Today’s bargaining session resulted in the Company rejecting CWA’s proposals on Article 3 (Non-Discrimination), Article 12 (Problem Resolution Procedures), Appendix G, and the Union’s first proposal on Upgrades. The Company then passed proposals on Articles 12 and 20 (Part Time Employees) and a second Company proposal on Appendix G.

The Union committee spent most of the day working on proposals onMedicalDentalVisionPensionsDisability and the Customer Operations Specialists Agreement.

The Appendix F Subcommittee met with the Company to continue discussions on outstanding proposals and workplace issues.

The Union Committee passed several proposals to the company across the main table today, including; the MOA regarding Guaranteed Personal Time Off, Attachments 1, 2 and 3 in Appendix F, and a letter regarding Appendix G employees.

The Union committee passed proposals this morning rejecting retrogressive company proposals on Article 8 (Collective Bargaining Procedures), Appendices A2 (Training Opportunity Plan), A4 (Regional Joint Benefits Forum) and A25 (Regarding Required Overtime) and proposed retaining current language.

The Committee spent the morning and part of the afternoon reviewing information on Benefits, Appendix F, and Article 26 while constructing responses to outstanding company proposals.

In the afternoon we met with the company and passed a proposal on health care that the current costs for members should not increase for the life of the new contract.

This morning the committee spent time looking at multiple issues, including; ways to deal with Wage Zone disparity across the Midwest region, Article 26, and Common Attendance Guidelines.

This afternoon the Union continued to focus on JOBS!

This morning the Marketing and Benefits subcommittees met to continue to clarify the numerous questions we have for the company on their regressive proposals that would affect our call center members and health plan participants.

Today, the Marketing and Appendix F Sub-Committees met to review data and request additional information from the company so that we can make educated and well-reasoned responses to AT&T’s retrogressive proposals received thus far. What we are discovering is that while the company says they have certain issues that they believe MUST be addressed, when we ask for data that supports their position, they either cannot provide it or what they do provide contradicts their original position.