CWA/AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #15
March 22, 2018
Fighting Today…Focused on the Future!
This morning, the Appendix F subcommittee was scheduled to meet with the Company. We did meet …. but it seemed the Union’s ideas and questions were too much for the company to process. They stated that they didn’t really have time to discuss any more of the union’s concerns today and that they had proposals they needed to work on. The subcommittee meeting ended after about seven minutes!
This afternoon the company rejected the Union’s proposal on Appendix F and presented us a disastrous counterproposal that gutted current language with no improvements. Some of the items in the proposal included being able to assign vacation to employees, removing paid holidays, and deleting pay protection.
The Union passed an information request across the table relating to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. The Union is requesting information on how AT&T plans to use this corporate windfall to raise wages and create jobs, as was stated by AT&T Chairman Randall Stevenson and others. If the company’s behavior in bargaining thus far is any indication, they were all hollow words!
Well, at least a tentative agreement was reached on Appendix A21 (Neutral Evaluation Process).
Doesn’t appear that the company believes we are serious! The clock is ticking!
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