CWA/AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #99

July 1, 2019


Fighting Today…Focused on the Future!



The Bargaining team is currently working on a detailed summary for the contract explanation meeting for Local Presidents, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9th. The detailed information will then be shared with membership.


The following is a short summary of some highlights from the tentative agreement.


· General Wage Increase of 10.50% for all titles covered in the Midwest agreement over the life of the agreement. 3% Retroactive from February 5th, 2019, 3% at ratification and 2.25% on April 12, 2020 and 2.25% on April 11, 2021.


· 1% increase in each year of the agreement to Pension Bands (For a total of 4% over the term of the agreement), maintained BCB2 Pension plan for existing employees and new hires.


· Maintained Traditional Health Care Plan and all ancillary benefits with 29% cost share for term of agreement. Moved 2015 new hires into the current employee plan, resulting in lower out of pocket costs for these individuals.


· Protected Article 26 and associated MOA’s, including ESC and EEOP.


· Improvements to Appendix A13 (Monitoring).


· A commitment to increase headcount at Dayton and Southfield call centers by at least 50.


· Maintained Appendix A6 (Success Sharing Plan).


· Maintained all overtime provisions.


· Maintained neutrality, card check and successorship language.


· New letter on providing Paid Parental Leave.


· Appendix F improvements including: seniority language under 7.03 (Force Adjustment), meal reimbursement without receipts, improvements in guaranteed personal time off, increased layoff notification and allowance, a commitment to discuss contracted out DirecTV work to address any planned future force reductions, and no change in job duties.


· Appendix G will be merged into the main agreement.


Your elected bargaining team and District 4 Vice President, Linda L. Hinton are in support of this agreement.


In Solidarity,


Your CWA District 4 Bargaining Team:


Curt Hess


Tina Culver


Dan Frazier


Kim Gallardo


Tim Strong


Greg Tennyson


Jay Walther


Ron Gay


Mike Handley