The Union (CWA) and Company (CenturyLink) kicked off bargaining on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Platte City, MO.
The Union and Company exchanged bargaining proposals. The Union gave the Company eight (8) proposals with more to come. The Company gave the Union twenty-seven (27) proposals. Both sides presented their proposals and answered a few questions before breaking to discuss the proposals with their respective committees.
The Union and Company met again on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at which time the Union gave the Company ten (10) more proposals for a total of eighteen (18). We spent the afternoon in a Q and A session with the Company regarding their proposals.
We met again Friday, January 19, 2018, and the Union gave the Company four (4) counter-proposals.
The Union Bargaining Committee met Monday, January 22, 2018, to prepare on the counter-proposals.
We are scheduled to meet again today, January 23, 2018.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee