Bargaining Report #23

AT&T SW FINAL BARGAINING REPORT #23

                           2017 CWA/AT&T SW Bargaining Summary Highlights

  • Successorship language renewed
  • Protected JOG for the life of the agreement  with modifications (ESC)
  • Lump Sum Pension Option for the life of Agreement
  • Yearly 1% increase in Pension Bands for the life of the contract
  • Involuntary Severance Payment increases by 3% on January 1, 2019
  • Ratification Bonus of  $1,000 if ratified by April 7, 2017
  • Significant Wage Increases:   2017 – 3.0%,  2018 – 2.5%,   2019 – 3.0%,  2020 – 2.25%
  • Improved Language for Internal Appeals Process
  • Maintained  Medical Plan  2018 – 27%,  2019  – 28%,  2020 – 29%,   2021 – 29%
  • Newly negotiated  Two (2)  weeks paid Parental Leave for Mom and Dad
  • Success Sharing Plan – Renewed
  • Renewed Neutrality Agreement—Card Check
  • Tuition Reimbursement to include Nano Degrees
  • 3,000 jobs returning from offshore locations
  • 3,900 Employees hired after January 1, 2015 will be  moved to Current Employee  Medical Benefits, effective January 1, 2018 includes 3,600 Premises Technicians
  • New layoff language for Premises Technicians  by inverse seniority
  • Increased Meal  Allowance for Premises Technicians to $37.00
  • Reduced Mandatory Overtime for Premises Technician from 17 to 14 hours
  • Protected Premises Technicians (CST’s) – Protections Renewed
  • Leveraged Service Representatives Quota Relief for Union Paid/Union Unpaid Time
  • LSR Committee to discuss Service Levels (Call Routing)
  • Renew Recommendations of the Service Representative Review Committee
  • Renew Prohibition against DML/Dismissal for Adherence for Service Representatives
  • Renewed Monitoring Agreement
  • Increased Travel Allowances
  • Improved allowances for Laundry and Parking
  • All “MOA”, “MOU”, “LOA” renewed or modified
  • RPPP table to be increased by 3% on January 1, 2019
  • Renew the National Transfer Plan (NTP)
  • Renew promotion of CWA/NETT Academy
  • AT&T Savings and Security Plan increase to Maximum Weekly Contributions at 3 new levels up to $95

On behalf of District 6 Vice President Cummings, we would like to thank the Bargaining Committee Members for their commitment, dedication, and long hours of hard work that made the negotiations of this contract possible:

Mike Neumann, Chair

Jeff Hayes, Vice President – Local 6360

Marc LaRousse, President – Local 6139

Gerald Murray, President – Local 6507

Luke Pavone, President – Local 6316

Jason Peavler, President – Local 6132

Glynne Stanley, President – Local 6214

Special Thanks to all of our CWA Locals, District Mobilization Committee and our CWA Members for taking an unwavering stand.  Your demonstration of Solidarity did not go unnoticed!

 

             UNITED WE BARGAIN …… DIVIDED WE BEG!!!!!

 

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