The Bargaining team wanted to take a few minutes of your time to update everyone on our contract negotiations. Your elected bargaining committee of six, along with the CWA District 4 Committee chair and District 4 Staff Representatives, opened formal Bargaining on March 6, 2018 and here we are now just a little over a year and ninety-five bargaining reports later we are still working without a contract.
The Union, once again REJECTED the Company’s “revised final offer”. The CWA District 4 Midwest Bargaining Committee met yesterday with AT&T in formal session to exchange proposals on some of the remaining open items.
The Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2019. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2019.
After many months of little progress in moving towards an acceptable agreement, we are returning to the bargaining table in an attempt to restart meaningful negotiations. We are taking this initiative as we hope the company will begin to make movement from their previous positions.
On Monday's town hall call, CWA President Chris Shelton announced our campaign to have Congress investigate what AT&T is really doing with their billions in corporate tax cuts after all the promises the company and politicians made to us about jobs.
The CWA committee met this week at the District 4 meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. We continued to strategize with Vice President Hinton and President Shelton on ways to move the Company on the issues most important to all of us, most importantly jobs and work.
The Union committee returned home from Chicago yesterday.
The Company’s latest offer continues to fall short of what CWA members have demanded that this bargaining committee fight for - although they did a nice job of trying to mask it in their email to employees yesterday morning.