Local 7803

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Renton, WA 98059
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CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining

September 8, 2017 - Bargaining Report #55

September 8, 2017

The bargaining committees met this week and discussed monitoring in the Retail stores and Call Centers, and the Company’s unilateral changes to the MI-60 assignment in the Call Centers. We will revisit this next week when bargaining reconvenes. As we continue to push for job security, AT&T still has not fully provided the information we are entitled to regarding the use of contractors in Network. We let AT&T know that we need a commitment from them with assurances to have our technicians build and maintain the Network. We will continue to press for more details on how much technical contracting is going on.

After reviewing some additional information received from AT&T this week, it appears CWA’s concerns about job loss are based on hard facts as anticipated. Our share of the work is shrinking in Retail, Call Centers and Network; with a 60% saturation in Retail going to authorized retailers, and just a mere 7% of all calls are handled by CWA Union Call Centers in the region covered by this “Orange” Contract which covers 35 states and Washington, D.C., and contractors are running rampant on the Network. The need for strong job security language in this round of bargaining is more important than ever. It is you – the members, AT&T’s employees – who built this company and this contract fight is for your future.

This week, Mobility workers from across the country who are covered by the “Orange” Regional Contract met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to tell their representatives how AT&T’s move to 3rd party authorized Retailers and off-shore call center contractors threatens our members jobs and harms our communities. Thank you for your continued support.

When We Fight, We WIN! Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!


In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


August 25, 2017 - Bargaining Report #54

August 25, 2017

The Bargaining Committee and the Company met today to continue our dialogue on the Company’s proposed changes to Retail commissions for September and October, which many of you saw posted previously on the My CSP. The Company had posted that there would be changes to the plan available to everyone except for members covered by the Orange Contract. These changes for September and October would be positive changes including digital experience crediting and uncapping the entertainment component. The Union made it clear that the Company would not get away with playing games such as offering positive changes to everyone but the members we are currently bargaining for, and we demanded they bargain the changes with us. The Bargaining Team had discussions with the AVP of Sales Compensation and determined these changes would be beneficial to our members and demanded the changes apply to everyone including the Orange Contract. We are pleased to report that an agreement has been signed as of today which gives these changes to members covered by the Orange contract, while protecting the Union’s position – which is that we have a standing request to bargain commissions and any and all changes to commissions must be bargained with the Union. The mobilization and Unity of our members makes us stronger at the bargaining table and that’s why we were able to secure this victory. The full agreement will be available soon on your Local’s website as well as the Unity@Mobility Facebook page.

While compensation was at the forefront this week, we still made it clear that job security, new work, and affordable benefits are some of the issues that we will continue to fight for until properly addressed. Bargaining will continue next week. Thank you for your continued commitment, Unity and support during this long round of bargaining.

When We Fight, We WIN! Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!


In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


August 18, 2017 - Bargaining Report #53

August 18, 2017

This week bargaining focused on commission changes AT&T has planned for September and October. RSCs have seen an update on the “My CSP” page that describes changes including credit for some on-line sales and uncapping the Entertainment component for two months.

Under the heading of this communication, AT&T implied that the CWA Orange Bargaining Team has said “No” to any changes to the commission plan. A truer statement is that the CWA has requested to bargain over commissions and since commissions are wages and wages are a mandatory subject of bargaining, CWA has requested that the Company not make any changes until we have had an opportunity to bargain over them.

In a bargaining session that the AVP of Sales Compensation joined, we gained a better understanding of how these changes may be applied. We made additional information requests and are set up to continue our discussions next week on this issue. Your bargaining team will “SKIP NO STEPS” as we fight for a fair contract.

Your support keeps us CWA Strong and we will be here as long as necessary to get the Agreement our Mobility members deserve. When we fight, we WIN!


