

            Building Association

        Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

        Partners in Education Board

        Southeast Wyoming Labor Council

      • Strike Captain
      • Local and State Mobilization Coordinator
      • Leadership School (2 years)
      • Mediation Courses

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      • Mentor members & activists
      • Develop more unity and power in the workplace
      • Strengthen and grow our membership
      • Build relationships and coalitions with other organizations
      • Help to rebuild CWA’s legacy
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      Campaign Flyer

      Kathy Southern

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have over 36 years of union experience. I started out as a union steward and then became an area representative, then elected to Executive Board for the past 3 years.  I have successfully stopped 3 force adjustments in Local 7777 due to the company utilization of contractors.  I understand how important it is for transparency and ethical behavior for trust to be earned.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      Build our union strongerbigger and better, by using all the tools available including social media platforms.  Encourage member involvement and teach Union Reps the skills needed to win grievances!

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      OFFICE OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
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      Dale Feller

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      My union background consists of over 44 years of CWA experience.  I have served as:  Steward, Area Rep, Vice President, Executive Vice President, President, Director of the CWA District 7 Dislocated Worker Project, 1989 CWA Bargaining Committee (bargained with U S WEST), and Secretary-Treasurer for the last fifteen years.  I have completed three CWA Leadership Schools and earned a Labor Relations Certificate and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      Fulfill the duties of Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with our Local By-Laws; be the custodian of all assets, maintain the Local’s records, and keep expenses in line with income.
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      Campaign Flyer

      Chuck Griffith

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a union Steward, and now currently Area Representative, a member of the Death & Service benefits committee, Finance Committee, Community Action Committee and Executive Board. I also chair the Safety, By-Laws, and Membership Mobilization and Organization Committees.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      I want to bring clarity and transparency to the position of Secretary-Treasurer. If our members have questions, I will provide answers. Together, we will find true solutions.

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      OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT – PRIVATE SECTOR

      Anthony Scorzo (By Acclamation)

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a union member since 2004 with IBEW and CWA. I have served as a delegate to DALF, LPAT Chair, Area Rep, and Steward with CWA. Prior to that I served as a delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor, board member of the Illinois Labor History Society, and as President and co-founder of the Chicago Young Workers. What qualifies me for this position are my passion, integrity, and dedication to workers’ rights.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      To build a more engaged, educated, and organized membership, I will publish weekly updates, host regular check ins, and develop in-depth training. An organized union is a strong union.
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      OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT – PUBLIC SECTOR

      Marlene Jimenez (By Acclamation)

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      Local 7777 Lead organizer, Area Rep, DALF delegate, National CWA Equity Committee LCLAA officer community activist negotiated Contracts for DPS, DTAG, First Transit and SEIU I’ve been Public Sector Vice President for over 15 years.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      Continue organizing and educating workers on worker Issues and Build our
      Local.
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      EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS
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      AT&T Mobility

      Shannan Calvin (By Acclamation)

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a Steward for my local 7777 since June of 2019. My career in mobility however goes back to 2011 when I first started with Cricket Wireless before transitioning to AT&T during the merger. I have recently moved to a WFH call center position for AT&T which has allowed me to learn even more of the inner workings of mobility within the company.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      With the rapid closing of stores, I want to work towards more protections for our Members in retail locations and ensure the new WFH position is fully understood and covered.
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      Avaya
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      Sandra Parker-Murray (By Acclamation)

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I am a 23-year union member with 12 years at local 7777. Political Activist and Lobbyist for CWA and acted as liaison with Avaya CWA members and United Way in Atlanta. Served as Alliance Coordinator for three years 2005-2008 in Atlanta. Union Steward at Avaya (Atlanta) 8 years. Attended first and second year of leadership school at University of Georgia (Athens) Attended Labor Leadership school at the University of Wyoming.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      I hope to bring awareness to union members the importance of the political and legislative processes. I hope to increase PAF contributions and increase participation in virtual monthly meetings.
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      CenturyLink

      Anna Robbs 

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a Union Steward for the past 5 years. Stepped up to the plate and have taken on multiple tasks within the Local. Member of both the Regional and Local Health and Safety Committee's. Have been the Data Coordinator for D7 the last three years. Have been a Union Activist for the past 16 years and member in good standing.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      I not only want to make things better for our members now, but, focused on our future members as well. Leading the way to make them feel inclusive, cared for, and to advocate for our ongoing success with them in mind.
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      Josie Smale 

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a union steward for almost two years. I started participating in union activities because I want to make a change in the workplace and make work a happy and fun place for everyone. I am currently a broadband technician and have been for over six years. 

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      I want to give broadband field technicians a bigger voice when it comes to company and union decisions. 
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      Norm Tafoya 

      Union Background and Qualifications:

      I have been a proud member for over 20 years. When possible, I attend meetings and I frequently make suggestions in the best interest of the membership.

      Hope to accomplish if elected:

      1. Increase membership.

      2. Listen to membership and help the board make decisions based on the input of the members.

      **
      DPS

      Anna Guerrero (By Acclamation)

      Upcoming Events
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      Nov 10, 2020
      Public Sector Meeting (DPS Members)
      Nov 14, 2020
      CWA Local 7777 2840 S Vallejo St Main Hall
      PEIR Meeting
      Nov 19, 2020
      CWA Local 7777 2840 S Vallejo St Englewood CO 80110 Hall 1
      Safety Meeting
      Nov 19, 2020
      CWA Local 7777 Hall 1
      Executive Board Meeting
      Nov 24, 2020
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      Adam Carranco with father Omar Carranco
      Nettworth Scholarship recipient
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