AT&T Mobility

Just weeks after billionaire CEO Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corporation announced that it had acquired about 1% of AT&T and laid out plans to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets, AT&T announced its intention to sell off wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America, a company with a history of union-busting and job cuts.
Your CWA Bargaining Team met today to work with the pending items. Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, the parties were unable to meet, but we have kept the communication channels opened. Your team will meet again tomorrow as we prepare to our next bargaining session, which is now schedule for Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Over the past few days, CWA and AT&T have held several informal meetings to discuss all the pending issues regarding our contract. The talks have been very productive, and we are scheduled to meet next Monday July 1st, 2019.
Last week we held a successful conference call with the membership to discuss further the reality of the “final offer” from AT&T. Many thanks for the hundreds of members that joined! Over the last few days, we have exchange communications with the Company to address many of the concerns of our membership. We have made clear to AT&T the Union's willingness to continue to bargain and find solutions in innovative and creative ways.
To further understand and discuss the Company’s “final offer” your CWA Bargaining Team, will host a town hall call with all AT&T Mobility Bargaining Unit Members. The purpose of the call is to update you on the current status of the bargaining process, NLRB charges, mobilization and to answer any questions.
The parties continued having productive meetings and dialogues on the main issues that remain on the table. But we are still extremely far on main issues such as job security, wages and benefits. We have made it crystal clear to the Company that Job Security is the top issue and we would not settle any contract if we do not ensure better protections for our future.
By now you have seen the company’s latest very public “final offer.” While at face value the company’s final offer may seem reasonable to some there are many, many things that are there to mislead you and divide us. The Company knows the solidarity of the members in Puerto Rico, they know we deserve much more, but they are not willing to bargain fairly with your Union.
Today the parties continued having productive meetings on the main issues that remain on the table. We have had some advancements in several topics but wages, health care and most importantly Job Security remain open and are the key items. Thanks your mobilization efforts, the gap is closing and some progress has been made. Please continue to mobilize and let’s keep telling AT&T that we want a fair contract. We want to have a fair un
Today, your Bargaining Team and the Company did not formally meet but held informal meetings with the intention of closing the gap that still exists between the two sides. Your Union continues to demonstrate its willingness to reach an agreement that meets the needs and concerns of great importance for our membership. We are focused on good salaries, fair benefits and especially JOB SECURITY.