CWA Local 6350 Union Brothers and Sisters,
Below is the latest VTP information that was released today. AT&T continues to dimish our bargaining unit. We continue to be inundated with work but the Company continues to downsize us. We need to be ever vigilant about WHO is doing our work and where it is going. There can be no SURPLUS declarations until April 2013 per our contract. Again AT&T continues to increase their profits on the backs of it’s workforce, working to undermine the US economy by off shoring and contracting out good Union American jobs. Please contact me if you have any questions.
CWA Local 6350
Union FAR GCA City State(s) Job Title / Job Title CodeFull time/Part time VTPCap
CWA 1 083 Piscataway NJ Customer Switch Technician 2059 Full time 4
CWA 1 083 Piscataway NJ Customer Mtce Technician 2050 Full time 3
CWA 1 083 Piscataway NJ Reports Clerk 2983 Full time 1
CWA 1 101 Huntington NY Communications Technician 0123 Full time 1
CWA 1 105 White Plains NY Communications Technician 0123 Full time 5
CWA 1 105 White Plains NY CSDG Assemblers 5220 Full time 1
CWA 1 044 Annapolis MD Communications Technician 0123 Full time 1
CWA 1 046 Frederick MD Communications Technician 0123 Full time 1
CWA 1 002 Newington CT Communications Technician 0123 Full time 1
CWA 2 423 Des Peres MO Customer Service Associate 1 9892 Full time 1
CWA 2 522 Dallas TX Communications Technician 0123 Full time 6
CWA 2 253 Birmingham AL Teleconference Specialist 9993 Full Time 70
CWA 2 423 St. Louis MO Communications Technician 0123 Full Time 6
CWA 2 423 St. Louis MO CSSA 5207 Full Time 20
CWA 2 423 St. Louis MO Senior Operations Clerk 0121 Full Time 1
CWA 3 646 Minneapolis MN Teleconference Specialist 9993 Full Time 8
CWA 3 625 Plymouth MI Communications Technician 0123 Full Time 4
CWA 3 551 Chicago IL Communications Technician 0123 Full Time 2
CWA Various CA Various Dallas, Decatur, Oak Lawn TX, GA, IL Career Support Coordinator 0308 Full Time 2
Fellow Union Brothers and Sisters,
Aug 17, 2012
The votes have been counted, and the Legacy T contract was ratified by 67.6%. The AT&T Puerto Rico Contract was ratified by 90%. As soon as we have information on the date you will receive your retroactive pay, we will get it out to you.
Our Bargaining Teams want to thank you for all your support during these difficult months; particularly those Locals that worked so hard on their mobilization efforts.
Mobilization isn’t just for Contract time. In addition to supporting our brothers and sisters in Districts 1, 9 and 3, (whose vote on their TA is not complete,) and Verizon and the upcoming Mobility, District 6 Contracts, it is a powerful weapon to deal with ongoing issues we are sure to have with AT&T.
CWA – AT&T (Legacy T)
Summary of Tentative Agreement
What follows is an initial summary of the changes bargained in the Tentative Agreement. A more detailed report will be provided to the Presidents at the Contract Explanation Meeting on Friday, July 27, for distribution to members in preparation for the ratification vote.
This was a very challenging round of bargaining. The general economic and political situation created a very hostile environment, paired with a company looking for massive cost shifting and a long list of retrogressive demands.
The Company did not accomplish most of their goals. We maintained and improved our job security language with no layoffs until April 1, 2013. Large additional lump sums have been added to every CBA account with additional money for those over age 55 who are close to retirement. While we did accept higher health care costs, it is not close to the 32% cost share the Company tried to achieve and we were able to bargain a wage package that substantially covers more than the increased cost of health care. Improvements were also negotiated in several of the functional articles.
Your Bargaining Team sincerely believes it is the best Contract we could bargain at this time; it provides substantial improvements for our members and the team absolutely recommends ratification.
We would like to thank all the Locals and members who participated in Mobilization activity and the Mobilization Coordinators who worked so hard on the training and co-ordination of the mobilization plan.
Your Legacy T Bargaining Team.
Bargaining Report #74 Legacy T REVISED
Part of the CWA Communications Department Release was omitted from yesterday’s email in error. This is contains the complete statement. More details of the tentative agreement will be posted this afternoon.
Your Legacy T Bargaining Team was back at the table with the company again this morning and a Tentative Agreement was achieved at about 11:30.
Our Team feels it was able to make some real improvements for our members and held back most of the Company’s plans to take away hard-fought gains we had won over the years. We will be holding contract explanation with the Local Presidents on Friday and ballots and full details of the tentative agreement with be provided for every member.
The T and T office and the full bargaining team join in sadness over the tragic death of District 4 Vice President Seth Rosen. He was working with our team just hours before his death pushing with us to get the best possible contract for our members. He was a tireless fighter for justice for his whole life and he will be greatly missed.
Bargaining Report 72 Legacy T July 20, 2012
District 4 and Legacy T both have an agreement “in concept” with the Company on the 2012 Agreement. Issues have been worked out in subcommittee but still need to be finalized on the record at the Bargaining Table. Assuming that happens, we will send out more details as soon as they are available, and contract explanation meetings will be held with the Local Presidents. Of course, any tentative agreement at that table still needs to be ratified by the membership.
Both tables were able to resolve most of our particular “local” issues more than a week ago, but we have been working very hard since then to get every last dollar we could out of the economic package. We are convinced that our members will be better off at the end of this agreement than they are today and that we made real progress in many areas of the agreement.
Look for more details over the weekend.
Legacy T – Bargaining Report # 71 – July 18, 2012
Monday and Tuesday our bargainers met in subcommittee with the Company. Yesterday afternoon was spent getting clarification on a Company proposal on the 401K Plan. The rest of the time has been used discussing the BIG economic issues – Health Care, Wages and Pensions. We cannot accept what the Company has put on the table.
If AT&T wants us to pay more for Health Care, they need to offer a wage package that preserves the standard of living of every one of our members.
Mobilization to push for a fair proposal is key to us taking the next step in this bargaining.
Bargaining Report 70 Legacy T July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012
Discussions took place today at the Legacy T table attempting to resolve some open issues on the National Transfer Plan. Time was also spent getting clarification on some possible improvements and changes to the saving plan. More discussion will need to be held on that issue.
Though the team will be reviewing our situation over the weekend, our next meeting with the Company is scheduled for early Monday morning
Bargaining Report 69 Legacy T July 12, 2012
Our Legacy T team met with the Company today to review language on two items: a revision of NTP to allow (voluntary) movement to and from AT&T Mobility and a letter on a “quota relief” trial. We also had discussion of the Success Share Plan and the savings plan. The team will be meeting this afternoon to discuss our options before meeting with the Company again tomorrow morning.
As we continue to put pressure on AT&T, Local 6450 leafleted the All-Star game in Kansas City. AT&T is a big sponsor of that event, and our message was loud and clear that AT&T can certainly afford to play fair with its employees. All over the country we should be stepping up our mobilization efforts.