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here to learn more about
Read more about it at the links below
Why is CenturyLink making this change to
you may have heard, CenturyLink is embracing a new company direction as
Lumen, with the promise to further human progress through technology.
The company will continue to honor its roots as a telecommunications
provider and the people who have made Lumen what it is today, while
also embracing a technology future.
believe we are ideally positioned to meet customers needs as the 4th
industrial revolution requires them to keep pace with a rapidly
evolving world – one that leverages an ever increasing amount of data
and emerging technologies and depends on software-enabled products and
digital services. And we believe the brand Lumen conveys our network
strength and the incredible capabilities our platform powers to help
transform how businesses operate. We will continue to offer residential
and small business services under the CenturyLink brand, and have even
launched Quantum, a new best-in-world fiber offering for these
Will my benefits, such as retiree
healthcare, 401(k) or pension change?
you will see a new company name, rest assured, this brand change and
repositioning will have no impact on the benefits for which you are
eligible. There are no changes to the eligibility, timing of benefit
payments (such as pension) or the service center support you currently
receive. And while some of the plan names may change, we will manage
the plans the same way.
What can I expect in the future?
applicable, you will begin to see updates during our upcoming Annual
Enrollment cycle and will receive new ID cards reflecting the Lumen
brand to use in 2021. Future communications to you will be from Lumen.
Will the stock ticker change?
the stock ticker will change to LUMN on September 18, 2020.
Where can I go for more information?
you have additional questions, I encourage you to visit the retiree
benefits website at lumenbenefits.com (previously
centurylinkbenefits.com) for updates and FAQs. You can also learn more
about the company’s new direction at lumen.com.
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One of the biggest elections
of our lifetime is coming up in November. The votes that we cast as
union members will be crucial in ensuring we have pro-labor candidates
elected at the local and state level all the way up to the White House.
We know Joe Biden is the
clear choice to fight for union members. But this election will be
close and we have to do all we can to make sure we defeat Trump in
Can you volunteer to
phonebank to help turn out the vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?
Join hundreds of volunteers across the country to get out the vote
during CWA’s National Nights of Action! Join us wherever you
are — we will send you information on how to connect online after you
Click here to sign up: CWA.org/GOTV2020
National Nights of Actions:
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, & Oct 27 — Sign up for as many
2 hour shifts as you’d like!
You will receive information
to connect via Zoom from 2020 Victory/Mobilize after you RSVP. We’ll
kick off each phone bank via Zoom with a brief training and Q&A
before making calls.
We look forward to
seeing you at a phonebank!
CWA Legislative and Political Team
P.S. If you haven’t made a plan to vote, do it NOW! Get
important info: CWA.org/Vote
at the Sept 10, 2020 meeting for local
are as follows:
Vice President= Mike Thompson
Treasurer= Mark Rocha
President Waukee= Corby Robbins
President over Repair and CCT’s = Mary Jane Albright
President over SCC and ATT=Denise Hauptly
You will note that no one
is running opposed.
Note: The position for VP of Waukee is vacant.
Bob Herrick VP for Waukee is not running as he steped down from that
Committee Chair Election
- Jerry Uhlman
RETIREES Chapter 7102
Due to RED Alert for the
State of IOWA, we will not having
the September’s Meeting. We are hopefull the numbers will allow us, to
month meetings, OCTOBER 8th, 2020, at 1pm.
Labor Day traditionally
marks the homestretch of election
season. As we race toward November 3rd, working people have
stake than ever before.
Please mark your calendar,
dates of debates, 1st
Presidential debate, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 2nd
debate, Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3rd Presidential debate,
Thursday,October 22, 2020. The 3 debates will begin 9pm ET, will run
minutes, w/o any commercial breaks. The
Vice Presidential debate will Wednesday,
October 7, 2020.
Please continue to take
care of yourselves, and remember to
get a FLU Shot, Do consider wearing a face mask and staying at a
distance, and frequency
You can vote by Absentee Ballot.
Go to the Official Iowa
Absentee Voting site
And you can later track your ballot online.
We look forward to seeing
you all soon!>
Officers of RETIREES Chapter 7102 RMC /CWA
Required Minimum Distributions
For 401(k)s And IRAs For
The bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus
President Trump includes welcome tax relief for retirees: The required
minimum distribution rules for Individual Retirement Accounts and
401(k)s are waived for 2020. That means that instead of taking money
out this year, retirees can keep their investments growing. The RMD
waiver applies to 403(b) accounts, SEP IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs. This is a
repeat of the 2009 RMD holiday during the Great Recession.
The rules for who needed to take 2020 RMDs were already funky because
of the SECURE ACT, passed in late December, which changed the age
triggering RMDs from 70 ½ to 72, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across
the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they
are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention
measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication
without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued
Health and Safety department has established a process for locals to
report on what protections employers have put in place as well as for
members to report any incidents of exposure or infection. If you have
been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms consistent with
infection, contact your healthcare provider immediately and follow
reporting procedures established by your employer. Also notify your CWA
Local or District as soon as possible.
To find out more click the above link.