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August 9, 2018 — News

Contract extension for DEX/YP

CWA District 3 has agreed to extend the current YP contract that is set to expire on 8/11/2018 to September 10, 2018 @ 5pm. This is a 30 day extension. All current provision in the contract remain intact. An extension means we still time to mobilize and organize non-members. In the past few weeks, we have received some membership cards from longtime non-members. Please I urge every local to make a concerted effort to sign up non-members.

August 1, 2018 — News

Meet the CWA District 3 DEX/YP 2018 Bargaining Team

Cathy Smith just celebrated her 20 year service anniversary after joining Bellsouth in 1998. She experienced the transition from Bapco to AT&T, YP and now DexYP. Cathy has been an active union member throughout her entire career and became a Job Steward in 2015. She started as Telephone Rep before moving into the Premise Rep position and is now acting in the Major Accounts role.

July 27, 2018 — News

CWA / DEX-YP BARGAINING REPORT #4

Day 4 - DEX-YP went over their proposed changes to our existing contract. Typical bargaining, In one breath, the company expressed that all employees are valuable and then in the next sentence, pass some proposed cuts to most all of our current contract language There were several things that we strenuously objected.

July 26, 2018 — News

CWA / DEX-YP BARGAINING REPORT #3

DEX-YP presented the Bargaining Team with a model of their proposed compensation plan aka sales drive. The model in its current state form was one of the most insulting, highly offensive comp plans that any of us have ever seen.

July 25, 2018 — News

CWA / DEX-YP BARGAINING REPORT #2

Day 2 of Bargaining began with the presentation of the Company’s New Proposed Compensation Plan also known as Sales Drive. CWA Bargaining Team has quite a few of questions and clarifications needed in reference to the plan and will meet to peel back the layers. The Sales plan included some good but also included quite a few issues that are in need of further clarification and tweaking.

July 24, 2018 — News

CWA/DEX-YP BARGAINING REPORT#1

Today we are opening up 2018 bargaining between DEX Media and Communications Workers of America in District three. This is going to be an opportunity for DEX Media to do the right thing and take care of our members, the ones who are the face of this company and the ones that drive the revenue. CWA understands that in order for our members to succeed that the company has to be profitable, but this does not have to happen on the backs of our members.

July 10, 2018 — News

CWA District 3 Newsletter #10

News from CWA District 3 Locals:
* Service Technician Herfner Franklin Saves a Life
* Local Leaders: Wells Fargo Profits Shouldn’t Be At Expense of American Workers, Consumers, and Communities
* There Is a Notion That Unions Are Weak In The South
* Yvonne Kinston Won The Karen Murphy Women Of The Year Award
* Tony Barlow talks about AT&T using contractors versus CWA Members
* Congratulations To Cathy Barksdale
* CWA Awards TV To Paula Loudermilk

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; Local 3871 Preparing for Bargaining; News From Local 3905; Georgia Day of Action & Legislative Conference; Nashville Mobilization for Mobility; and more.

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