July 26, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #22

With just over one week remaining until contract expiration, there continues to be vast differences between our idea of a fair agreement and the company's idea. After seemingly fruitful discussions in subcommittee, the company has devalued everything we have proposed. We want to reach an agreement that benefits all of our members. Unfortunately, the company wants a contract that benefits only the corporation. We must stand unified and send a clear message to the company.

July 25, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #21

The bargaining team met with the company late yesterday and received a few packaged proposals. The company proposed expanding the scope of work for Wire Technicians, changing the surplus process within CPE, and adding additional steps to the surplus process for all employees. We are continuing to form counter proposals in response to the mediocre proposals we have received from the company. It is becoming very clear to the team that the company is not sincere about getting a contract.

July 23, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #20

Today the bargaining team gathered data and information necessary to respond to the company's open proposals. We are scheduled to meet with the company later this afternoon. We expect to receive another nauseating healthcare proposal. Thank You to the Mississippi locals for dinner yesterday! Continue your mobilization efforts.

July 22, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #19

Your bargaining team worked throughout the weekend reviewing proposals in order to respond to the company’s position. At our last meeting with the company, we rejected several proposals intended to eliminate work protections in Article 14, allow contracting of work in the CPE and Wire Technician arena, expanding the Wire Technician scope of work, and raising the double-time pay threshold.

July 19, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #18

We met with the company today and countered their atrocious benefits proposal. We are still working to keep our members who serve in the armed forces pay protected when serving this great country. It is very discouraging to have to argue this point, and have the company leverage this issue against some of the other improvements we are seeking. MOBILIZE. MOBILIZE. MOBILIZE.

July 19, 2019

CWA District 3 Contract Rally

Please join your District 3 Brothers and Sisters for a rally unlike any other. Saturday August 3, from 2pm to 4pm. All 9 states united as one.

July 18, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #17

Today your bargaining team had discussions with the company around Wire Technician and call center employees' work-life balance, changes to the surplus process in order to gain greater job security in the event of further force reductions, and several other issues brought to the team through the bargaining task force. Continue your mobilization efforts. They are noticed. Thanks to Locals 3603, 3607, and 3616 for the meal provided today.

July 17, 2019

Utility Bargaining Report # 1

Your Utility Operations Bargaining Team met with the company today and received some proposals that we will have further discussion on. CWA responded by passing multiple proposals that addressed your main concerns regarding Forced OT, Days Off, Safety, Job Security, etc. in an effort to improve our quality of life. Thank You so much Local 3205 Covington GA. for the excellent care package.

July 17, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #16

Over the last two days, the team has discussed proposed changes to improve the surplus process, improve work rules for all our members, and a comprehensive benefits proposal. We are working diligently to achieve a fair contract prior to expiration. Mobilize, Mobilize, Mobilize.

July 15, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #15

Today your bargaining committee met in caucus to formulate a counter to the company’s catastrophic benefits proposal. It is far from what we consider a fair proposal. We will do our best to move the company to where we need to be, to achieve a good contract for the membership. Thanks to Local 3517 for the care package. Keep up the mobilization and remember: Blue Monday, White Wednesday, Red/Orange Thursday, and Black Friday.

July 12, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #14

Today your bargaining team met in various subcommittees, with discussions concerning the grievance process, standby, uniforms, job security, consumer quota relief, flexibility in scheduling time off, and work life issues. We are strenuously working to get the contract you deserve and demand. In case you have not heard, the company is preparing for contract expiration.

July 11, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #13

Today we met again in Sub Committees. We had immense discussions about the surplus and the associated road blocks. We are working to gain greater job security, and as many options as possible for all members in a surplus. Keep mobilizing.

July 10, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #12

We continued meeting in subcommittees today. The subcommittees are discussing solutions to the issues raised by the membership. There are numerous issues being addressed and we are looking at innovative approaches to reach solutions that our members expect. Mobilize!!

July 9, 2019

AT&T SE Bargaining Report #11

The bargaining team met in various subcommittees throughout the day today.

July 8, 2019

AT&T SE Bargaining Report #10

Today your bargaining team continued meeting with the company.

July 3, 2019


A detailed summary of the

July 2, 2019

AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #9

The bargaining tables will not meet this week due to the celebration of Independence Day and will resume on Monday, July 8th. During this time the team will try to digest the plethora of ordure. Keep up the great mobilization efforts!

July 1, 2019


Your CWA Bargaining Team met today to work with the pending items. Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, the parties were unable to meet, but we have kept the communication channels opened. Your team will meet again tomorrow as we prepare to our next bargaining session, which is now schedule for Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

June 27, 2019


Over the past few days, CWA and AT&T have held several informal meetings to discuss all the pending issues regarding our contract. The talks have been very productive, and we are scheduled to meet next Monday July 1st, 2019.

June 27, 2019

CWA/ATT SE Bargaining Report #8

Your bargaining team presented numerous proposals to the Company today, as we continue to address the issues presented by our members. We have now asked for specific improvements in working conditions, benefits, and wages. Included in those were proposals to address the surplus process for all employees. We know this is important, since the Company has declared over 1,000 of our members surplus since the beginning of the year.

June 26, 2019

AT&T Southeast Bargaining Report #7

The Union and Company exchanged additional proposals today. We have presented proposals on lowering the amount of forced overtime, higher pay when working in other cities, an improved surplus process, and more flexibility in bargained time off. This highly profitable company advised us that they have no appetite to absorb any additional costs generated by some of our proposals. They even went as far as offering many retrogressive proposals, intended to strip many of your current benefits and wo

June 25, 2019

2019 AT&T Bargaining - CWA Opening Statements

Today, CWA District 3 and AT&T Southeast officially opened 2019 contract negotiations. We are bargaining three different southeast labor contracts simultaneously, which cover over 22,000 employee's from BellSouth Telecommunications, Utility Operations, and BellSouth Billing Inc. Members across District 3 participated in numerous actions of solidarity across the District, through informational pickets and public displays of support for our bargaining teams.

June 25, 2019

CWA/AT&T SE Bargaining Report #6

The Union and the Company met again this afternoon. The Union presented proposals that included improving the options available to surplus employees; adding additional specified holidays; having core language apply to employees covered by an addendum; and improvements in language regarding employees transferred to another place of reporting.

June 25, 2019

As Negotiations Begin at AT&T Southeast, CWA Members Urge the Company to Share Record-Breaking Profits with its Employees

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson pledged to invest $1 billion and create 7,000 new jobs if Congress passed the corporate tax cut plan, but an analysis shows that AT&T has cut over 23,000 jobs since the tax cut passed and announced job cuts for nearly 2,000 more workers.