MONTHLY JULY EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 10) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe.


AT&T SW – Town Hall Call for Members – Explanation of Contract Extension Agreement

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 7 PM

All CWA members at AT&T Southwest are invited to join District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, Jr., Assistant to the Vice President Sylvia J. Ramos, and members of the Bargaining Committee for an explanation of the contract extension agreement reached with AT&T Southwest.

TOWN HALL CALL FOR CWA MEMBERS AT AT&T SOUTHWEST

EXPLANATION OF THE CONTRACT EXTENSION AGREEMENT

WEDNESDAY – JULY 8, 2020 – 7 PM

If members miss the outbound dial but still want to participate, they can hear the entire event and ask questions by dialing the Participant Line: 844-881-1310 (no code needed).

We look forward to the call with our valued AT&T Southwest members.


MONTHLY JUNE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 10) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe.


MONTHLY MAY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

ONLY the E-Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Only the Executive Board members will be allowed at the meeting due to being a small group (max 10) and the ability to social distance safely.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

We apologize but we will NOT have a general membership meeting due to not being able to social distance safely. As each new month approaches we will post whether we will have a meeting or not due to COVID 19. Please stay healthy and be safe.


MONTHLY APRIL EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS CANCELLATIONS

Due to the situation regarding the coronavirus globally and in the US, along with instructions from our D6 VP, Claude Cummings, we will not have any meetings or large gatherings, including the monthly Executive Board & Membership meetings scheduled for May 5, 2020 until further notices. Keep social distancing and be safe!


MONTHLY MARCH EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS CANCELLATIONS

Due to the situation regarding the coronavirus globally and in the US, along with instructions from our D6 VP, Claude Cummings, we will not have any meetings or large gatherings, including the monthly Executive Board & Membership meetings scheduled for April 7,2020 until further notices.


MOBILITY TOWN HALL CALL

Contract Explanation Town Hall Call for CWA Members at AT&T Mobility MONDAY, MARCH 2,2020 8PM All CWA members at AT&T Mobility are invited to join District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, Jr., Assistant to the Vice President Sylvia J. Ramos, Bargaining Committee Chair Jason Vellmer and members of the Bargaining Committee for an explanation of the Tentative Agreement reached with AT&T Mobility.Members will be able to submit questions to be answered by the Bargaining Committee.Contract Explanation Call for AT&T Mobility. To participate, please dial in at 7:55pm (844) 881-1310 (No Code needed)

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AT&T MOBILITY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT & FINAL BARGAINING REPORT

The parties continued meeting today in an effort to resolve outstanding issues. At 6:53 p.m., your CWA Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility on a new contract. The following summarizes the changes your bargaining team was able to negotiate.

Wages

Wage Increases
2020 – 2.00%
2021 – 2.75%
2022 – 2.50%
2023 – 2.25%
Ratification Bonus
$1,000

Benefits

Short Term Disability
No Changes
Pensions
Banded Plan – no changes
BCB2 – no changes
Paternity Leave
The Union negotiated 2 weeks of paid parental leave effective 1/1/2021
Healthcare
29% Cost share for all Current employees
32% Cost share for all employees hired after 1/1/2021
3 tier plan
Co-Insurance for RX

Upgrades

Customer Service Representatives, Customer Service Specialist, Client Service Specialist
The Union successfully negotiated an upgrade for approximately 2,000 employees with an increase to top step of $42
Business Customer Service Specialist II (BCSSII)
The Union successfully negotiated an upgrade with an increase to top step of $78
Clerical Associates and Workforce Administrator
The Union successfully negotiated an increase to top step of $15

Article 12 – Hours of Work

The Union negotiated improvements including; A mini-shift bid will be initiated to integrate the New Hires into the existing schedule.

Article 14 – Force Adjustment

The Union negotiated improvements including; the cap for severance pay was increased to $18,000 and increased the notification timeframe in Retail Sales rearrangement or store closure.

Article 15 – Non-Discrimination

The Union negotiated improvement to the article language in language to include gender identity and expression.

Article 16 – Safety

The Union negotiated improvements to consider information provided by the employee regarding the State of Emergency for any impact to attendance related discipline.

