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Friday
Apr102015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #25

The teams met yesterday, both at the full table and in subcommittees, on health care and monitoring. Several Articles that are not being changed were TA’d.  After our rejection of their proposal the Company did not pursue their demand to change the mileage from 35 to 50 in Article 16 for transfers and Article 24 for relocation allowance. Aside from that no important issues have been settled.

Meanwhile, there is news of another fine for AT&T.  This time it is for $25 million for “failing to prevent a string of data breaches affecting 280,000 of its customers, whose confidential data was used to facilitate the trafficking of stolen mobile phones. Workers at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Columbia and the Philippines accessed the private information of the US-based customers, including their social security numbers, and passed it on to third parties.  Investigators believe it was then used to unlock stolen mobile phones so they could be resold.”

For years the CWA has warned AT&T of this danger as we fought to bring that work back to the United States. As we push for JOB SECURITY for our members we keep reminding them that there would be plenty of work for every one of our members, and more, if they would just bring all this work back.  So far they have been deaf to that demand. 

That $25 million and the $40 million they had to pay last month, because their lawyers missed a court date, would go a long way to help improve health care and pensions for both our active members and our Retirees. 

Keep up the pressure.  Remember to take home your personal items from your work locations when you leave today.  The clock is ticking.

Your Bargaining Team,

Bill Bates

Laura Unger                                                   

Lois Grimes-Patow

Martha Flagge

Mary Ellen Mazzeo

LaNell Piercy

Roy Hegenbart

Cindy Neumeyer 

Thursday
Apr092015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #24

AT&T and your CWA Bargaining Team continue to meet in subcommittee on benefits and other issues.

The clock is ticking! (See attached)

Your Bargaining Team,
Tuesday
Apr072015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #23

There is not a lot to report today. The Bargaining Team spent the whole day together planning our proposals and responses to Company proposals. While we have TAed many parts of the Contract that are not changing, we are still far away on many issues.

Wages have not been discussed yet but that is generally one of the final issues at the table. We have a mandate from the AT&T Bargaining Council that our members MUST end up with more in their pockets at the end of this bargaining than they did at the beginning and that is what we plan to do. It is time for us to get our fair share.

The clock is ticking toward expiration. Turn up the heat.

Your bargaining Team,

Monday
Apr062015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #22

Most of our discussions with the Company were spent arguing over benefits.  The Company wants us to pay the same share of the healthcare costs as managers do (which is higher than us). WE argue that most managers make a lot more than the bargaining unit people do.  We are fighting for fairness and we know, looking at the percentage of salaries spent on benefits, we are already paying a bigger percentage than they are.

With less than a week to go before expiration, it is time for AT&T to take a hard look at what they are proposing and make some real movement toward fairness.  The pension freeze, the 401K for new hires, the cut in disability weeks, the decrease in paid sick days… all of those are still on the table.

This is the time to really turn up the heat.  MOBILIZE. MOBILIZE. MOBILIZE.

                                                                                           

Your bargaining Team,

Thursday
Apr022015

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #21

Today in bargaining we reviewed and TA’ed many letters from the back of the contract that we are either renewing with no changes or eliminating because they refer to things that were completed during the last few years and don’t need to be continued. Subcommittees continued to meet.

We will be meeting tomorrow and over the weekend but since our Clerical staff is off we will not be posting another bargaining report until Monday.

In the meantime, those working tomorrow and this weekend, keep the pressure on the Company.

Your Bargaining Team,

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