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Working Towards a Brighter Future

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Check out the Bargaining Updates page for photos of our Local 3642 members dressing up for Halloween and to support the contract bargaining team.

Weekend contact procedures for Dec. 2-Dec. 4

 Nan Daniels will be our on-call e-board member this weekend from 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday night Dec.  4. This is for emergencies through text or email You can reach her at

919-986-2510 or nancwa3642@gmail.com.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

CWA LOCAL 3642 AT A GLANCE

A Distinct Identity

Our Communications Workers Union knows that strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our united collective. Back in 2000, our founding leaders realized that by working together we could overcome challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to join forces as CWA Local 3642.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

NettWorth Financial Group

With offices from coast to coast, NettWorth Financial Group has been helping clients reach their financial goals since 1995.

Our unique combination of knowledge, experience and insight has impacted tens of thousands of families throughout the country. From education to implementation, from planning to servicing, our advisors are focused on you. The average financial advisor at NettWorth Financial Group has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry.At NettWorth Financial Group, our advisors participate in an extensive continuing education program. This training helps to insure that our advisors are knowledgeable about the latest financial tools and strategies in the industry. NettWorth Financial Group understands all the pieces of the puzzle. We have the knowledge and resources to help make your happy and fulfilling retirement a reality. We help our clients to have a happy and fulfilling retirement. Using our unique planning process, Retirement Transitions, we apply a more comprehensive approach to your future.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

JOE BEIRNE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment.  Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies. Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity, as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. On April 26, 1999, the CWA Executive Board voted to combine the Joseph Anthony Beirne Memorial Foundation and the Ray Hackney Scholarship Fund, thereby creating the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation. 

ELIGIBILITY

CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.

DATES

 

Applications are accepted during the months of November through April. Final deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is April 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

SELECTIONS

Winners are chosen by lottery drawing and only winners will be notified. Click here for a list of past winners

STUDY REQUIREMENTS

No specific studies are required. Scholarship winners may pursue whatever courses they wish.

FUNDING

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation has been built up by voluntary contributions and is self-perpetuating. Contributions and pledges are received from CWA Locals, members and officers.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should only be submitted through the online application form.

WHO WAS BEIRNE?

Joseph Anthony Beirne is considered CWA’s founding leader. The son of Irish immigrant parents – his dad was a union railroad worker – Beirne grew up in Jersey City, N.J. and went to work in 1927 for Western Electric, the Bell Telephone System’s manufacturing arm. With the New Deal labor reforms and passage of the Wagner Act in 1935, Beirne and others were inspired to begin organizing the nation’s phone workers. After the National Federation of Telephone Workers was formed in 1938, the fiery and charismatic Beirne soon ascended to the presidency in 1943 at the age of 32. He set himself the mission of molding this loose federation of autonomous unions into a true international union. That goal, forged in the fires of a tough nationwide strike by 350,000 Bell System workers in 1947, was achieved the following year with creation of the modern Communications Workers of America. With a strong new national structure and affiliation with the militant CIO in 1949, CWA, under Joe Beirne’s leadership, broadened its organizing focus. It grew steadily in numbers and strength and used an innovative pattern bargaining strategy to raise wage and benefit standards throughout the communications industry. The union also became a leading force in the political and legislative arenas, community services, the civil rights struggle, and global labor affairs. When Beirne, who was seriously ill, stepped down from the presidency in June of 1974, CWA had become recognized as one of the most dynamic and progressive unions in the world – qualities that also described its leader for more than three decades. Joe Beirne died on Labor Day 1974. The Joseph A. Beirne Foundation honors his lifelong commitment to education and progressive social causes.

HOW IT WORKS

Scholarship Timeline:  Applications due January 31. Applications reviewed February to May. Award notifications are made on May 31, and the award winner list is posted online the first week of June.

Review the eligibility criteria.

 

Create an online account and login.

 

Complete and submit your application.

 

*Note — You may return to your application as many times as needed to complete prior to the deadline. 

Questions about the CWA Scholarship program? Send an email to scholarships@unionplus.org

If you have started an application be sure to check the FAQ button in the dashboard of your application.

THE UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) See eligibility in the tab below.

THE FACTS ELIGIBILITY

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year. See more details on eligibility in the tab below.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31st of the scholarship year. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS

Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2020. Students may re-apply each year.

 

ISAIAH'S AWARD

Isaiah’s Award was created to honor the exceptional life of Isaiah C., a beloved child, fostered and adopted by a current, long-time employee of Union Plus.  Isaiah was a smart, talented, spiritual, generous and kind young man. It is our wish that his gentle spirit live on, in part, through this namesake scholarship. Applicants for Isaiah’s Award must have a special connection to the foster care system, and will be asked in their application to describe their personal, employment, volunteer experiences, or career goals related to the foster care system.

AWARD DATE

Scholarship Timeline:  Applications due January 31. Applications reviewed February to May. Award notifications are made on May 31, and the award winner list is posted online the first week of June.

OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The students selected for university, college, trade or technical school scholarships represent a wide sampling of backgrounds, union affiliations, goals and accomplishments. The selection process is very competitive since we receive over thousands of applications each year.

 

THE UNION PLUS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Union Plus Education Foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships to students of union families. Over 3,000 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. With the help of donations from union supporters, the Foundation can help even more union families attain their education goals. Learn more about the Union Plus Education Foundation.

 

IUE-CWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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IUE-CWA SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
James B. Carey Scholarships

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Five $4,000 scholarships. Children and grandchildren of all IUE-CWA members and IUE-CWA employees (including retired or deceased IUE-CWA members or employees) may apply.

Furniture Workers Willie Rudd Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship. All IUE-CWA members and employees and their children and grandchildren may apply.