Article 17 – Company-Union Relationship

The Union negotiated improvements related to time off for Union Activities and time off to attend solely to Union matters.

Article 19 – Basis of Compensation

The Union negotiated improvements related to Retail Sales Consultants and placement in the new wage table if moving to or from the RSC title
The Union negotiated improvements to the On-Call pay out to $38.

Article 21 – Absences

The Union negotiated improvements including; language improvement by adding Memorial Service and by adding an additional day for travel beyond 200 miles

The Union negotiated a ten (10) day paid absence cap to those hired before 1/1/2017 and a five (5) day cap on those hired after 1/1/2017

Article 25 – Exchange Time

The Union negotiated improvements to the scheduling of exchange time language.

Letter of Agreement – Quality Observations

The Union negotiated improvements that the Company is limited to eight (8) observations in the Call Centers and six (6) observations in Retail Locations

Letter of Agreement – Safety Boots

The Union negotiated that the Company will provide climbing boots

Letter of Agreement – Prescription Safety Glasses

The Union negotiated that the Company will provide safety glasses.

Company Wellness Letter

Added Company Wellness Letter for access to Your Health Matters

CVS Caremark

Added CVS Letter that allows employees to pick up 90-day supply at CVS as opposed to mail order

Integrated Solutions Rep Operational Items

Added letter to address IHX concerns in Arkansas related to system access

Letter Outside of Agreement – Manager in 60 (MI60)

The Union negotiated a letter of agreement that provides guidelines for call centers using this program.

Letter of Agreement – Employee Security Commitment

The Union negotiated a letter of agreement that provides guidelines for those affected by a Call Center or Retail Sales closure.

MOA Regarding Voluntary Recognition

The Union negotiated the continuation of this letter.

National Transfer Plan

The Union negotiated the continuation of this letter.

Letter Outside of Agreement – Team Lead Program

The Union negotiated a letter of agreement that provides guidelines for call centers using this program.

Attendance language in settlement

The Union successfully negotiated a recalculation in attendance points reducing points assigned for multi day absences under point-based attendance policies to .5 points after day 1.

Letter of Agreement – At-Risk Pay

The Union successfully negotiated to move $2,500 from the “at-risk” commission to annual base wage for Retail Sales Consultants
The Union successfully negotiated to move $500 from the “at-risk” commission to annual base wage COS Sales Advocate (Cricket)

Memorandum of Agreement – Call Center Percentages

The Union negotiated that call centers in District 6 will receive no less than 7% of the total calls for the life of the contract

IHX Sales Profile Letter

The Union successfully negotiated a letter to address IHX concerns in Arkansas related to system access

Letter Outside of Agreement – Wireline/Wireless Transition

The Union negotiated a letter to secure discussion about movement from AT&T Southwest Wireline agreement to the AT&T Mobility agreement in the event of a AT&T Southwest Wireline call center surplus.

Your Bargaining Committee wishes to commend the members, Locals and District 6 Staff and personnel for their constant support and mobilization efforts as we worked through the issues and the process of negotiating this new contract. We believe this tentative agreement includes significant improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions for our CWA members. The Bargaining Committee unanimously recommends ratification of this tentative agreement.

All members are encouraged to contact their respective Locals regarding contract explanation meetings and Local ratification votes. Again, your Committee is unanimous in their recommendation of this tentative agreement.

In Solidarity,
Your CWA Bargaining Committee

CWA District 6

The Parkway, Building One
4801 Southwest Parkway, Suite 145
Austin, Texas 78735
512-330-0871


FEBRUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. Early bargaining began on February 4, 2020 for the D6 Mobility Purple and the expiration of the current contract is February 21, 2020. Please bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on bargaining and other things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.


JANUARY EXECUTIVE BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The E-Board and Membership meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Executive Board meeting 5:30pm

General Membership meeting 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar & make a commitment to attend the monthly union meetings. As members we all have the privilege to attend, vote and speak at these meetings. It is not just for officers and stewards, we all( officers, stewards, all members), make up the “union”. We are also gearing up for the D6 Mobility contract expiring February 2020.Bring any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We will have a few topics to cover and provide updates on things going on in our different departments and areas. Please come and join us.