In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


July 28, 2017 - Bargaining Report #52

July 29, 2017

The CWA and AT&T bargainers met this week via phone conference. Among the many issues we discussed was the new Leave Link process which has caused chaos with our members who need to access FMLA, Short Term Disability, and ADA accommodations to name a few. CWA has added failure to bargain the effects of this change to our long list of labor law violations and we have filed Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

This week we all saw AT&T’s latest earnings report which shows the company has billions of cash on hand. If AT&T cared about its employees and customers, they would get serious about a new contract instead of moving our work to vendor call centers and Authorized Retailers which is a recipe for disaster for employees, customers, and ultimately the shareholders as AT&T leads the race to the bottom.

This bargaining will be recessed as of today and will pick up again on August 14th, in order for CWA to conduct the business of the Union at the National Convention of CWA delegates, beginning next week.

Remember, the terms of our contract remain in place as we bargain for a new Agreement. Keep up the mobilization. When we fight, we WIN!


In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


June 15, 2017 - Bargaining Report #48

June 16, 2017

The Union has spent this week reviewing data received from AT&T as well as all the information we have received from members highlighting the ongoing issues of wrongdoing by management. AT&T continues to get caught trying to make illegal changes to policies, scheduling illegal mandatory meetings and instructing managers to intimidate employees. The Union, with the help and support of the membership, are catching these improper activities and responding with grievances, mobilization and board charges.

The Company canceled the meetings we had scheduled this week and appears to have focused their time on making changes in their upper management structure.

We know the slow nature of this round of bargaining is frustrating to some members, but we will not rush this contract. We will bargain as long as it takes to get a fair and equitable contract regardless of the stall tactics and attempted intimidation by the Company. Stay strong, stay mobilized and stay angry. Keep in touch with your Local for mobilization activities. When we fight, we WIN!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


June 9, 2017 - Bargaining Report #47

June 11, 2017

This week has been another week of nothing from AT&T. Other than a brief meeting earlier in the week to discuss multi-lingual differential, the Company has shown no interest in getting to a fair and equitable contract. The Union stands on our demands and will not back down. We are in this for as long as it takes.

There was an overwhelming response from the members about the Company trying to change policies and harass people since the strike. Since the last bargaining report, we have been investigating all the issues you have brought to us, and we will not let the Company get away with anything. We are still going over data, looking into pension accruals and part time benefit costs. We are aware that a long round of bargaining like this can be frustrating, but we will not rush to get a contract. Mobilization must continue so the company knows we will fight until we get the contract we deserve. When we fight, we WIN!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


May 25, 2017 - Bargaining Report #45

May 26, 2017

Since returning from the strike, and because of your courage, the company has been filling many of the open information requests. It took a strike and Unfair Labor Practice charges to get the information but we are getting it. However, the company continues its greedy demands and they continue to spread misinformation about bargaining. The Union will not back down and we urge you to contact your Local if you are hearing anything that does not sound correct. If there is any harassment or intimidation going on that needs to be reported as well.

Mobilization needs to be ramped up to keep the pressure on, and we need to be prepared to bargain for as long as it takes. Despite the company's lies, the strike closed hundreds of stores nationwide, left call centers unstaffed and critical network tickets not dispatched until Monday. Keep up the fight, One day longer, one day stronger. When We Fight We Win!!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


May 22, 2017 - Bargaining Report #44

May 22, 2017

First and foremost, The Bargaining Team would like to thank and congratulate the Membership for their historic participation in this weekend’s strike! The picket lines and rallies throughout the country were strong and sent a clear message to the Company. Finally, after months of stalling, the company started filling the data requests that had been left unanswered until the strike. The Company has been put on notice that if they don’t start bargaining a fair contract, we can strike again at any time.

If there is any intimidation, retaliation, discipline or encouragement to leave the Union, you need to report it immediately to your Local. Just because the strike is over doesn’t mean the fight is over. The strike has unified the members like never before and that should carry over into your respective work areas. Mobilization must continue, so we can show this company that this will not end until we get a fair and equitable contract. This is a fight for good American jobs and when We Fight We Win!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1


What We Accomplished This Weekend

May 21, 2017

This weekend was historic - AT&T didn't think we would strike but we did. We showed them we are not settling for crumbs at the bargaining table and we will fight them until we get what we deserve. Tomorrow we return to work with our heads held high.

