CWA/AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #99

July 1, 2019

Fighting Today…Focused on the Future!

The Bargaining team is currently working on a detailed summary for the contract explanation meeting for Local Presidents, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9th . The detailed information will then be shared with membership.

The following is a short summary of some highlights from the tentative agreement.

  •       General Wage Increase of 10.50% for all titles covered in the Midwest agreement over the life of the agreement. 3% Retroactive from February 5th , 2019, 3% at ratification and 2.25% on April 12, 2020 and 2.25% on April 11, 2021.
  •       1% increase in each year of the agreement to Pension Bands (For a total of 4% over the term of the agreement), maintained BCB2 Pension plan for existing employees and new hires.
  •       Maintained Traditional Health Care Plan and all ancillary benefits with 29% cost share for term of agreement. Moved 2015 new hires into the current employee plan, resulting in lower out of pocket costs for these individuals.
  •       Protected Article 26 and associated MOA’s, including ESC and EEOP.
  •       Improvements to Appendix A13 (Monitoring).
  •       A commitment to increase headcount at Dayton and Southfield call centers by at least 50.
  •       Maintained Appendix A6 (Success Sharing Plan).
  •       Maintained all overtime provisions.
  •       Maintained neutrality, card check and successorship language.
  •       New letter on providing Paid Parental Leave.
  •       Appendix F improvements including: seniority language under 7.03 (Force Adjustment), meal reimbursement without receipts, improvements in guaranteed personal time off, increased layoff notification and allowance, a commitment to discuss contracted out DirecTV work to address any planned future force reductions, and no change in job duties.
  •       Appendix G will be merged into the main agreement.

Your elected bargaining team and District 4 Vice President, Linda L. Hinton are in support of this agreement.

In Solidarity,

Your CWA District 4 Bargaining Team:

Curt Hess

Tina Culver

Dan Frazier

Kim Gallardo

Tim Strong

Greg Tennyson

Jay Walther

Ron Gay

Mike Handley

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