Yesterday, Friday, February 19, the CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Company. The Union continued to present bargaining demands to the Company Committee. We presented a revised bargaining demand on Article 17 – Company-Union Relationship. The Union Committee again presented their bargaining demand on improvements to the 401(k) Plan after the Company had rejected it. The CWA Bargaining Committee presented a new demand for improvements to the Retail Sales Consultant Commission Plan. The Union submitted a data request related to commissionable sales and outside technician drive times.
The Company rejected the Union’s bargaining demand to improve Article 21 – Absences and held their position for the need to reduce the benefit. The Company presented a revised proposal removing the Day After Thanksgiving. The Company also presented counter proposals to Article 12 – Hours of Work, Article 14 – Force Adjustment, and the “4 Day Work Week” MOA.
Negotiations will resume on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The contract expires on Friday, February 26, 2016.
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