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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
January 7, 2016 --- The Bargaining Committee met today with the Company and were presented with a detailed look at how territories are created. There still are some questions that we have regarding the process and how the transition will affect our existing members.
January 6, 2016 -- The Bargaining Committee met today with the Company and revisited the plan to divide all markets into territories, specifically market segmentation, territory management, assignment criteria and quota management.
The Bargaining Committee met with the company today (December 21st) to discuss the proposed new compensation plan. We have several questions regarding the proposed roles and responsibilities of the new sales titles. Other issues discussed were the proposed implementation timeline, the recent announcement of Brian Street (comp plan architect) leaving the company for other endeavors, and naming of his replacement, Julie Bunn.