AT&T VP Runoff

The ballots counted on October 27, 2017 for the Vice President AT&T position did not establish a clear winner by majority. A majority being 50%+1 of the ballots received. Therefore a runoff in necessary between the two candidates that received the most votes in the first balloting. The timeline for this runoff is as follows.

TIMELINE FOR AT&T VICE PRESIDENT RUNOFF

Monday, November 27, 2017  9:00AM

Ballots prepared and mailed.

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Last day to request duplicate ballots by 5:00PM

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017  9:00AM

Undeliverable mail picked up & duplicates mailed out.

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ballots due at post office by 6:30PM

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017   9:00AM

Ballots picked up verified and counted.

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Send a letter to AT&T NOW!

Hi All:

We need all of our members, regardless of what unit you are from, to please click on this link and let AT&T know that they need to respect the bargaining process and come to the table prepared to achieve what’s Fair for our Mobility members!

This week we met with AT&T for the first time since they sent their “final offer” out to CWA members. The company still wants to continue outsourcing jobs and avoid addressing all the issues that matter most to CWA members.

If we want to win on our issues, we have to make sure the company knows that we are united and willing to do whatever it takes to get the contract we deserve. That’s why it’s so important to take action right now.

TAKE ACTION: Send an email demanding AT&T stop playing games and address our issues.

📩 Click here to send an email.

Once you’ve sent your email, make sure your coworkers send theirs.

Keep up the fight. Your mobilization efforts are essential to making the company move at the table.

For more details about what happened at the bargaining table, read the latest report. Click here.

In unity,
Your bargaining team

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“Orange” Contract Bargaining November 10, 2017 – Bargaining Report #61

The Company has been posting misinformation to you since they decided to send out their ridiculous “final offer”. The more we discuss their final offer, the more misinformation we uncover. Your Bargaining Team has conveyed our disgust to the company over their actions, and it is comforting to see our membership standing united and not falling for their propaganda. Talks continued this week and the Union passed our full counter proposal to the company that includes all those issues you’ve identified as a priority in this round of bargaining.

The Company continues to reject proposals surrounding flexible EWP time, a fair absence plan, real job security, new work for technicians, call sharing language that would protect call center workers, language securing retail jobs and addressing the issues facing our supply/warehouse members. Rather than share their enormous profits with the workers that make them profitable, the Company would rather mislead their employees and try to convince them that less is more. Discussions at the table are scheduled to continue throughout the weekend. We are here fighting and we need you to be mobilized and angry in the workplace.

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters. When We fight, We Win!

In Solidarity,

Mike Baxter, Local 1101

Frank Oliva, Local 1298

Deb Casey, Local 2204

Jeff Reamer, Local 13000

Julie Daloisio, Local 13500

Holly Sorey, Local 4202

Glen Skeen, Local 4320

Hector Capote, Local 7250

Debbie Goulet, Local 7803

Joe Sison, Local 9412

Brandon Beck, Local 9511

Pat Telesco, District 1, Chair

Tonya Moore, District 1

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DTG Bargaining Report #3

Your Bargaining Team met on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. After months of hard work by your bargaining team, we are pleased to announce that a Tentative Agreement has been reached between CWA and DTG.

CWA will be holding contract explanation meetings at the Culver City Veteran’s Memorial located at 4117 Overland Ave.  Culver City, CA 90230.

The dates and times for the meetings are as follows;

Tuesday, November 14 from 9am to 11am in the Uruapan room and Friday, November 17 from 6pm to 8 pm in the Garden room.

Subsequent to these meetings, Members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify this agreement. The items that have been tentatively agreed to include:

  • Recognition
  • Union Security
  • Non-Discrimination
  • No Strike-No Lockout
  • Deduction of Union dues
  • No strike, no Lockout
  • Shut Down of Operations
  • Moonlighting
  • Management Rights
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Part-Time Employees
  • Seniority
  • Workweek and Overtime
  • Holidays and Holiday Pay
  • Vacations
  • Bereavement
  • Sick Leave
  • Leave of Absence
  • Jury Duty
  • Uniforms
  • General provisions
  • Incentive plans
  • Term of agreement
  • Wages
  • Health and welfare
  • 401k

*Remember, only Members can vote.  If you have not signed your membership card, now is the time to do so. See your bargaining committee for a membership card.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

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CWA/SEIU 2015 BARGAINING REPORT #8 10/31/2017

Bargaining between the parties took place on October 31, 2017. SEIU brought a counter to the wage proposal that your union bargaining committee proposed on October 3rd. The union bargaining team was disappointed in SEIU’s response to our proposal, in that they countered with a minimal General Wage Increase and with the remaining based increase on an incentive program based on membership growth. The Union passed a proposal on the Grievance and Arbitration Procedure which extends the time limits and makes the informal meeting on grievances optional. SEIU agreed to meet with the Union in subcommittee on Relocation. The Union also proposed improvements for holiday pay treatment for regular full time and regular part time employees. The Union proposed improvements on Bereavement Leave and the elimination of vacation time having to be accrued. The Union passed a proposal that increased meal allowances for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and includes a meal allowance when working 12 hours in a day when away from home.  We also proposed mileage reimbursements in addition to an increased car allowance. SEIU responded with a reduction in meal allowance. The Union proposed to delete staff support of SEIU Local 2015 decisions from the contract. To date, we have Tentatively Agreed to four (4) proposals including the Leave Donation Policy.

