June 30, 2015
Your Bargaining Team faced the company today and continued to lay out our framework for success. We proposed correcting seniority dates for former part-time employees, extending Article 7 rights, and several letters of agreement that we believe are beneficial to our member i.e. preserving pension band consideration, job offer guarantee and JLA.
June 29, 2015
Today your committee met with the company and proposed excused time for Partnership, a true layoff process for temporary employees, relief between tours, stronger connecting and callout overtime language, expansion of bridging seniority, expansion of ESIPP, election training payment and protecting vacation time.
June 26, 2015
Your committee met with the company today. The Union proposed improvements to employees’ availability of paid time off, the reduction of forced overtime, and more family time off on the weekends. The Union also proposed improvements to multilingual positions and an expansion to the definition of immediate family.
June 26, 2015
The tentative agreement between CWA and AT&T Corp. (Legacy T) has been ratified by a 77% “yes” vote. A separate Contract for AT&T Puerto Rico was also ratified by the members there. This was an extremely difficult round of bargaining with demands from AT&T that would have frozen the pensions of future retirees, eliminate pensions for new hires and greatly increased the amount our members pay for medical care.
June 25, 2015
Your committee met with AT&T today. CWA proposed six (6) positive changes. These proposals addressed breaks, qualifiers, training pay, objectives and quota relief in the customer market groups.
June 25, 2015
A tentative agreement has been reached between CWA and Windstream-Kentucky, LLC. (CWA Locals 3371 and 3372)
June 24, 2015
Your committee met face-to-face with AT&T Today. The company presented a proposal to bring Letters and MOA’s negotiated since 2012 bargaining into the proposed 2015 contract.
June 23, 2015
The Parties met today with both presenting position statements.
June 22, 2015
Your 2015 CWA District 3 Bargaining Team has been meeting together since Monday, June 15, 2015. Our efforts, thus far, have been concentrated on prioritizing and writing proposals based on issues brought forward by your Local Representatives.
May 29, 2015
Local 3204 held a rally at the at&t Mobility Store in Buford, Georgia on Thursday May 28,2015 because the company discriminated against an employee due to him having Diabetes. The employee asked to be excused from work to go to the hospital, however his manager refused. He went to the hospital immediately after work and was admitted 4 days with 2 spent in the ICU. He nearly lost his life due to AT&T failing to excuse him from work. Upon his return to work he was terminated for his attendance. The company could have waived the 4 days absence giving the circumstances and chose not to.
May 22, 2015
A Contract Explanation meeting was held Sunday, May 17th near Baltimore, MD for Local Presidents from around the country. The team reviewed, in detail, every change in the Tentative Agreement and answered questions from the Locals in preparation for the ratification vote.
May 14, 2015
Attached is the summary of the ATT Legacy T Tentative Agreement
May 13, 2015
After over two months of bargaining we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) at the Legacy T table. The team feels we were able to beat back the majority of the Company’s retrogressive demands. While there are increases in the cost of Health Care, they are much less than the Company originally demanded and we have added an option with lower premiums. We negotiated wage increases that will more than cover those costs and give our members significantly more money in their pockets during the life of this agreement. Rather than the pension freeze the Company wanted, we got a pension increase and maintained and improved our job security language.
March 27, 2015
I received a call from Jimmy’s son, Mike Dodson, in September, 2014, asking if I would help celebrate his dad’s upcoming 90th birthday by writing a letter from CWA, Local 3907 thanking his dad for his many years of service to the phone company and for his loyal support of the union.
March 19, 2015
The Women’s Committee held its 4th annual Woman of the Year Contest where Locals nominated women who exemplify the values of CWA in their Local and community.