CenturyLink

Ill less than 8 days?

CenturyLinknews3When an occupational employee's illness continues, company policy dictates that the manager notifies Qwest Disability Services (QDS) on the fourth consecutive day of an employee's absence to trigger the Short-Term Disability and/or FMLA process. Absences of more than three days that do not qualify for STD may still qualify for protection under FMLA.

The employee is also required to contact QDS on the fourth calendar day of illness.

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Effective Dates of the CenturyLink Contract Changes

Lump Sum Payments

Will be paid (one-time) on the first payroll period following the ratification date. The two percent (2%) Lump Sum Payment will be calculated using the employee's basic wage rate as established on the last day preceding the ratification. Lump Sum Payments will be subject to Federal, State and Local taxes and other legally required withholdings such as Union Dues. Taxes will be determined using the IRS tax withholding rate applicable for lump sum payments. Part-Time and Incidental employees shall receive a prorated lump sum amount based on their EWW as of the effective date of such payment.

Ratification Payment

The $500.00 Payment, minus Federal, State and Local taxes and other legally required withholdings such as Union Dues will be paid to all Regular full-time and part-time employees on the payroll as of the date of ratification. Part-Time employees shall receive a prorated lump sum amount based on their EWW. This payment shall be made no later than four (4) weeks from October 25, 2013.

Other Changes

The changes to the Healthcare and 401k Plans and to other provisions such as Article 12 Illness Absence, will not be effective until January 1, 2014.
In terms of the other changes such as Daily Premiums that are now effective, the new titles, etc., these are being reviewed to outline a transition period to the new language. Once that process is completed, we will finalize the dates and put that into a Letter of Agreement and distribute it to the Local Unions.

CWA-CenturyLink Ratification Information

The 2nd tentative agreement between Century Link and CWA has been ratified by the CWA District 7 membership.

Local 7200 tally was 67% YES and 33% NO.  The final district-wide tally was 60% YES and 40% NO.