In July of 2018, our Sisters and Brothers of District 1 were able to enter early negotiations with Verizon regarding wages and healthcare. They were successful in achieving a 4 year agreement extension. With our current CBA set to expire this September, District 6 assessed our options and noted that D1 had approximately 30,000 employees in their bargaining units and we are less than 30.
Today, both Verizon and your Union committees met in full session. We had discussions over the proposed healthcare and the cost of it along with questions over the HRA (Health Reimbursement Account MOA).
Your Bargaining Committee attempted to meet with the Company on three occasions yesterday. I say attempted because the company was not there to negotiate with us. They were there just to go through the motions.
With Verizon leaving the table, your Committee continued working on information requests and putting proposals together upon the Company’s return. With that being said, this will be the last Bargaining Report until we meet again with the Company next week.
On Tuesday, your Bargaining Committee met with Verizon late into the evening. With the expiration of the CBA on Saturday at midnight, your Committee and the Company is committed to working late nights to reach an agreement before expiration.