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General Membership Meeting

Please be advised there will be a general membership meeting:

May 15th,  6:00PM,

Napoli Restuarant,  1145 N Colony Rd,  Wallingford  CT  06492

VTP/Surplus Info

We apologize for the lateness of the vtp/surplus info for March 15.
There was a suplus for 2 Network Order Administrators in St.Louis.
There was also a VTP announced for the following.
 
Piscataway NJ     Customer Maint Technician  2
Piscataway NJ     Customer Switch Technician  2
Orlando FL           Billing Clerk  6
Orlando FL           Bi-Lingual Billing Clerk  1
Atlanta GA           Communications Technician  10
Atlanta GA           Service Order Administrator  1
St. Louis MO       Network Order Administrator  2

Bargaining Report #90

Almost a year ago your Union Bargaining Team created a Healthcare proposal that was wage based. Our proposal was cost neutral to the Company but we believed it gave relief to the lower paid titles. The Company wouldn’t accept these changes, as much as we tried, they couldn’t understand this plan. Yesterday we moved away from this approach in an effort to get to an agreement; we developed a new comprehensive Healthcare proposal that was presented to the Company. Our proposal protects people from the potential, huge, out of pocket costs while still providing quality coverage. We also compiled a new Employment Security proposal from the limited amount of data the Company supplied to the Union and presented to the Company. The Company responded that they have to deeper dive on our healthcare proposal. Regarding our Employment Security proposal, they feel they need the ability to layoff at will. We maintain that it is the Union's desire to maintain and grow this bargaining unit. This is and has always been about jobs!

We are meeting as a team again early this morning to answer any questions the Company may have on our proposals.

They have not responded to any of the proposals we passed this week, nor have they agreed to T/A the items we agree on.

Make no mistake: your Bargaining Team is committed to negotiate a fair and just contract no matter how long it takes. ONE DAY LONGER AND A WHOLE LOT STRONGER!

Local Update 3/13

Tomorrow is Thursday so remember to wear RED.  We have met with the members of the Legacy T bargaining team and they insured us that they have all of our members best interests in mind when bargaining. They are willing to meet with the company, whom is apparently not willing to change their stance on AT&T's final offer from almost a year ago.
 
The following represents the currently scheduled VTP/Surplus declaration windows
for represented occupational employees for the year 2019. 
 
Declaration Date VTP Off Payroll Date Surplus Off Payroll Date
1st Quarter 12/14/2018 01/18/19 02/22/19
2nd Quarter 03/15/19 04/19/19 05/17/19
3rd Quarter 06/14/19 07/19/19 08/23/19
4th Quarter 09/13/19 10/18/19 11/15/19

 

Local Update

Tomorrow is Thursday so remember to wear RED.

The surplus for all 21 members in Piscataway NJ has been canceled. All 21 will be moved to the Global Provisioning Organization as of Feb 24 to work on a company project for at least 3 months possibly longer.

We encourage everyone to continue to use The Alliance for training and certifications as much as you possibly can. 

Reminder

Tomorrow is Thursday so we ask everyone to wear RED.

Bargaining: Well there has been absolutely no movement since August and there is a rumor that the company will meet with the bargaining team this month. Considering the fact that it is the 23rd we'd be surprised if it did happen this month. AT&T has made it clear that they can legally layoff people and they are doing just that. There are also news articles circulating about the closing of the Syracuse call center in April and it being moved to Orlando. Along with other articles of office closings all over the northeastern US. This is unprecedented actions that have never happened in the company before and they are clearly showing how much they don't care and that their level of greed is at an all time high.

AT&T wants to hit a watermark and apparently they will get to that number one way or another.

We need to continue to try to fight for a fair contract and have the company actually sit down and negotiate with our bargaining team. If we don't stand together as a united front then we have already lost. 

AT&T Surplus 12/14

There are no words that can describe what happened to Local 1150 members today. 
 
If you don't already know there was a surplus declared today and 22 of our members were affected, all of them in Piscataway NJ.
 
11 Customer Switch Technicians
10 Customer Maintenance Technicians
1 Reports Clerk.
Including our members there was a total of 77 Legacy T represented members surplused today. There are resources available to those affected, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us so we can help in any way possible.
AT&T has consistently stated that they want to extend the watermark to almost 50% which means they want to get rid of that many of us under the Legacy T contract. So apparently they are going to get to that number one way or another. There is a National Union call on Monday night and everyone is welcome to join. 

December 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) to give an update and discuss next steps in bargaining. To register for the call text LEGTCALL to 69866.

Reminder

Wear RED tomorrow.
 
Town hall call on Monday night.
December 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) to give an update and discuss next steps in bargaining. To register for the call text LEGTCALL to 69866.

VTP offer today

And AT&T keeps reminding us how much they value us by presenting another VTP offer today. This one is for 80 members under the Legacy T contract. There is no surplus attached. They are moving this VTP at a surprisingly fast pace with members being off payroll in 3 weeks, where it is usually 30 days.
 
NEWINGTON CT      COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN       2
FREDERICK MD       COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN       1
FREDERICK MD       SENIOR OPERATIONS CLERK            1
PISCATAWAY NJ      CUSTOMER MAINT TECHNICIAN        3
PISCATAWAY NJ      CUSTOMER SWITCH TECHNICIAN     7
ATLANTA GA            COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN       12
ATLANTA GA            CSDG ASSEMBLER                               3
SAINT LOUIS MO    COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN         10
SAINT LOUIS MO    NETWORK ORDER ADMNISTRATOR    9
DALLAS TX              COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN        18
DALLAS TX              REPORTS CLERK                                   1
DALLAS TX              SENIOR OPERATIONS CLERK               1
CHICAGO IL             COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN          5
SACRAMENTO CA  BUSSVC CSTRSVC PROVSNG ENG    5
GREENWOOD VILLAGE CO    BUSSVCS LD PROVSNG DSGN ENG    2
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