CWA 4008

The union committee met internally this morning at AT&T’s location in Arlington Heights to review all open articles and issues to date.

We are currently preparing to attend a meeting with our local officers that Vice President Linda Hinton has called tomorrow afternoon to review and discuss the status of negotiations.

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. But apparently no one is home! Perhaps they are too busy celebrating the TW deal.

We continue to meet in subcommittee and caucus internally at the bargaining location in Chicago.

The company’s current final offer is no different than the first “final offer” they passed on May 22nd, which the union committee has rejected. We are continuing our review of the “final offer” after gaining additional detailed information in our subcommittees.

After Thursday’s continued rejection by the Company of the Union's proposals and their ongoing stance on their final offer, the Union committee is taking this weekend to assess the state of negotiations.


The Union committee is prepared to meet with the Company at any time - but we are not going to bargain with ourselves!


The Union Committee met with the Company today at the main table to pass proposals on Article 16 (Benefits) and Appendix A13 (Monitoring). We explained our ideas and made sure the Company did not have any misunderstandings.

This evening, the Company rejected all the Union proposals that were currently under consideration and stood on the terms of their final offer.

The Union committee continued work this morning internally on benefits related issues and leave policies.


The Union benefits subcommittee had lengthy discussions with the Company about the AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (401k) and parental leave policy. The Company clarified parts of their proposals and took the remaining Union questions to research and communicate additional answers.

The union committee, once again, has spent the majority of today reviewing data related to surplus pooling. This data is comprehensive and contains multiple pools covering thousands of members. The company has made it overly difficult to review this information since they have made numerous pooling changes in their proposals.