CWA Local 9410

NEW Tentative Agreement for AT&T CORE WEST

CWA / AT&T West TENTATIVE AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
CWA and AT&T reached a Tentative Agreement on June 2, 2017. The new four year agreement will expire April 4, 2020.
Listed below are a few of the highlights of the agreement: Significant Wage Increases
* 3.0% retroactive to October 1, 2016
* 3.0% effective upon ratification
* 2.25% - April 8, 2018
* 2.5% - April 7, 2019
Success Sharing Plan
* Success Sharing Plan (SSP) award based on annual AT&T stock performance and dividends ($1,500 paid in 2016)
Retirement
* Yearly 1% increase in Pension Bands starting in January for years 2017, 2018, 2019and 2020
* Lump Sum Pension Option
* Move from AT&T Savings and Security Plan (ASSP) to AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP) which provides a broader fund line up and lower administrative, trustee, and recording keeping fees
Health Care
* Medical Plan Cost Share 2018 - 27%, 2019 - 28%, 2020 - 29% as of January 1st each year
 Two Options:
o Lower premiums and higher in-plan cost
o Higher premiums and lower in-plan cost
* Continue Kaiser HMO at a discounted rate
* Employees hired after January 1, 2015, including 410 Premises Technicians, will move to the lower Current Employee Medical Benefits (27%), effective January 1, 2018
* Expand wellness program including personal coaching, web based tools and disease
management
* Enhanced Dental and Vision plans
* Backfill for Benefits Help Representative
Job Security
* Continue Employee Security Commitment (ESC) and extend it for those hired between April 8, 2012 and April 9, 2016. Pooling and all Article 2 processes remain in effect.
* Continue Enhanced Severance Benefits (ESB)
* Increase relocation allowances
* Continue National Transfer Plan (NTP)
* 2020 Career Path Meeting
Premises Technicians
* $2.15 an hour increase at ratification which includes, $0.55 per hour increase in addition to general wage increases
* 40 hours guaranteed work week
* Decrease time-in-title requirement from 30 to 24 months
* Reduce Mandatory Overtime cap to 14 hours
* Personal Days Off (PDO) count towards the 40 hour work week
* Improve layoff provisions:
o Increase severance table from 4 to 6 weeks o Increase layoff notification
o Layoffs by inverse seniority
* Joint Union and Company Committee on Premises Technician Overtime
DIRECTV Field Services
* DIRECTV West Field Services employees becomes part of Appendix E in the Core agreement, and some of the highlights include:
o $250 lump sum in addition to general wage increases
o Employees will transition to new wage schedules and placed at the step closest to, but not
less than employees’ current weekly wages
o Employees not at the top step of their wage schedule will receive a wage increase every 6 months until progressed to the top step
o Health and welfare benefits the same as Premises Technicians o Work rules the same as Premises Technicians
o Grievance and arbitration procedure
o Horizon’s Training/Retraining Program
o AUTS access
Appendix D
* All Appendix D Technicians will move to Appendix A as Systems Technicians
* Employees will transition to new wage schedules and placed at the step closest to, but not less than employees’ current weekly wages
* Employees not at the top step of their wage schedule will receive a wage increase every 6 months until progressed to the top step
* Will receive Appendix A work rules (e.g. 49 hour rule)
* Employees will move to Core medical benefits
Other Agreements
* Continue Tuition Aid Reimbursement Plan Continue the Horizons Training/Retraining Program
* Joint Union and Company Committee on Monitoring
* Continue Card Check agreement
* Continue Successorship language
* Add Communications Technician and Facilities Technician to the titles receiving work boots
* Arbitration Rights for grievances filed after expiration
* No Strike/No Lockout for the period of time for ratification
* Wage Credit up to 5 years
* No Job Offer Guarantee (JOG) to the Leverage Title
* Leverage Title Target Relief
*Retrogressions Fought Back
* Health Care at 32% for all
* Attendance 5 paid days for all
* New hires- no paid sick days
* Freeze Pensions
* Eliminate 49 hour rule
* Eliminate Sunday Premium pay
* Eliminate Sunday plus four scheduling
* Eliminate off shifting pay
* Eliminate employment Security
* Additional Info and Attachments
WAGES
ZONE E CURRENT AT RATIFICATION DIFFERENCE
WAGE SCHEDULE 12 $1,569.50 $1,663.67 $94.17
WAGE SCHEDULE 11 $1,513.50 $1,604.31 $90.81
WAGE SCHEDULE X $1,394.00 $1,477.64 $83.64
WAGE SCHEDULE V $836.40 $886.58 $50.18
WAGE SCHEDULE 10 $1,341.00 $1,421.46 $80.46
WAGE SCHEDULE 9 $1,284.00 $1,361.04 $77.04
WAGE SCHEDULE 8 $1,270.00 $1,346.20 $76.20
WAGE SCHEDULE 7 $1,237.00 $1,311.22 $74.22
WAGE SCHEDULE 6 $1,202.50 $1,274.65 $72.15
WAGE SCHEDULE 5 $1,148.00 $1,216.88 $68.88
WAGE SCHEDULE 4 $1,140.50 $1,208.93 $68.43
DTV & APPENDIX E $1,040.00 $1,125.60 $85.60
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