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2015 CWA ATT Utility Operations Bargaining Report #3

Your Utility Operations CWA Bargaining Team met with the Company today for the first time. In our opening remarks we noted this agreement will reach its 25th anniversary by the expiration date and the bargaining unit has been a profitable one for AT&T. We also advised the Company we believe the time has come to reward our members’ contributions toward the success and profitability of Utility Operations by improving work rules, benefits and providing a substantial wage increase.

The team passed proposals addressing safety issues, mandatory overtime and pay for illness. We also passed proposals to improve benefits such as the Employment Security Partnership, paid time off, travel expense and disability plans. The Company expressed concerns with proposals that would increase costs, and we pointed out they reported a quarterly net profit of over $3 Billion and an annual gross profit of more than $70 Billion.

The Company passed one proposal which was primarily clean-up language to remove entities that have been dissolved from the contract.

Special thanks to Local 3608, Raleigh NC for the delicious lunch and dessert!

Continue to mobilize, we have a long way to go. Wear red/orange on Thursdays and blue on Mondays.


Your Bargaining Committee:

Billy O’Dell – CWA Rep District 3 – Chair
Ben Price – Kentucky
Gail Shewalter – South Carolina
Jason LaPorte – South Carolina