AT&T Midwest Supplemental Bargaining Report #37

Courtesy of District 4 Official Website | May 14, 2015 The Bargaining team is currently working on materials for the contract explanation meeting for Local Presidents which will be held on Tuesday, May 19th at 10:00 AM CST. The following is a short summary of highlights from the tentative agreement. — General Wage Increase of 8.25% for all titles covered in the Midwest agreement over the life of the agreement. — 1% increase in each year of the agreement to […]

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Q&A SERIES: Supplemental Midwest Bargaining Report 2015 CWA/AT&T Midwest Contract

This is a series of “Q and A” for the CWA/AT&T Midwest Contract. The contract covers  thousands of members in hundreds of titles and locations. Taking that into consideration, it is recommended that members look at the Q&A’s concerning the contract they work under (in our case the Midwest agreement), as to avoid any conflicting information from other contracts or inaccurate information from other sources. It is important that members evaluate the provisions of the entire agreement when considering their ratification vote. Full Q&A […]

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‘Spread the Word’ Campaign Focuses on Coronary Artery Disease

SWHR Joins ‘Spread the Word’ Campaign Focusing on Coronary Artery Disease and Women’s Health | May 12th, 2015 by Taylor Kuether The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) has teamed with HealthyWomen, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women in partnership with CardioDx on a new patient advocacy campaign, Spread the Word, to empower women to be proactive in discussing their heart health and testing options with their healthcare providers. Heart disease is the number one killer of […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining Report #36

May 13, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG The District 4 Midwest bargaining team was able to reach a tentative agreement covering both Core wireline and COS with AT&T Midwest today. The bargaining team is currently working to finalize terms that will be presented to Midwest CWA members for formal approval and ratification. The team was able to negotiate a three year agreement which includes general wage increases, new healthcare options, and increases to our pensions. Additionally, the bargaining team […]

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AT&T Workers in Dayton on Grievance Strike

Courtesy of WHIO Breaking News, Weather and Traffic KETTERING – Around 300 AT&T workers in the Dayton market walked out Wednesday from their jobs in a grievance strike, union officials with the Communications Workers of America Local 4322 said. Pete Houvouras, secretary/treasurer of the union, said the workers’ grievance is over the punishment of a technician who left a tool behind during a job. The union, which represents call center, installation and repair technicians, has been in contract negotiations for […]

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Rossford Community News: “Protect our schools, preserve our community”

Courtesy of TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – Protect our schools, preserve our community. That’s the slogan of Rossford schools levy campaign. The 5.9 mill operating levy would cost 17.21 cents a month for a homeowner of a 100,000 home. Emily Klocko is a co-chair of the levy campaign. She says, “This is a no frills levy this is to maintain classroom sizes and keep our schools running, we’ve gotten less money from the state and because of the cost of […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining #33: We Demand a Fair Agreement!

May 01, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG Efforts made by the bargaining team to reach an agreement yesterday further exposed the Company’s unreasonable and uncompromising attitude. Therefore, the bargaining team will continue to fight back, with the support of our membership, and hold the line for a fair agreement. Today, our leadership and bargaining team will be holding a call with Local presidents to determine our next steps. Locals should keep the heat turned up and demand the Company […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining #31

Apr 26, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG Over the past few days, members of CWA District 4 continued to hold the Company’s feet to the fire with incredible mobilization activities across all five states. The bargaining team appreciates the impressive display of support and asks members to keep it up as they continue in the fight to bring home a fair agreement. As reported before, some major items are still out on the table. We’ll continue to battle through […]

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CWA 4319 Supports Putting the Brakes on Fast Track!

Courtesy of E-Activist at Communication Workers of America official website: April 20, 2015: Late last week Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Ron Wyden joined with Representative Paul Ryan to introduce the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track bill in the U.S. Senate. Despite months of negotiation over the bill, the process it outlines for passing trade legislation is the same process that has failed us time and time again. The result? Trade deals that make it easier for corporations to outsource jobs and […]

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AT&T Midwest Bargaining #26

Apr 16, 2015 Courtesy of District 4 CWA-UNION.ORG As the Bargaining Team works on proposals for the remaining outstanding issues, it appears the Company has decided to coast today. While claiming they want to expedite reaching a final agreement, their actions suggest otherwise! As Vice-President Hinton said on our President’s call yesterday, this bargaining team will continue to work hard to bring home an agreement, but we will not let this drag on indefinitely. All of our options are still […]

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