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This morning our committee met with the company where they passed proposals to eliminate job security for CWA members across the Midwest by deleting the Employment Security Commitment and the Extended Employment Opportunity Period from our contract.

We have repeatedly told the company that this is UNACCEPTABLE!

This morning, our Committee met with the Company and tentative agreements were reached on Article 4 (Responsible Company Union Relationship) and Appendix A5 (Commercial Driver’s License/Special Operating Permit/License). The company also passed proposals on Appendix B (Wage Zones) and (Wage Zones and Locations), as well as two Letters outside the CBA on the Voluntary Extended Absence Program and Regarding Union Deductions.

This morning the Benefits subcommittee met to continue to go over the company’s health care proposal and study the facts, figures, and costs to enable us to formulate an informed response.

This afternoon, the COS (Customer Operations Specialist) committee met with the company’s committee where they passed us several proposals. The Appendix G subcommittee also met with the company and had an in-depth discussion around the current proposals on the table so we can draft a detailed and educated counter proposal.

This morning the full committee met with the company where they passed us retrogressive proposals on Article 10 (Union Officers and Representatives), Article 21 Recognized Holidays), Article 23 (Vacations) and on a Letter outside the Contract regarding Vacation Carryover. They also passed proposals on a Letter outside the Contract regarding the Vacation and Holiday Committee and on Article 22 (Excused Work Days).

This morning the full committee met with the company and reached tentative agreements on Appendix A7 (Work at Home/Telecommuting) and Appendix A27 (Incentive Plans). The company then passed proposals on Article 12 (Problem Resolution Procedures), Appendix A12 (CSRT) and Appendix B1 (Job Duties). The union team caucused to go over proposals for the remainder of the morning.

March 11, 2018,Fighting Today…Focused on the Future!

The bargaining committee met today to continue to go over bargaining demands and prepare for subcommittee meetings with the company tomorrow. The Article 26 Subcommittee and Appendix G/COS subcommittee met this morning and afternoon to continue to examine and analyze data to prepare for the coming week.

The committee would like to thank Locals 4900 and 4322 for the care packages that arrived this week. They will certainly help us make it through the coming weeks of discussions!

Today our full committee met with the company’s committee in formal session. Tentative agreements were reached on; Agreement Page, Article 1 (Recognition), Article 28 (Safety), Appendix A8 (Safety Advisory Council), Appendix A3 (Four Day Tour) and Appendix A14 (Innovative Scheduling).

March 9, 2018,Fighting Today…Focused on the Future!