 

 

 

Members' Benefits Links

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AT&T WIRELESS DISCOUNTS

1-800-897-7046, FAN #3508840
Save 15% off monthly wireless service from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless company.

 
DELL DISCOUNTS

1-877-882-3355, ID# PS16626766
Save 10-30% on Dell laptops and desktops.

 
FLOWERS

1-888-667-7779
Save 20% when you send flowers, gifts or plants. Items are hand-delivered by local florists.

MORTGAGE

1-800-848-6466
A mortgage program to help you and your children buy a home. Unique benefit helps make mortgage payments if you’re out of work.

 
MOVING DISCOUNT

1-800-593-2526
Preferred moving discounts with Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines.

BUDGET TRUCK RENTAL

1-800-561-1157 BART # 56000127763
Save 20% off truck rentals from Budget.

 
CLOTHING DISCOUNTS

Justice Clothing Co. 1-888-661-0620 All American Clothing 1-888-937-8009, Code: UnionPlus Union House 1-877-642-7710, code UnionPlus
Buy union-made apparel and save 5% to 10% on everything you buy.

 
PET SAVINGS

1-888-789-PETS (1-888-789-7387)
Save 25% on veterinarian services, pet supplies and more.

LEGAL SERVICE

1-888-993-8886
Speak to a lawyer free about any legal question or problem. Free document review and 30% off additional services.

UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP

Awards $150,000 annually to members and their families pursuing higher education.

UNION SAFE

Grant money and advice to help union members facing financial hardship.

 
ACCIDENT INSURANCE

1-800-393-0864
Receive up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost. Additional coverage also available.

 
AUTO INSURANCE

1-800-294-9496
Save with competitive group rates. Features driver’s training grants and payment deferments during strikes.

 
CONSUMER CREDIT & BUDGET COUNSELING

1-877-833-1745
Get free, confidential budget and credit counseling, and no-cost debt management assistance from certified counselors.

 
LIFE INSURANCE

1-800-393-0864
Protect your union family’s future with life and accident insurance.

 
PET INSURANCE

1-866-473-7387
Save up to 15% on pet health insurance premiums.

 
CREDIT CARD

1-800-522-4000
Union-backed credit card with competitive rates and assistance for members facing job loss, recent disability, large hospital bills.

 
SECURED CREDIT CARD

1-800-651-5108
Establish or rebuild your credit history with this secured credit card.

ENTERTAINMENT DISCOUNTS

1-800-565-3712, ID# 744387769
Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters, sporting events and more.

 
THEME PARK DISCOUNTS

1-800-565-3712, ID# 744387769
Save at parks nationwide including Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Universal Studios and more.

 
UNION PLUS TRAVEL CENTER

Your one stop for savings on airfares, hotels, car rentals, worldwide tours, condo rentals and more.

UNION SAFE GRANTS

Eligible union members can apply for Union SAFE grant money (which does not need to be repaid) — and access Union Plus benefits and advice — to help combat the problems in today’s economy.

AUTO BUYING SERVICE

1-877-683-0110
Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck.

 
CAR RENTAL DEALS

Alamo 1-800-462-5266,ID# 7015700 Avis 1-800-698-5685, ID# B723700 Budget 1-800-455-2848, ID# V816100 Enterprise 1-877-222-9711 Hertz 1-800-654-2200, ID# 205666 National 1-800-227-7368, ID# 5029562
Save up to 25% on car rentals with discounts from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, & National.

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Local 3642's membership appreciation day

On Monday, November 1, 2021, CWA Local 3642 held a membership appreciation day in the RDU Res cafeteria. Despite a busy day of mandatory overtime, President Tammy Scott and volunteers Mary Smith, Sharon Vaught, Kim Brugh, Nancy McLemore and Laurian Nobrega were able to meet with our OBRs and hand out goody/headset bags to show our appreciation for all the difficult and stressful work everyone has put in over the past two years. 

For those members who weren't able to pick up their bags, we plan to have another recognition day sometime in the next month. You can also pick up your bags at the Local, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you like.

A huge 'thank you' to the other volunteers who helped put this all together:

Karen Hooper     Raven Johnson     Dawn Hiatt Rathge     Carol Bonilla

Tammy Hux         Nan Daniels

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CWA 3642 Honors Cary's Emergency Workers on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, CWA 3642's Community Committee collected donations from it's members to buy and serve lunch and dinner to Cary's Police Department, the firefighters at Station 3 and the EMTs. We did this to honor those that serve and protect our community on a daily basis in memory of those who we lost 20 years ago.

Thank you to all those who donated money, time and food for the event and to Mr. Paul at NY Pizza in Cary. A special thank you to Tammy Hux, Maria Clarke and Tammy Scott for organizing such a nice way of letting our emergency workers know we appreciate them.

Everyone was so appreciative of the gesture and it was an honor to be a part of this wonderful day. 


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Upcoming Events

  • CWA Local 3642 January Membership Meeting--Jan. 10, 2023 -- 10 a.m.
    January 10 - 10 a.m.
    Zoom
    Just like that and 2023 will soon be upon us. Why not sign up now for our first membership meeting on 1/10/23 at 10 a.m. You can attend in person or via Zoom. Join us to see what new is happening with YOUR Local. We hope to have some bargaining updates as well. See you there. #Get involved!
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  • CWA 2022 North Carolina State Meetings
    September 11-14, 2022
    Myrtle Beach Embassy Suites
    September 11-14, 2022
    Myrtle Beach Embassy Suites, 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, USA
    State meetings for 2022
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  • CWA 3642 Women's Committee Food Drive
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    CWA Local 3642, 117 Edinburgh Dr. South Suite 203, Cary NC 27511
    The CWA 3642 Women's Committee is accepting non-perishable food items for the benefit of a food pantry that will support our members that are in need.
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