AT&T SW Bargaining Report #11
February 15, 2017
The CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Company on February 14, 2017, and presented a comprehensive Modified Union Demand Package. The Union Committee’s Demand Package was in response to the completely unacceptable Company Demand Package. CWA Bargaining Chairman, Mike Neumann, stated in the meeting that both the Union and Company entered into early bargaining with the understanding that both Committees would do their best to negotiate a contract by the end of February. Both Committee Chairs agreed that this was the goal and both agreed to get serious with negotiations.
The Company presented the CWA Bargaining Committee responses to previous data requests that the Union had previously presented. Listed below are the Union’s demands that were presented on February 14, 2017.
Return contracted work back to the Bargaining Unit
A watermark of 100% headcount at the end of the 2017 Agreement
Improvements to the National Transfer Plan
Improvements to the MOA for Employment Security Commitment
Improvements on the Force Adjustment Article
Improvements on the Severance Payment Tables
Proposals on Holidays, Vacation, EWP’s, Travel and Absences from Duty
Significant Wage Increase
New language on the Contracting of Work
Improvements to the 401K Savings Plans
Increases in the AT&T Pension Plans
Improvements to the Bridging of Service
Increases to the Age Credit Factors of the BCB2 Program
Improvements to the Medical, Dental, Life Insurance and and Vision Plans
Pay Protection for all contractual time off for the Leveraged Service Representatives
Extend the Service Representative Review Committee
Extend the Recommendations of the Revenue Management Representative Working group
Extend the Recommendations of the Communications Consultant Joint Leadership Forum
Comprehensive package improvements for Premises Technicians
Contractual time off considered worked time when calculating overtime
Lower time in title and time in location
DIRECTV work given to Premises Tech instead of contractors
Add per diem to Travel instead of the current amounts
Reduce mandatory overtime
Your CWA Bargaining Committee has received many comments about Bargaining Reports #8 and #9. The Members of the Union Committee are appreciative that you are reading the reports and are Mobilizing to let your Managers know that we are all in this together and that we will not accept anything less than a good and just Labor Agreement. Your CWA Committee thanks all of you for your words of encouragement and support.
PLEASE KEEP UP YOUR MOBILIZATION ACTIVITIES!!!