August 10, 2020

CWA/THRYV Bargaining Report #1

CWA/THRYV Bargaining Update #1

August 19, 2019



December 11, 2018

DEX/YP Bargaining update

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the parties met and exchanged several counters. We bargained intensely, and the Company provided some data that we questioned. This bargaining has been made even more difficult by the fact that the Company has provided information and data that is inaccurate or incomplete. The Company apologized to CWA for the inadequate responses to our information requests. The Company rejected all 7 proposals that CWA made.

December 7, 2018

DEX/YP Bargaining Update # 12-13

Bargaining Update for days: 12-3-2018 12-4-2018

The last two days have been pretty active with both sides making some movement on the smaller issues. Unfortunately, there has been little movement on the major sticking points like Term pay, Severance pay, Average pay, Vacation, Sick and PPT days.
We have submitted counter proposals and are waiting on the companies response.

November 27, 2018

There will be a call Wednesday 11/28/2018 7pm brief talk about status of this round of CWA/DEX-YP bargaining.

There will be call this Wednesday 11/28/2018 at 7pm to briefly talk about this status of this round of CWA/DEX-YP bargaining. ONLY members will be permitted on the call.

November 20, 2018

CWA-DEXYP BARGAINING UPDATE DAY #12 9:00am - 8:00 pm 11/14-15th 2018

The Company grew frustrated and indicated they are seeking a contract this week. Two thoughts, District 3 has only been bargaining for less than three weeks collectively. 2nd CWA again expressed receiving incorrect data was disrespectful and intentional. There is no way CWA would/could bargain without the correct data. The company presented their Last best Offer for full settlement. We are still so far apart on accepting this offer. All of their proposals are retrogressive.

November 19, 2018


Your Bargaining Team reconvened today with a full agenda aimed at getting an understanding from the company on their stance on the following items: Seniority, Termination pay, Vacation, PPT, Sick Leave, Pension, Average Pay, Sales Drive Comp plan just to name a few. The company explained their position on all of the above-listed items which were not a great dialogue on the actual concept of bargaining. “Bargaining in good faith approach.”

November 8, 2018

DEX/YP Bargaining Update # 10

On 10/25/2018 bargaining team had a conference call to review the new data that was provided to us. During out last in-person session, the company, submitted wrong data to CWA for us to examine. This quite troubles some. This has been the constant theme with DEX/YP. This was a very brief call, our Bargaining team voiced their concerns about the inaccurate data and suggested it appears intentionally. and told them we are not reconvening until the company’s data is accurate.

October 4, 2018

CWA DEX/YP Bargaining Update #9

Today, the company provided a “real” result comparison between the current pay plan versus the company’s Sales Drive plan. Some vital data was missing, but the results provided were not promising. Unfortunately, we expect the results to be even more dismal when all the data is compiled. We also reviewed the 2019 benefits package.

October 3, 2018

CWA DEX/YP Bargaining update #8

The bargaining team met today with the company. The company presented additional info on Sales Drive which provided a clearer picture of the new sales compensation plan they want to implement with the new contract. The bargaining team presented an item for discussion as well as Proposal #1 about Healthcare benefits.

August 27, 2018

CWA DEX/YP Bargaining update #5&6&7

Day 5 8/22/2018: Today was a full day of DEX/YP rolling out the Fixed and Variable Rate Vehicle Reimbursement Program (FAVR). This 12 page presentation gave a detailed breakdown on how the program works. CWA has some serious concerns as to how the company will use the data that the mileage app collects. Day 5 and the company has not passed any proposals.

August 9, 2018

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

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


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


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


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


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.

March 9, 2018

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.

February 12, 2016

YP Questions & Answers #2

Please see YP Questions and Answers

February 11, 2016

YP Questions & Answers

Please see YP Questions and Answers

February 3, 2016


The PDF file linked below covers the changes to the current YP Collective Bargaining Agreement. This has been a very long and tedious bargaining session. I would like to thank the bargaining team for the very hard work they did to secure the best possible contract.

January 28, 2016

2016 CWA YP Bargaining Report - Tentative Agreement Reached

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Company. The details will be announced in the coming days to all local Presidents and then presented to the Members-at-Large for ratification.

January 22, 2016

2016 CWA YP Bargaining Report # 17

The Bargaining Committee met on Tuesday, Wednesday and today to continue discussions regarding the Company proposed sales compensation program. We have several concerns regarding implementation, mileage reimbursement and automobile allowance.

January 14, 2016

2016 CWA YP Bargaining Report # 16

January 8, 2016 -- The Bargaining Committee met today with the Company and reviewed the latest Sales Comp matrix plan for all channels. There has been some movement on the Total Target Comp but there still remains the question on how and when a rep may advance to the next level.