CWA District 4 Vice President Linda L. Hinton and CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton issued the following statement in response to the "final" contract proposal that AT&T presented yesterday afternoon.
AT&T's so-called "final" proposal is a desperate attempt by AT&T to avoid reaching an agreement that would keep good, family-supporting jobs in our communities. Instead of continuing our agreed-upon negotiation process, they have violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith.
AT&T should make no mistake--CWA members will not be fooled by this outrageous attempt to divide us. "No Jobs, No Deal" isn't just a slogan. It is a commitment that we have made to one another to stand together and fight against AT&T's relentless outsourcing of our jobs in pursuit of more and more astronomical profits.
We have made progress over the past few weeks on many issues, and our bargaining teams are committed to negotiating fair contracts at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T.
The AT&T Midwest contract covers workers in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, while the Legacy T contract covers workers nationwide. Both contracts expired on April 14, 2018.