Your Bargaining Committee met with the Company and was able to reach a tentative agreement on a proposal to include Utility Operations in the Occupational Safety and Health Committee referenced in Article 16.03 of the BST Telecommunications Agreement. This tentative agreement will add an additional member to the OSH Committee from CWA-Utility Operations and an additional member from the Company. We have had numerous discussions with the Company regarding safety issues that affect our members during 2015 bargaining, and our participation in this Committee will provide them a voice long after bargaining has ended.
The Company rejected more Union proposals that would have expanded the scope of work for Machine Operators to include DTV buried wire work and provide language for PMRs.
There are still proposals on the table to improve paid time off, increase uniform program allowances and increase termination allowances. We also have issues being addressed at the Common Interest Table concerning benefits plan improvements although we have still not seen a wage proposal from the Company at the CIT.
Thanks to American Retirement Solutions Agency Christopher Boggs for providing lunch yesterday.
Thanks to Local 3611 for providing lunch today.
Work Safe! Stay Strong! Keep Mobilizing!
IT’S OUR TURN!!!
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Your Bargaining Committee:
Billy O’Dell CWA Rep District 3 – Chair
Ben Price – Kentucky
Gail Shewalter – South CarolinaJason LaPorte – South Carolina