June 09, 2006

CWA Layoffs - AT&T Fucks up in Fort Worth

Talk about bad idea jeans... AT&T sent out a 'surplus announcement' which means (here in Fort Worth) that they have 235 people they are about to layoff. Bitches. Of course, they choose to do this AS the Democratic State Convention is going on. Across the street. How's that for smart?

CWA Local 6201 has set up a picket line which several Democrats were marching on, including Sandra Ramos and David Van Os. It's pretty obvious from talking to one union member that AT&T plans to outsource jobs to contractors here AND OVERSEAS.

Guila Jackson, a member of the CWA Local 6201 said that the worst part has been dealing with HR at AT&T which outsourced health care to Sedgewick CMS. Apparently, they are denying a number of claims that were covered under the CWA contracts with AT&T. The methods are entirely familiar... denial after denial, always for a different reason AND then change the forms frequently so no one knows what's going on.

Jackson went on to tell of one worker, a veteran of Iraq, whose claim was denied for an unspecified reason.

Please crosspost on this as what AT&T does here they're probably planning to do across the State.

Posted by mcblogger at June 9, 2006 01:01 PM

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I'm going to try to blog about this at some point in the next day... I got some pictures and interviewed the Southern Area Director of the CWA along the picket-line.

Posted by: Bradley at June 11, 2006 01:37 AM

Just put up a new post on this.

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Posted by: Anonymous at December 8, 2006 05:23 AM

Sedgewick CMS is a big problem here in Connecticut- Are there more cwa members at at&t who want to join forces to fight this?

Posted by: member at December 28, 2006 11:20 AM

Sedgewick CMS and at&t are notorious here in connecticut. Are there more members out there ready to join forces on this issue?

Posted by: member at cwa at December 28, 2006 11:22 AM

I'd like to find out more information about Sedgewick CMS and AT&T agreement to have them managed AT&T LTD payments. I used ot work for AT&T, became disabled, and while Cigna was managing the LTD I never had a problem in 16+ years until now with Sedgewick messing with me.
If anyone has any information on how to handle this mess, please post it here. Thanks

Posted by: Mikki [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 3, 2007 12:56 AM

Rob and I have been posting the "Sedgwick CMS Experiences" of a number of people on the net. Go to Rob's blog: sedgwickcms.blogspot.com and read the "horror stories" of others! Send us information on your "horror story", how to contact you, and we'll get your story out to the world! We are working with law enforcement agencies and Congress to expose the "fraud" that is taking place. If we band together, we can fight and win!


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