AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #28

The Bargaining Team met with the Company this morning & rejected the following Company proposals:

  • Language changes in the Consumer Common Interest Committee
  • New Compensation Plans and Recognition Awards Program
  • Article 43

The Union TA’d Appendix 1 Special Allowance.

The Bargaining Team passed the following proposals:

  • Pittsburgh in the role of PCG Specialist stipulation
  • Article 45.8.(c).(2) added language for absence for close friend to attend the funeral or a memorial service

We met with the Company this afternoon and the Company passed the second proposal on Repopulation of Titles.

The Bargaining Team met this afternoon to go through all proposals and entire contract to assess where we are.

We appreciate all the mobilization that is happening across the country. Turn it up! They need to hear from you all!

Remember, the company’s net profit in 2017 was 29.3 billion dollars. That equates to 80,273,972 dollars a day including Holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

Mobilize             Mobilize               Mobilize

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AT&T LEGACY T BARGAINING REPORT #27

The Bargaining Team met with the Company this morning to present proposals for USVI:

  • Add language Alliance Training
  • Add Successorship language
  • TA’d Article M –SAFETY (Pg. 25)

The Union also presented a proposal for Successorship in the core contract.

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

Bargaining is scheduled to resume tomorrow.  We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

MOBILIZE          MOBILIZE           MOBILIZE

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AT&T LEGACY T BARGAINING REPORT #26

The Bargaining Team met with the Company today to present proposals on Appendix A for DTV;

  • Adding core Articles in Section 1
    • Art. 3 Definitions
    • Art. 4 Authorized Union Representation
    • Art. 6 Union Activities
    • Art. 13 Personnel Records
    • Art. 14 Safety
    • Art. 19 Benefit Plans
    • Art. 24 Force Adjustments
    • Art. 26 Technological Displacement
    • Art. 31 Employees in Military Service or Active Duty for Training

In addition we presented proposals on adding the following letters from the core agreement:

  • Service Anniversary
  • Work and Family Programs
  • Union Representation
  • 2005 Letters, (KK) and (MM)
  • 1998 Letters, (h) and (o)

We proposed language changes in the following Sections:

  • 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
  • 5.6, 5.9, 5.10
  • 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, 6.14
  • 8.1, 8.2 8.3, 8.4, 8.5

Bargaining is scheduled to resume tomorrow morning.

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

MOBILIZE          MOBILIZE           MOBILIZE

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9003 Job Site Visits

DATE: LOCATION:
Monday April 2, 2018 CMG – meet & greet
Friday April 6, 2018 Lyons  – 7:30am
Tuesday April 10, 2018 Furnival – 6am
Thursday April 12, 2018 Raymer – 6am
Friday April 13, 2018 Cedros – 7:30am
Friday April 20, 2018 Burnett – 7:30am
Tuesday April 24, 2018 Plummer – 7am
Thursday April 26, 2018 NCS
Friday April 27, 2018 Pioneer – 7am
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Union – 7am
Thursday May 3, 2018 Western
Friday May 4, 2018 Sherman Oaks
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Gault St. Reseda
Thursday May 10, 2018 Agoura
Friday May 11, 2018 Montrose
Friday May 18, 2018 Reseda Blvd
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Palmdale Ave Q
Thursday May 24, 2018 6pm meeting – America Legion
Palmdale
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Juanita
Representatives will be at the location 1/2 hour before start times
Locations and dates are tentative and subject to change
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AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #24

The Bargaining Team met with the Company today and passed the Union’s proposal on the Health Care Plan. We passed a proposal that would provide real relief to the lower paid title as well as containing the costs to the higher paid titles. We designed this to be cost neutral to the company.

We aren’t even asking for more. We are only asking to maintain our current level of coverage while maintaining the same cost structure to our members.

We passed the proposal late this morning. The Company rejected our proposal less than 3 hours later. We are outraged that the company gave so little consideration to such an important benefit to our membership.

