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 Local meetings are now at 6:30 PM (time change) on the 2nd Thursday of each month..
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Principal Financial Group has assisted our members with questions on pensions and reitrement. Feel free to take advantage of their services.
 See how to contact them in our  Resource Info section

Expanded links to CL Benefits & Services in our Resource Info section. 
We have all the links to what you may need.  They are right here when you need them.

Medicare choices made simple. Find a link to VIA Benefits in our Resource Section
Via Benefits helps you choose the medical, prescription drug
and vision plans that fit your medical requirements and budget.

Click here to learn more about this program.

Welcome to Lumen Technologies Video

Why is CenturyLink making this change to Lumen?
As 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.
We 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 customers.
Will my benefits, such as retiree healthcare, 401(k) or pension change?
While 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?
If 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?
Yes, the stock ticker will change to LUMN on September 18, 2020.
Where can I go for more information?
If you have additional questions, I encourage you to visit the retiree benefits website at (previously for updates and FAQs. You can also learn more about the company’s new direction at
           Read more about it at the links below
                 The above statement came from the below link

CenturyLink Transforms, Rebrands as Lumen


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 November.

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 RSVP.

Click here to sign up:


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!

In unity,

CWA Legislative and Political Team

P.S. If you haven’t made a plan to vote, do it NOW! Get important info:

Nominations at the Sept 10, 2020 meeting for local officers.
They are as follows: 

President=  Don Dawson

Executive Vice President= Mike Thompson

Secretary Treasurer= Mark Rocha

Vice President Waukee= Corby Robbins

Vice President over Repair and CCT’s = Mary Jane Albright

Vice 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 position.
Committee Chair  Election -  Jerry Uhlman

RETIREES Chapter 7102 RMC/CWA   9/7/2020

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 begin our 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 more at stake than ever before.

Please mark your calendar, dates of debates, 1st Presidential debate, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 2nd Presidential debate, Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3rd Presidential debate, Thursday,October 22, 2020. The 3 debates will begin 9pm ET, will run for 90 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 wash hands.

<>Editors Note:  You can vote by Absentee Ballot.
Go to the Official  Iowa Absentee Voting site
And you can later track your ballot online.
UNITED WE STAND!              
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sincerely Officers of RETIREES Chapter 7102 RMC /CWA

Robbie Thompson Blythe, President

Loretta Hansen, Vice President

Roberta Summy, Secretary

Danita Sapp, Treasurer

Congress Suspends Required Minimum Distributions
For 401(k)s And IRAs For 2020
The bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus bill just signed by 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.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for CWA Members

As 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 employment.

CWA's 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.

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