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Bargaining Update

AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T

AT&T continues to push their "final" contract proposal with its misleading summary and inaccurate calculator directly to CWA members, violating the National Labor Relations Act. CWA's bargaining teams have rejected this "final" proposal from AT&T, and have filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against the company for this attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process.

Members continue to work without a contract while AT&T refuses to reach a fair agreement that will keep good, family-supporting jobs with affordable benefits in our communities. Locals continue to mobilize for a fair contract and many members have participated in grievance and unfair labor practice strikes over the past few weeks.


Many CWA locals have participated in grievance and unfair labor practice strikes over the past few weeks.

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Digital First Media

Digital First Media management came to a bargaining session empty-handed, telling NewsGuild-CWA representatives this week that the company's hedge fund ownership intends to keep worker pay frozen to help maintain its profits.

Alden Global Capital, principal owner of Digital First Media, has earned worldwide notoriety for its ruthless staff cuts and double-digit profit margins. 

On Thursday, DFM attorney Marshall Anstandig said, "I can't sit here and apologize for the fact that we are profitable and our owners want us to be as profitable as possible."

NewsGuild representatives say they will consult with members to decide how to proceed. No new bargaining dates have been set.

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