After the Company rejected our proposals for DTV and the USVI to be part of Article 43, the company passed proposals today to carry forward the following with no changes:

Appendix A – DTV

  • Section 2 – Classification of Employees
  • Section 3 – Seniority
  • Section 4 – Company-Union Relations
  • Section 5 – Time Off
  • Section 6 – Working Conditions
  • Section 8 – Force Adjustment

USVI Addendum

  • Article B – Definitions
  • Article C – Union Business
  • Article D – Grievance Procedure
  • Article E – Arbitration
  • Article G – Travel
  • Article H – Absence
  • Article I – Paid Time Off
  • Article K – No Strike/No Lockout
  • Article L – Management Rights
  • Article N – Discipline
  • Article O – Hours of Work
  • Article P – Contracting Out
  • Article Q – Non-Discrimination
  • Staffing – ATS Transfer System (ATS)
  • Article M – Safety – Local Safety Committee

Remember, the company’s net profit in 2017 was 29.3 billion dollars. That equates to 80,273,972 dollars a day including Holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,
Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

Make sure you’re signed up to receive news and updates via text message by texting the word LegT to 69866.

E-mail: cwamobilization2018@gmail.com, with photos from your Mobilization actions.

We have received some reports that lend us to make some clarification in bargaining terminology.

  • Proposals passed: is a proposal passed across the table for consideration by either the Union or Company
  • T/A: means Tentative Agreement, meaning we are in agreement on this item/ issue at this time
  • Rejected: means either the Union or the Company is not interested in the language of that proposal.
  • Accepted: Means either party is accepting the proposal
  • Amended: is when either party makes changes to an existing proposal that is on the table
  • Withdrew: Is a proposal that has been withdrawn by either party and is no longer up for consideration
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Corporate CEOs Got the Money, Now We Want the Jobs

Remember those big promises that President Trump and the Republican Congress made about their corporate tax bill? President Trump said every worker would receive a whopping $4,000 raise if the bill passed. Corporations made promises, too. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was one of the biggest supporters of the Republican corporate tax cut bill and promised to create thousands of good jobs in the U.S.

So now that the tax bill has gone into effect, where are those $4,000 raises? Where are those good jobs?

It’s clear that corporations plan to use their windfall to boost executive pay and reward large shareholders. To hold them to their promises, working people need to join together and fight. That’s why CWA’s bargaining teams have sent letters to employers including AT&T, Piedmont Airlines, Envoy Air, and Nexstar Broadcasting requesting detailed information on how those companies are using their gains from the largest corporate tax cut in U.S. history. We’re working with unions representing nearly 6 million workers including SEIU, AFT, and the Teamsters to hold employers accountable for the promises they made to raise wages and bring jobs back to the U.S. if the tax bill passed.

We want to find out how much the companies are benefiting from the tax cut, what portion of those benefits they are using to raise wages and create jobs, and exactly how many jobs have been sent to contractors. We will use the information to bargain for contract changes that raise wages and bring jobs back for our members.

Failure to disclose the requested information could subject the companies to an Unfair Labor Practice complaint under the National Labor Relations Act. CWA and the other unions plan to send more letters as they enter into bargaining with other companies.

“Working people deserve to know how their employers plan to spend their tax savings so they can bargain for a fair share of the windfall and ensure that corporations do more to bring jobs home and improve pay and benefits,” said CWA President Chris Shelton.

Our effort to hold corporations accountable for their promises is getting attention from the press, including a featured article in USA TODAY.

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AT&T LEGACY T BARGAINING REPORT #23

The Bargaining Team met with the Company today and passed the following proposals:

  • Amended proposals to Art 16.7 & Art 24.5  raising relocation money
  • Retirement Related Benefit Eligibility to add age 60 & 15 years of NCS
  • Amended proposal for Appendix 2 Special City Allowance adding Greenwood Village, CO
  • National Transfer Plan adding AT&T of the Virgin Islands INC & DTV LLC to Attachments A&B
  • Union’s counter to Company’s proposal on repopulation of titles eliminated during 2018 collective bargaining

The Company withdrew Company Proposal 1 to eliminate Appendix 6, conditioned on the Union accepting the moving of the following letters into Appendix 6:

  • Appendix 4 Metro Segment Incentive Compensation Plan
  • Memorandum of Agreement – Single, One-Time Pension Contribution for Eligible Employees
  • Building Construction
  • (S) Pension Asset Transfer
  • (V) Special Social Security Supplement
  • (m) Metro Segments – Performance Appraisals
  • (s) Pension Computation for Employees in Metro Segments
  • (xx) Customer Sales and Service-Commission (CSSS-S) Title Change Agreement

The Company also responded to several open RFI’s. We will review the data and respond accordingly.

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

MOBILIZE          MOBILIZE           MOBILIZE

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AT&T LEGACY T BARGAINING REPORT #22

Yesterday the Bargaining Team met with CWA Research to go over data to help us formulate proposals on Healthcare.

