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CWA-AT$T Legacy T Bargaining Report #47

Bargaining Report 47 Legacy T May 16, 2012
A huge box arrived from Local 6201 in Ft. Worth, Texas with instructions to give it to the company bargainers. It was full of branded items that had been distributed to employees – all kinds of AT&T and “Starz” merchandise. There were T-shirts and pads and ceramic cups and tissue boxes and balls and pens and hundreds of other items. The Union’s message was clear – we’re not interested in your “trash and trinkets” and your phony contests and fake appreciation. If AT&T respected its employees they would use the money they waste on this junk to contribute to fair contract. We cannot be bought off that cheaply. We guess they were not too interested in it either. Their team left it behind at the end of the session.
At the table, we TA’ed a few items including a small improvement in Article 43 and Article 45. AT&T “officially” withdrew their original demand to increase the overtime trigger point when time and a half becomes double time and a proposal to charge a processi
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