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CWA International News

The latest bargaining information for Frontier Communications, AT&T Midwest, and AT&T Legacy T.

Senators Sanders, Warren, and Merkley issued a letter last week calling on GDIT to ensure that the company is not illegally underpaying its federally contracted call center employees

Verizon Wireless plans to close six call center locations across the country, eliminating about 3,000 customer service jobs.

CWA President Chris Shelton spoke at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit in Baltimore.

Last week, CWA local presidents met with Louisiana Senator Troy Carter.

Democrat Conor Lamb won a special election in 18th Congressional District in Western Pennsylvania.

Don't miss the April 30 deadline for the Joe Beirne Scholarship!

This week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to roll back protections put in place to prevent another financial crisis.

Verizon's plan will close six call center locations across the country, which will result in elimination of approximately 3,000 customer service jobs.

The latest bargaining information about Frontier Communications, AT&T Midwest (District 4), and AT&T (Legacy T).

CWA 1150 News

Bargaining report #7

Bargaining resumed this morning:

  • The Company passed a proposal on the duration of the contract
  • The Company passed a proposal on Article 9 grievance procedure
  • The Company passed a proposal on Article 17 carry forward no changes
  • The Company passed a proposal on Employment security-CWA (page 257) which is EXTREMELY RETROGRESSIVE, the intent would be to significantly reduce the bargaining unit nationwide

The Company rejected the following Union proposals:


Bargaining report #6

March 12, 2018
Bargaining resumed this morning:
  • The Company passed a proposal in Article 20 to limit the number of paid sick days for all employees with 3 or more years’ service to 5 days.
  • The Union rejected the proposal on Article 20 this afternoon.
  • The Union also rejected the company proposal to eliminate language on Metro Segments Compensation Plan in Appendix 4
  • The Union also rejected the company proposal to eliminate appendix 6
The Union passed proposals on the following demands:
  • Article 6 Increasing the time allotted for New Hire Orientation
  • Article 7.3 Outlining Employee data on Monthly basis
  • Article 14 Adding new language on Safety Clothing (ARC Flash)
  • Article 21 Union proposed flexibility to use all 5 days in increments
  • Article 41 New language adding Relief/Meals periods
  • Article 43 New Language adding Relief/Meal periods
Bargaining is scheduled to resume tomorrow and we will continue to work toward a fair and just contract for all.

Bargaining report #4

Bargaining Report – #4 – March 9, 2018

Today the Company passed a proposal that would strip protections in our monitoring language, ultimately harming our members and resulting in discipline.

Then Union spent most of the day reviewing the Companies proposals and preparing responses.

Bargaining will resume tomorrow.


Bargaining Update



To paraphrase a line from a classic novel:  “this is the best of times, and it is the worst of times.”  The phrase certainly applies to AT&T and its Union workers.

Let’s start with the best of times: