Today the Bargaining Team met with the Company.

The Company passed the following proposals:

  • Change the calculation to qualify for Double Time from 8 hours to 10 hours in the work week for all affected articles.

Additionally the Company proposed carrying forward with no changes the following:

  • 2015 Letters Extended – Misc. Agreements – Pittsburgh CSSS in the role of PCG Sales Specialist
  • 2015 Letters Extended – Union Management Relationships – Labor Advisory Forum

The Company proposed to change language to the following:

  • The AT&T Career Support Coordinator has assumed responsibilities of the former ATS/ARS Oversight & Review Board and shall assist Union Members in preparing cases that were not resolved in the grievance procedure.

The Company proposed the elimination of the following committees and letters:

  • Workforce 2020
  • Subcontracting/Bargaining Unit Work
  • Standing Joint Subcommittee on Testing
  • Retirement Policy Advisory Committee (Formerly O)
  • (MM) Subcontracting Contracting Data Request

The Union rejected the following Company proposals:

  • Company proposal to eliminate letter K
  • Article 4 – Authorized Union Representatives  - 3(b) Union Business 150 days to 120
  • Article 6 – Union Activities – eliminate paragraph 5 (obtained in 2015)
  • Article 12 – Discipline  - Arbitration Rights for New Hires
  • Article 13 – Personnel Records – from 30 calendar days to 30 business days

The Bargaining Team TA’d the following:

  • Article 8 – Non-Discrimination
  • Exhibit 1 – Payroll Deduction Authorization – using ATTUID

Remember, the Company’s net profit in 2017 was $29.3 billion. That equates to $80,273,972 a day, including holidays (that’s like you winning the Powerball every day of the year).

We will continue to work towards a fair and just contract for all.

In Unity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Ken Saether
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
Roy Hegenbart
LaNell Piercy
Mike Lewis
Cindy Neumeyer

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