Your CWA Bargaining Committee spent the day reviewing the Company's Last Offer in order to draft a response to it. We requested additional information on some areas in order to fully understand the Company's proposal and what it means to you.
Negotiations resumed Monday, October 10, 2016. While some progress has been made in minor areas, we are still far apart on major items such as healthcare, pension/401k, retiree benefits, wages and job security.
The joint Union/Company Committees resumed bargaining on Wednesday, September 28. We heard from the (HR) Benefit expert and had an opportunity to ask specific questions about the various plans offered by the Company including Wellness.
The Communications Workers of America has reached tentative agreements with DirecTV covering 2,100 technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in the Southeast (1,088 workers in CWA District 3), the Midwest (153 workers in CWA District 4) and the Southwest (896 workers in CWA District 6).
The joint CWA and Consolidated Bargaining Committees opened bargaining on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The Company opened with a brief statement and presented (8) proposals concerning changes to job titles, job postings and testing, and standardization of benefits.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, your CWA Bargaining Committee met in multiple negotiation sessions with the Company Committee. During the afternoonbargaining session the Company Committee presented the Union Committee with what it described as their “final offer.”
The CWA Bargaining Committee studied data regarding the DIRECTV and the AT&T Pension Plans on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Committee worked late into the night preparing amended bargaining demands to present to the Company on Friday morning.
On Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 2016, the CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Company Committee. The Company Committee presented the Union Committee with complete package proposals. There were separate proposals for Districts 3, 4 and 6.