40,000 AT&T workers - 21,000 in Mobility - walked off the job Friday in the biggest labor strike in years. We shut down stores across the country and turned away customers - tanking sales nationwide. Participation was huge and we saw very few scabs. Many customers refused to enter stores, and some even joined us on the picket line.

Our allies showed up big time in support of our fight - from elected leaders, other union members, community organizations, students from local colleges, and members of the public just walking by who stopped to join our pickets.

Our families stood with us, sending a clear message to the company about what we're fighting for - making sure the needs of working families are met and protecting good, union jobs for generations to come.

We stood up not only for ourselves and our families, but for all working Americans who are stick and tired of being taken advantage of by greedy corporations. This fight is even bigger than AT&T.

Let's congratulate ourselves for a job well done and walk into work tomorrow very proud.

Tomorrow, CWA will be at the bargaining table. We hope management starts to bargain seriously with us.

In solidarity,

Dennis G. Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President

P.S. Find and tag your friends and coworkers in our strike album on Facebook.


First Day On Strike At AT&T

May 19, 2017

It was an incredible first day on strike at AT&T. Hundreds of our friends, family and allies from the labor movement and our communities joined us on the picket line. We SHUT DOWN stores across the country - more than we even expected. It was a truly historic day and everyone did an incredible job.

We made the news nationwide - they wrote about us in The New York Times, The LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed and many more including local TV, radio, and newspapers around the country.

Make sure you're following us on Facebook and Twitter to see all the photos, videos, and messages of solidarity coming in from your CWA brothers and sisters and our supporters.

WATCH and SHARE the video from the first day. (Original music in the video was made by a proud CWA Local 1101 member!)

Keep those picket lines strong! The company is feeling the pressure.

In solidarity,

Dennis G. Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President


CWA Members' Relief Fund Striker Certification Form

We now have on online CWA Members' Relief Fund Striker Certification Form (DFR-1) that you may fill out and the answers will come directly to District 7.

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CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining

May 18, 2017 – Bargaining Report #43

May 18, 2017

Since CWA notified AT&T that a strike was imminent without significant movement at the bargaining table, the Company has rejected all of our proposals for title upgrades and offered nothing that would get us to a deal. The Union has continued to work toward a contract that would keep and improve the jobs our members have at AT&T. The Company has offered nothing but expensive benefits proposals, unfair absence plans, offensive wage increases, and they have refused to bargain a fair commission plan or any type of job security.

Tomorrow at 3 PM Eastern Time, CWA will be on strike against AT&T’s corporate greed unless there is significant movement between now and then. Stay in touch with your Local for additional details. We will walk out with our heads held high and fight for the fair contract we deserve. This is a historic moment for mobility workers covered by the Orange Contract. CWA has a long history of fighting for good American jobs and tomorrow the fight continues. The Bargaining Team thanks you for your support throughout this process and we will continue bargaining after the strike for as long as it takes to get a fair and equitable contract. When we fight we WIN, One day longer, One day stronger!

In Solidarity,

Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



May 11, 2017 – Bargaining Report #42

May 14, 2017

One of the key issues the Bargaining Team is focusing on is Job Security. As the company looks toward the future, so does the Union. Job Security can take shape in many forms, but any way you look at it, it is a major issue. As many of you hear out in the field, the company wants to offshore or outsource Call Center jobs, open more authorized retailers and let technology and contractors chip away at the Technicians head count. The Union addresses these issues every time we meet with the Company, but the Company continues to bury their heads in the sand and make believe none of this is going on. The Union is going after new Tech work such as small cells and The First Responder Network, as well as protecting our members in the Call Centers from outsourcing/offshoring of work and demanding the Company come to the table with their long-term plan for the retail stores. While all issues on the table are important, job security is right at the top and is a strike issue.

