CWA 4008

The Company presented the Union with their fourth package proposal today.

This proposal reflects the nearly 20 tentative agreements that were reached on a multitude of issues over the last 6 days,

It turned out that this morning was an exciting day here in Arlington Heights! The bargaining team was welcomed by more than 100 CWA members from across the Midwest.  It was truly the best morning we have had in quite a while!

It was truly inspiring to see so many people fighting for all of our futures!

Today, the Union, once again proposed improvements to enhance members’ employment security. There were proposals exchanged covering; Article 26 (Training and Employment Security), Appendix A19 (Employment Security), Appendix A20 (Extended Employment Opportunity Period) and Appendix A30 (Additional Displacement Opportunity).

Yesterday, the Union committee worked on crafting counter proposals on Wages and Benefits as well as language to address Definitions, Problem Resolution Procedures and Treatment of Time Worked.

Early last evening the Union met with the Company and tentative agreements were reached on Appendix A2 (Training Opportunity Plan) and a letter regarding National Transfer Plan Revisions.

Retired 4008 Member

Jerry Michajlyszyn

Passed away Friday April 27, 2018

The Company presented the Union with another package proposal today.

Based on a quick review of the information, it does not appear that we are close to agreement on CWA members’ important issues.

There was, however, some movement from the company’s previous package proposal.

This morning the committee reviewed Union proposals on:

Today the committee continued working on proposals for increased employment, job security, benefits, and other outstanding issues.

The Article 26 (Training and Employment Security) subcommittee had another long and frustrating and meeting with the Company representatives.

The Union passed additional proposals to improve Appendix F and Appendix A13 (Monitoring).