In response to the company communication this morning regarding “Christmas week time off and making sure you had the correct information”, we wanted to give YOU the price tag of Christmas week. In order to get Christmas week, the Union would have to agree to the following; total sales restructure which includes a new compensation plan and change current sales job titles without regard to seniority, eliminate termination pay for poor sales performance, layoffs without regard to seniority, reduction of sick days to 10 per year, and the elimination of Designated Holidays in order to give the company flexibility and CONsistency across all of the CWA Districts to make all of the needed changes as they see fit. The Go To Market (GTM) plan has been implemented in District 1 and District 3. Roll-out was started in District 3 but has since been paused by the company. To date, implementation of GTM has not started in District 4. As many of you heard on the YP Webcast of November 15, 2016, CEO Jared Rowe stated the company has paused GTM to do a “deep dive and evaluate the data.” This is exactly what your Bargaining Committee has been doing (a deep dive into the data) since the negotiations began.
Just by signing the MOA package didn’t guarantee Christmas week; it had to be ratified by you, the members. If it did not ratify, YOU would have to give back Christmas week. So please don’t be fooled into thinking your elected bargaining committee would do something to prevent you from this time off because the Union doesn’t control this, YP does, and they choose not to give it to you. I hope you agree with us that the price tag was too high.
We are scheduled to meet again on January 18 and 19, 2017.
CONTINUE TO WEAR RED EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL WE GET A CONTRACT!
Your CWA Bargaining Committee