We need mobilization throughout the Orange footprint to escalate, and your managers need to know you will do whatever it takes to secure a good contract. We remain far apart, but with the support and unity of the membership we can close the gap. The Company needs to hear us loud and clear and know that if they don’t bargain a fair contract WE WILL STRIKE! The Bargaining Team is committed, and we know you are too. When we fight, We WIN! Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



May 3, 2017 – Bargaining Report #41

May 7, 2017

The Union and Company have continued meeting since the contract expired on Monday morning. There has been some positive movement, however, all major issues remain on the table. To recap, here is what we are fighting for: affordable benefits, fair wages, flexible time off including vacation scheduling, EWP time usage, exchange time, fair commissions, job upgrades, sick time and absence, and job security protections against contractors in Network, contracting out work and offshoring Call Centers and opening authorized retailers. This is a long list of issues and the Company refuses to offer fair proposals on any of them. Many of these issues are strike issues. The Bargaining team is here to improve this contract, and we will not leave until we accomplish our goal.

We have been receiving reports from the field that managers have been spreading false information. It is important to have mobilization continue and escalate. It’s also important to understand that management’s goal with misinformation is to undermine mobilization which could have a negative impact on bargaining. If it sounds wrong, it probably is, and you should check with your Local. If, and when, the CWA President calls a strike, rest assured, you cannot be pointed or fired for Striking. You cannot be disciplined for picketing, and the Company cannot discipline you when you return to work after the strike. Any misinformation being spread should be grieved by your stewards and should be reported to your Local. CWA has a long history of taking care of their own during a strike and that will continue in the event of a strike at Mobility. This is the time for Mobility members to stand up and fight back and leave their historic mark on the labor movement. When we fight, We Win!!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



April 30, 2017 – Bargaining Report #40

May 7, 2017

Since giving the 72 hour notice to terminate the contract, the Union has had extensive meetings with the Company. We remain extremely far apart at this time, but we will continue to bargain as long as we believe progress is being made. The President of CWA can call a strike anytime after the contract expires tomorrow morning, but as of now bargaining is set to resume tomorrow.

We need the membership to remain mobilized and unified, so the Company knows we will strike whenever necessary. AT&T is an extremely wealthy and profitable corporation and our demands at the table are fair and just. The Company could easily do the right thing by you AND remain highly profitable. You built this Company, you drive the profits and you must share in the success! Please stay in touch with your Local and the unity@mobility facebook page for updates! When we fight, we win!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



April 28, 2017 – Bargaining Report #39

April 29, 2017

As you are aware, the Union gave the company 72 hour notice today to terminate the contract as per the extension agreement. The Union did this because the Company refused to come to the table and bargain. After receiving notice, the Company came to the table and we had extensive conversations, but we remain far apart. AT&T is standing by their greedy proposals and looking to slash benefits and outsource jobs while they make over a billion dollars a month. We know many of you will have questions about the 72-hour notice so here is a link to the FAQ sheet:

The Bargaining Team is strengthened by the support and mobilization of the membership. There were protests at the AT&T shareholders’ meeting and mobilization events around the country. Let AT&T hear loud and clear that you demand and deserve a fair contract! Stay unified, mobilized and angry! When we fight, We WIN!

Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



April 19, 2017 – Bargaining Report #38

April 20, 2017

For the first time in a while, bargaining had some positive dialogue. The Call Centers are a high stress work environment, and we will do whatever it takes to make improvements. We met in a sub-committee to address call center issues including call flow, monitoring and schedules. There were also more general discussions for all groups about title upgrades, commissions, transfers, absence and sick time. While we remain far apart, we are optimistic about today’s meetings.

The Bargaining Team is sure the positive changes are a result of the mobilization activities of the membership. The Company hears you loud and clear, and they know we are more unified than ever before. Keep up the fight and together we will win!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



April 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #36

April 14, 2017

As Bargaining continues, it is clear the company is standing behind their greedy demands, and they have no intention of compensating the employees that built the company. The company is standing firm on exorbitant medical costs, reduced sick time and unfair scheduling practices. It is imperative that you have some flexibility when using your bargained for time off to care for unexpected life events.

