2015 Open Enrollment

2015 Open EnrollmentWith Open enrollment getting ready to start there has been a number of calls regarding the information posted on the CenturyLink home page regarding 2015 Open Enrollment – Benefit Plan Changes and Communications. This posting speaks to the elimination of the PPO option, the doubling of the working spouse surcharge, etc. These changes only apply to the Non-Bargained and LCTL Bargained Employees – not the legacy Qwest employees. Our benefits, including premiums and other charges, are locked for the term of the contract.

Our benefits remain separate and distinct from the Benefits for the rest of CenturyLink.


Cost information is posted on the HR Link homepage and in your Qwest 2013 Final Bargaining Report and Tentative Agreement.

Albuquerque Qwest Bargaining Council Meeting

Attached is a copy of the remarks and the Agenda from the 2014 Legacy Qwest BC Meeting in Albuquerque, NM.  This information is also available on the CWA District 7 site.

Do not disclose or distribute outside CWA.  Login Required.

  1. 2014 Albuquerque Qwest BC Meeting Agenda
  2. Union Density at CenturyLink
  3. Benefits for those hired or rehired on or after January 1 2009

Premium Payments

Section 4.3

 Absence due to Jury Duty will be included in the calculation of premiums.

Section 4.5  

 The 49 hour Premium is now split into 2 new Sections – a new 49 – 55 hour voluntary overtime premium and a 49 hour (or more) premium for mandatory overtime.

Those who volunteer to work overtime will be paid time and one-half for the 49th through the 55th hour. The premium for mandatory overtime from the 49th hour on remains at the double time rate.

An employee who volunteers to work overtime can "un-volunteer" but must do so a minimum of 24 hours in advance. The Company will consider circumstances beyond the employee's control for less than 24 hour notice.

Time worked under Section 4.7 Sunday Premium (time worked on Sundays), Section 4.8 Holiday Premium and Section 4.9 Christmas Eve/New Year's Eve Premium will now be excluded for the calculation of either the 40th or 49th hour premiums.

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