Today, the CWA bargaining committee met with AT&T and rejected the company's proposed mandatory vaccination policy for Union-represented employees. Our committee further emphasized that CWA supports voluntary vaccination programs and opposes mandatory vaccination as a condition of employment. Our committee then introduced a counter proposal which provides incentives to employees who volunteer to be vaccinated, as well as those who have already been vaccinated. The Union's counter proposal also includes a testing option for employees who choose not to be vaccinated.
After going through the counter proposal and answering the company's questions, the company stated they would give it further review and consideration. The parties agreed to reconvene negotiations tomorrow morning. Additional updates will be distributed as they become available.
CWA Bargaining Committee:
District 3: Nick Hawkins, Assistant to the Vice-President
District 4: Curt Hess, Assistant to the Vice-President
District 6: Mark Franken, Administrative Director
District 9: Domonique Thomas, Assistant to the Vice-President
CWA T&T Office: Ken Saether, Assistant to the Vice-President