The next Bargaining meeting is scheduled for November 20th.

Wear red on Thursdays and on Bargaining meeting days in support of your Bargaining Team

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Election Results Certification

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“Orange” Contract Bargaining November 7, 2017 – Bargaining Report #60

CWA and AT&T Bargaining Committees met in New Jersey today where AT&T finally properly passed us their “Final Offer” proposal package, which contains details of the so-called highlights which they have been emailing to you the membership since last week.

We had hoped AT&T was done playing games and was sincere in getting down to real negotiating. Instead, shortly after our bargaining session today, they emailed more fake news about their employment security commitment offer to you. Here are the details they left out:

  • In today’s fake NEWS NOW, they said “if a call center or retail store closing results in a surplus, employees will be guaranteed a job offer in our Mobility business”. The truth is the job literally can be anywhere in the country. There is no limit on distance.
  • If you work in a Call Center where multiple job duties are performed, and specific functions of that Call Center are outsourced that result in a surplus of any title and the Center remains open, then no one is protected under this proposal.
  • If the company decides to surplus the Sales Support Representative (SSR) title, and the store remains open, no one is protected in their proposal.
  • Did they mention that the job offer will only be made if the “Employee is meeting expectations and must be qualified, as determined by management.”
  • If you are lucky to receive a job offer, they will give you 1 day to decide if you want to accept the offer or it will be considered you rejected the offer.
  • While today’s email states that their offer means “employees will be guaranteed a job offer;” the real truth is the proposal says: “If a job offer is not made within 6 months from the date the employee is notified of the surplus, the employee will continue under the terms of Article 14, Force Adjustment,” which means if they don’t have a job to offer you within 6 months, you take your severance and leave. This is not a guaranteed job.
  • They also have a section in there that says that the company retains the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend employment security commitment at any time due to business conditions.

Your Bargaining Committee is reviewing the entire company package and preparing a

comprehensive response that will adequately address your needs. Don’t be fooled into believing that the company’s propaganda has your best interest at heart.

Bargaining is set to resume tomorrow. WHEN WE FIGHT WE WIN!!

In Solidarity,

The CWA Bargaining Committee

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2017 SSP Award

As a bargained-for employer covered by a Successful Sharing Plan (SSP), you may be eligible for the 2017 SSP award. This SSP award is ties to the employers’ efforts toward the Company’s success as reflected by the increase in stock price and by dividends declared. Specific details about your eligibility can be found in your contract.

The total value of the 2017 SSP is $294 per full-time employee. The 2017 SSP payment will be made on the November 17, 2017 or November 22, 2017 paycheck depending on your payroll cycle.

Here’s how to determine the amount of the SSP award. Each eligible employee receives an award of 150 Success Units that are multiplied by the increase in stock price during the award year, plus dividends declared during that same period.

Dividends were declared four times during the award year at a rate of $0.49 per share. The stock price declined from October 3, 2017, to September 29, 2017, resulting in no payout for the rest of the stock price component. Therefore, the calculation is 150 Success Units multiplied by dividends declared ($0.49 x 4) – which equals $294.

If you require additional assistance, please contact your supervisor or the OneStop Interactive Voice Response (IVR) at 888-722-1STP (888-722-1787), say “payroll” and follow the prompts.

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AT&T Mobility Workers

AT&T Mobility workers are wearing stickers this weekend demanding a fair contract! Reply with your pics.

Details: http://lil.ms/1v8h/3r9n2q

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“Orange” Contract Bargaining November 2, 2017 – Bargaining Report #59

What a week! Instead of waiting until Tuesday, November 7th, which is the earliest day AT&T was available to meet face to face, they tried to go around us and directly to you. They emailed this proposal to you, our members and to the public via SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings and tidbits picked up by reporters. It makes us proud to say our membership stands united and won’t fall for bullshit pranks like this.

We let the company know we were available to meet face to face as soon as they were, and we are traveling to New Jersey to be prepared to meet with them this coming Tuesday.

AT&T has the audacity to go to you, the members, and ask you to tell CWA to put this offer that was not presented to the Bargaining Committee out to a vote. There is nothing to vote on. We will put out an Agreement for you to vote on when we have an Agreement that meets your needs, based on member surveys.

Today AT&T continued their dirty, sneaky campaign to peddle their funky math to you directly in an email from AT&T President of Sales and Distribution Brian Shay. Don’t believe it! When we negotiate general wage increases, they do compound on each other, but it seems that AT&T is including wage table step increases that have already been negotiated to create an illusion that is an artificially higher number. In their example, if you are at Step 10, they are including money you already have coming to you that was won in previous negotiations. If you are an RSC, they are counting in $2,000 that is not new money but money simply being moved from commissions to base pay. We would guess that these calculations even include the $1,000 they say they will offer as a signing bonus. This all looks like fuzzy math to us. We do have to thank AT&T for pointing out what we already know: That they control your commission money and as Shay says in his email “it” (the money in your base pay) is money you can count on regardless of where you land on your goals. Thanks for making our point on this Brian. They change the goals at will. What good is a commission plan if it’s not negotiated and AT&T changes it every month to take money away from you.

Next week you can count on us to review and accurately assess the company’s so called “Final Offer” when we finally get this proposal passed to us and we have the opportunity for live dialogue. We will do the math correctly!

Please check in with your Local and your mobilizers for the latest information on FYFO.

Thank you for your continued support, because when we FIGHT, we WIN!

Your CWA Bargaining Committee

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