CWA 4008

This afternoon the Marketing Subcommittee met again with Company representatives and had productive discussions on ways to improve monitoring in the Midwest call centers.

The Union also met with the Company regarding Appendix A29 (Pooled Titles) to try and determine what changes, if any, from the original intent of the article, have occurred since the Company has restructured departments.

Yesterday afternoon the Union advised the Company that we wanted to return to the table to meet and pass additional proposals. The Union Committee also had prepared a statement to present to the Company to address their comments from Friday and again explain what it would take to reach an agreement on a contract.

Yesterday morning the Union Committee met with the Company Committee and passed the following proposals;

The Union has been meeting with the Company today and discussions are continuing tonight.

A more detailed report will be sent out sometime tomorrow outlining the results from these meetings.


Yesterday, the Union met with the Company in informal discussions around Article 26 (Training and Employment Security), Employment Security Commitment and EEOP. These discussions continued to be frustrating. We also had continued discussions about adding work to the unit and issues surrounding appendices. There was some candid discussion, but no real progress was made.

Over the weekend, the Company provided the Union with the additional information that we had requested regarding the offer that AT&T had communicated directly to our membership. After exhaustively reviewing this information, specifically the health care portion, we are convinced that the details that were left out or left unexplained make this offer even more detrimental to CWA members than we previously believed.

After reviewing the so called final offer that the company presented the Union earlier this week, one thing is certain; this offer does not meet the needs of CWA members in the Midwest.

To further explain the company’s propaganda pieces that went out yesterday and today the bargaining committee wants to clarify a number of issues.

So, let’s talk about the AT&T’s so called final offer and their desire to be transparent. The company wants you to know what is in their latest offer but we need you to know the particulars that they left out.