AT&T workers have given company executives until Friday, May 19 at 3PM ET to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future. If AT&T officials refuse to negotiate fairly, workers will walk off the job in a three-day strike.
In our efforts to improve the work rules for CPE and 911 technicians, the union formed a sub‐committee and added Business Agent Chuck Borchert and Technician Ted Behrendt to work with VP?s Dave Weidlich and Jay Palazzo.
March 3, 2016. The CWA Bargaining Committee met via phone conference this week to discuss the Company's proposal and continues to review data from the company. We will meet as a committee and with the Company bargainers next week.
The Union and the Company met today and the company made several retrogressive proposals related to healthcare and Article VII. In addition, they passed a proposal to eliminate the commitment of employment security. The Union stressed how shameful it is that AT&T would propose these changes after forcing many of these employees to continue their employment with AT&T when they could have had gainful employment and a Guaranteed Job Offer had they been allowed to transition at the time of the Frontier acquisition.
The CWA Local 1298 Bargaining Committee met with AT&T Labor Relations today and based on information previously shared by the AT&T committee, fully expected to dive into the issues that are important to bringing in an agreement in a timely manner. Working together to reach a timely agreement is an issue that the company highlighted during their opening statements. Instead, the company presented the union with contract clean up that was insignificant to the heart of why we are at the bargaining table.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV. This merger is supported by the CWA, the national AFL-CIO and many state AFL-CIOs (including New York's) because it's good for working families and consumers.
"We hung tough, the membership hung tough, we had the support of national, and AT&T knew it and finally realized that 'we're not going to get these guys to move,'" Local 1298 President Bill Henderson said.