Many issues were discussed today, and we spent significant time focusing on call center issues including scheduling and monitoring. The CWA Bargaining Team is determined to improve the daily work lives for our members in the call centers and make sure that any monitoring will be done fairly. We also focused on full time benefits for part time workers since the company is hiring so many part timers in the retail stores. Job security for all groups remains a priority as well. We remain far apart, but we will bargain as long as it takes to get a fair contract. Mobilization remains a key to our strength at the table and together we will win!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



April 6, 2017 – Bargaining Report #35

April 7, 2017

As we have been telling you since the beginning of bargaining, the company is refusing to provide all the information the union has requested. It is impossible to formulate certain proposals with missing information. The Union has filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the National Labor Relations Board to force AT&T to give us the information. Without all of the requested information, bargaining is being delayed and we will not allow the company to continue stalling.

We passed a counter proposal today on employee access to personal records and how the company notifies the Union about discipline. We also had discussions on network safety issues including flammable materials in company provided shirts, and the company adding duties to Call Center jobs. We remain far apart even though minor progress has been made on some issues. Mobilization is more important than ever because we need to keep pressure on the company. Keep up the great work and together we will win!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 31, 2017 – Bargaining Report #34

April 1, 2017

The Bargaining team continues to demand a fair contract at the bargaining table, but the Company’s actions are far louder than their words. With the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8, the Company steers customers to online pre-orders and offers some of the COR employees meager commission payments that end up on a MY-REWARDS card which is not the same as a cash payment. This is similar to what the Company did with Direct TV and other popular products and a perfect example of why we need to negotiate a simple, fair and equitable commission plan and wage structure in retail. We did get an agreement on prescription safety glasses for supply side/warehouse workers which is a positive gain, however we remain far apart.

We can’t stress enough how much the continued mobilization and unity is helping the Bargaining team at the table. Keep up the fight and together we will win!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 29, 2017 – Bargaining Report #33

March 29, 2017

Bargaining continued today and some small improvements have been made including a tentative agreement on work boots for supply chain/warehouse workers. While we are happy with any positive movement and dialogue, we stress that we remain far apart on major issues. In every bargaining session, we continue to discuss the need for improved wages, affordable benefits and job security. The Company knows we are not going anywhere without achieving these goals.

Last night’s Town Hall call was a great success with thousands of members from across the country participating. The continue participation of the membership in mobilization gives great strength to the bargaining team and sends a very clear message to AT&T that we are united. Keep up the fight, keep up the mobilization and together we will win!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 20, 2017 – Bargaining Report #30

March 23, 2017

Bargaining resumed today, and we had extensive conversations about commissions. Over the last decade, AT&T Mobility’s profits have soared. The employees who work in stores, maintain the network and service customers in the call centers are a major contributing factor of that success. It makes no sense that while profits soar, the company continues to manipulate commissions, so the people responsible for their success make less. Rather than reward the employees who are making the company successful, AT&T continues to look for more ways to line the pockets of executives and shareholders.

The Bargaining Team is disgusted with AT&T’s corporate greed, and We know the members are too. Stay mobilized, stay unified and stay ANGRY!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 15, 2017 – Bargaining Report #28

March 16, 2017

Bargaining continued today with the Union passing proposals for substantial wage improvements, better commissions, improved transfer language and job security improvements. Aside from passing proposals, we continue to discuss all issues important to our members every time we meet with the company. As we have stated before, the dialogue has improved at times and small improvements have been made. However, when the most important issues come up, the company stands firm on their greedy demands. We will continue to demand better pay, better treatment, job security, training and everything necessary for the members to share in the continued growth and success of this company.

