At this time, CWA District 4 and AT&T have not reached a new agreement.

We will be working without a contract effective at 12:00 AM CDT, Sunday, April 15th.

We are still FAR from resolving a multitude of issues that must be addressed before a tentative agreement can be presented.

The Company finally presented the Union with a series of proposals this evening.

This morning the Union Committee passed proposals to strengthen Appendix F, Article 26 (Training and Employment Security), and we are continuing to work on benefits issues at this time.

The Company has not had any proposals for the Union yet today.

The Mobilization activities that took place this morning were AMAZING! There were members informational picketing in a TON of places and red balloons everywhere!

In Indianapolis, Indiana, the balloons had a little extra sparkle to them, as some managers found out.

The Company started our Health Care Mobilization Day just the way we expected. They passed another proposal todrastically change the way our medical plans look, and the costs paidby our members.   It’s not enough that they win tax breaks of astronomical proportions…they want more from us with lesser benefits!

With two contracts covering nearly 14,000 workers at AT&T Midwest AT&T Legacy T set to expire on Saturday, April 14, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted overwhelmingly yesterday to authorize a strike, if necessary. The AT&T Midwest contract covers workers in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, while the Legacy T contract covers workers nationwide.

The committee continued to work throughout the day on proposals for Benefits, Article 26, Appendices F and G, and a multitude of other contract articles that are still not agreed upon. In today’s sub-committee meeting, the company STILL had not responded to the Union’s proposals around employment enhancement and ways to increase jobs in District 4.

CWA’s committee has spent today preparing responses to many of the Company’s negative proposals on what should be non-controversial contract terms.