Today the Bargaining Team continued to meet as a group to put together counter proposals and review all proposals that have been passed.

Folks, this is a collective agreement, but what we are seeing is AT&T collectively hates us. Is it legal? Yes. However, it is not going to get us to a fair contract. They are trying to take everything away in an effort to leverage our desired enhancements.

The strategy behind this is that when we maintain or get something back it feels like a gain. But we know better. It is net neutral and of no gain to us.

This is a tactic used by companies going broke; remember this is a very profitable company.

STAND UP! STAND STRONG! FIGHT BACK!

 

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

MOBILIZE          MOBILIZE           MOBILIZE

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AT&T LEGACY T BARGAINING REPORT #21

Today the Bargaining Team met with the Company.

The Union TA’d the following:

1989 Provisions – Groups Extended
*(8) Operator – Service Assistant (pg) 374
*(17) Vacation Schedule (pg) 375

1992 Letters Extended
*(a) Local Agreements (pg) 371
*(b) Indemnification (pg) 371
*(c) Overtime Equalization (pg) 371
*(e) Downgrades to New Job Title (pg) 371
*(g) Schedule Change – Part-Time Employees (pg) 371
*(s) Operator Services – Weather Emergencies (pg) 372

1995 Letters Extended
*(c) Arbitration Awards – Interim Earnings (pg) 368
*(d) Article 16 Transfer/Reclassification to PT During Surplus (pg) 368
*(m) Employing Training (pg) 369
*(p) Excused Work Days (pg) 369
*(bb) Teleconference Specialist/Operator Force Adjustment Procedure (pg) 369

1998 Letters Extended
*(h) Ergonomics (pg) 346
*(l) Interim Status (pg) 346
*(o) NPG Home Garaging (pg) 346
*(p) On Call (pg) 347
*(q) Operator Services – Performance Measurements (pg) 347
*(r) Employees of Messaging Applications Services (pg) 348
*(v) Article 37 Scheduling (pg) 351
*(bb) Subcontracting – CWA Operations (pg) 352
*(cc) Designated Holidays (pg) 354
*(gg) Green Circle Treatment (pg) 354
*(hh) Technicians (pg) 354
*HITS Network Communications Technician Force Adjustment (pg) 360

2005 Letters Extended
*(W) Special Leave Program
*(BB) Term Employees
*(KK) Drug Testing
*(b) Agency Temps
*(d) Compensatory Time (List A & List B)
*(i) Evening Meal Allowance and Expenses (List A & List B)
*(u) Scheduling (List & List B)

2009 Letters Extended
*Recall Forward
*CVS Caremark
*Service Anniversary
*Work & Family Union Representation
*Union Representation
*2012 Letter

Telecommuting
*Also agreed to TA the Company proposals to eliminate the following :
*Electronic Monitoring Trial (pg) 265
*Article 39 Termination Pay (pg) 344
*The Union rejected the Company proposals on the following:

To eliminate Job Security
*ATS
*Article 41
*Article 43

To eliminate Appendix 2 Special City Allowance (in its entirety)

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We are working apart over the Easter weekend. Bargaining will resume next week and we will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

MOBILIZE MOBILIZE MOBILIZE

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WILL Empower Apprenticeship Program

CLUW wants to let you know of an open call to help recruit a new generation of women labor leaders. Ally organization WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) is asking for help to identify and recruit the first members of the WILL Empower Apprenticeship Program. A new program designed to provide entry level opportunities to work in economic justice movements.

Will Empower is looking for rank-and-file workers and student activist graduates with a proven commitment to social and economic justice who want to explore long-term jobs with worker-based organizations. WILL Empower’s paid apprentices work for three to twelve months with unions and worker justice organizations across the nation in a variety of capacities, including organizing, research, communications, politics, mobilization, and policy. The first group of apprentices will begin work in the fall of 2018 after completing the WILL Empower cohort gathering and training program.

Click here for a guide with more information about the Apprenticeship.

Applications are due June 15, 2018.

CLUW is proud to support and uplift WILL Empower as a newly-launched, multipronged initiative designed to identify, nurture, and train a new generation of women’s labor leadership. Click here to read more about them at www.willempower.org.

Note that WILL Empower is also recruiting for their inaugural Innovative Women Fellowship, designed for developing a new idea for the future of labor and building worker power. Letters of interest for the fellowship are due April 6.

For more information contact willempower.labor@gmail.com.

Be sure to share these opportunities and be a part of building female leadership for the future of the labor movement! Thank you!

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