News

June 7, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #12-14

June-4 thru 6-2018

Brothers and Sisters we met again with the company and continued passing proposals trying to get an equitable and fair contract for our members. The Company is continuing to pass retrogressive proposals and your Union is remaining strong. We are not accepting the attempt to deteriorate our bargaining unit with poverty wages, high insurance cost, and frozen pensions.

June 4, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #11

6-1-18

We met again with the company today to discuss proposals on health care, training differential, loaded labor rate, contractors, pensions, Ready to serve, and requested more information on wages and benefits. The discussions have been slow but we are learning a lot of where the company wants to end up at. We are not in agreement with the Company’s vision and will forge on to get the best possible contract for our members.

June 1, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report 7 thru 10

5-25 thru 5-31

Brothers and Sisters we met with the Company today and asked more questions surrounding their proposals and requested more data regarding healthcare. We passed proposals on overtime call out pay training differential, and schedule changes. The Company passed counter proposals on holidays and pensions.

May 25, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #5 & #6

5-23 & 24-18

Brothers and Sisters the mood at the bargaining table has changed. Since the Company has decided they do not want to partner with the Union the subtle pleasantries are out of the window. We are here to conduct business and get a fair and equitable contract for our members. We are continuing to request and review data, pass proposals, and do the job we were sent to do by our members.

May 24, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #4

The meeting convened at 9:00 am EST.
Brothers and Sisters it’s about to get live here in Kentucky. The Union in its effort to bargain a fair and equitable contract presented counters to the company’s proposals. We are trying to address the company’s concerns without deteriorating our members’ livelihoods and working conditions. Some of the retrogressive proposals include but are not limited to two tier wages, reduced benefits, removal of holiday, and freezing the pension.

May 24, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #3

5-21-18
The meeting convened at 9:00 am EST.
Minor proposals involving clean up language and getting the contract in line with the practices were passed and a tentative agreement was reached. We are continuing to review and request data needed to bring home a fair and equitable contract for our members.

May 23, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #2

The meeting convened at 9:00 a m EST.
Both parties had more question concerning each other’s proposals. There was a lengthy discussion concerning Holidays, Job titles, definitions, commuting allowance, training, temporary transfers, personnel records, and contractors. Movement is slow but the discussions are healthy.
The team will meet internally for the next few days and will meet with the Company Monday morning.

May 21, 2018 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #1

5-15-18
Today we opened up bargaining with Windstream in Lexington Kentucky.
CWA Staff Representative Charlie Maxwell (Union Chair) gave an opening statement laying down the ground rules for this bargaining session. Charlie informed the company that the CWA is strong and demands respect and will also show respect likewise.

May 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T, Nexstar Hit with Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Failure to Disclose Plan for Tax Windfall

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and Nexstar for refusing to provide information about the company’s plan to use its tax windfall to invest in its workforce.

March 23, 2018 — News

Notification of Mobility TA Vote

I am pleased to announce that the TA has passed

March 19, 2018 — News

CWA – AT&T Mobility Final Bargaining Report 2018

Please see attached TA Agreement

March 15, 2018 — News

District 3 AT&T Mobility (Black) Contract TA Call 3/9/18

Listen to a recording of the March 9 town hall call.

March 9, 2018 — News

Edition 9 - March 2018

Covington Tennessee Wireless Store & Work Center

March 8, 2018 — News

2018 AT&T Mobility Black Contract Tentative Agreement

The 2018 AT&T Mobility Black Contract Tentative Agreement town hall call has been scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Eastern. 

February 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T Wireless Workers in Southeastern States Reach Agreement on New Contract

AT&T wireless workers from nine southeastern states and the U.S. Virgin Islands won increased wages, more job security and rollbacks of offshoring and outsourcing in a tentative contract agreement reached last night.

February 15, 2018 — News

AT&T Mobility Bargaining Report #15

The committee met with the company throughout the night. Shortly before midnight we received a comprehensive proposal from the company that includes wages, benefits and addresses many of the concerns brought forth by the bargaining committee

February 14, 2018 — News

AT&T Mobility Bargaining Report #14

The committee just concluded meeting with the company and have yet to reach an agreement. Although we have made progress around some issues there are still important issues that are unresolved, most notably wages and benefits.

February 13, 2018 — News

AT&T Mobility Bargaining Report – February 12, 2018

The committee met with the company this morning to pass a counter-proposal to their second company package proposal and their benefits package. Unlike previous meetings, the company was very open to discussing the “why” behind our proposals.

February 12, 2018 — News

Mobility Bargaining Report – February 11, 2018

The committee met for an extended time today to discuss and prepare a counter-proposal to the company package proposal. Although we are slowly making progress, the company continues to reject proposal after proposal. 

February 12, 2018 — News

Mobility Bargaining Report – February 10, 2018

The bargaining committee met with the company many times today in an effort to reach an agreement on certain issues. While most conversations have been unproductive, we were able to agree on proposals involving hours of work, non-discrimination, company-union relationship, personnel records, and call quality observation.

February 12, 2018 — News

District 3 Mobility Bargaining Report – February 9, 2018

The committee met with the company today and was surprised to receive a packaged proposal. While we were hoping the company had finally taken the higher road and accepted our proposals, it turns out their proposal included an unacceptable wage table, an outlandish benefits proposal, and only two of the twenty-eight proposal’s we’ve passed.

February 12, 2018 — News

AT&T Mobility Regional "Black Contract" 2014 -2018

As everyone knows the AT&T Mobility Regional (Black) 2014-2018 Contract expires at midnight tonight.

February 7, 2018 — News

CWA Mobility Bargaining Report #8

The committee met for an extended time today to discuss and prepare counter proposals on absences, company-union relationship, call and sales floor observations, and hours of work.