CWA 4008

Today, the Union rejected the Company’s second comprehensive package proposal.

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The Committee continued to dissect the Company’s proposals and craft Union counter proposals this morning.

Today the Union committee rejected the Company’s disappointing package proposal, in totality, which was presented to the Union last week.

We continued work on crafting improvements to the Appendices and Article 26 and passed proposals that reflect those improvements this evening.

The Company had no proposals for the Union today.

With the committee’s frustrations already at a high level, only to be exacerbated by the company’s package proposal that set all our previous negotiation sessions back to practically March 6th, the union committee decided to take a step away from the table for a few days.  Hopefully, by the time we return to the table, the Company will start acting like they really do want to reach an agreement that is fair to our deserving members. 

Please keep up the mobilization activities.

Yesterday morning the Appendix G subcommittee met to continue discussing ways to improve the working conditions of the members covered under that appendix.

The full committee worked the rest of the day analyzing and working on counters to the company’s package proposal from April 19th.

Bargaining resumed this morning and resulted in tentative agreements being reached on Appendix A4 (Regional Joint Benefits Forum), Appendix A1 (Motor Vehicle Usage Program), Appendix A34 (Payment in Lieu of Vacation) and a letter regarding treatment of health care taxes.

Sisters and Brothers, after more than a month and a half of bargaining with AT&T we have made no progress on any of your key issues thanks to the Company’s ongoing retrogressive proposals.   The Company continues to insist on more cost shifting to the members with regards to healthcare, freezing and eliminating pensions, and other retrogressive demands that would dismantle decades of collective bargaining gains.  They continue to hold Employment Security Commitment hostage by either eliminating current provisio