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.
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.
Since leaving Arlington Heights at the end of June, your Union Bargaining Committee has had several calls and also met in Cleveland, OH, Tuesday and Wednesday to continue working and strategizing about ways to convince the company to reach a fair agreement with CWA.
Today marks the 113th day of bargaining. This update will be more of a summary of our current position rather than a report on new developments, because there are simply no more new developments to report.
There have been no breakthroughs in negotiations yet this week. This committee has continued to lookfor ways to draw AT&T off their current stances and address the concerns that CWA members have identified.