We remain committed to bargain as long as it takes to get a fair contract and with a unified and mobilized membership standing strong with us, we will win!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #27

March 13, 2017

The Union passed proposals on more title upgrades, fair treatment in the Team Colors program, improved safety language for techs and warehouse workers, increased tuition reimbursement and changes to the Manager in 60 program that would make it fair and more inclusive.

Today the company had members of their commission team on a conference call to clarify many issues the Union has with the company’s unfair and greedy commission plan. The improved dialogue goes right out the window when we address the greediness of AT&T. The Company continues to stand by their greedy commission policies and they believe it’s a good thing to cut people’s compensation even as their profits continue to soar. Randall Stephenson’s pay rose 13% last year to nearly 30 million dollars, but the company continues to cut commissions and outsource jobs. We are in for a long fight!! Stay mobilized, stay unified and together we will win!!.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 11, 2017 – Bargaining Report #26

March 13, 2017

Bargaining resumed today with positive dialogue, and there has been some movement at the table, but we can’t stress enough that we remain far apart. We spoke about issues affecting every group today and told the company we remain committed to the issues our members highlighted as most important in the bargaining surveys.

The Company passed some language in regards to RSC pay treatment for transfers and Network rebalances. The language needs improvement but the Company is clearly hearing our concerns.

Mobilization remains a key part of this process and we are strengthened by what you are doing in the field. The Bargaining Team thanks you for the overwhelming participation in activities this past week. Keep up the fight!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 5, 2017 – Bargaining Report #23

March 7, 2017

The Union and Company resumed bargaining today and again the dialogue was productive. While we must stress that we remain extremely far apart, the last couple days have been encouraging. The Union continued to outline several job titles which have had responsibilities increased and deserve upgrades in title and pay.

The Company passed a Benefits proposal which was a small improvement but something we can build on. They also passed a counter on safety which is an improvement to the current contract language but still needs some work.

There is still a very long way to go but, with the continued support of a mobilized and unified membership, we will get what we deserve!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 4, 2017 – Bargaining Report #22

March 7, 2017

Bargaining resumed today and, for the first time in a while, there was some meaningful dialogue. While we remain extremely far apart, the tone was a little different today. The Union passed more title upgrade language and had extensive discussions around the Company asking people to do more work without adding to their compensation or upgrading their titles.

The Company gave counter proposals on Union-Company Relationship and Force Adjustment. While neither proposal is what we are looking for, the language was starting to move in the right direction. We also broke off into a small off the record group to discuss some issues affecting the network and supply groups. Hopefully today will set a trend of increased dialogue, however, we need all members to stay mobilized and keep up the fight!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 2, 2017 – Bargaining Report #21

March 2, 2017

Bargaining resumed today, and the Company continued their appalling behavior. The Bargaining team reiterated that our members need better benefits, wages, working conditions and job security. We pointed out that our concerns are more important than ever because the Company, despite their huge profits, still wants to outsource and downsize good union jobs. The Bargaining Team told them we will continue bargaining as long as it takes to get the contract you deserve.

Other than a brief demonstration of the Cricket commission plan, the Company had no proposals for the Union today and did not respond to any of the multiple proposals we passed yesterday. Bargaining will resume tomorrow. We need all our members unified and mobilized to let the company know we will not accept less than we deserve!!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



March 1, 2017 – Bargaining Report #20

March 2, 2017

The Bargaining team met with the Company today for an extended period. First, we put on a presentation on commissions and how they have been diminished even as AT&T’s profits soar. The presentation was met with silence that spoke volumes. The Company couldn’t figure out a way to justify their greed, so they said nothing. The Union also made proposals for improved monitoring language for Call Center and Retail workers.

Several proposals were made by the Union for title/pay upgrades to make sure that our members who are being asked to do more are compensated for it.

The Company took all our information and proposals and had nothing new to offer us. The Company continues to stall, delay and make no meaningful movement at the table. We need our members to stay mobilized and let the company know we will keep fighting until we get a fair contract.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 15, 2017 – Bargaining Report #18

February 16, 2017

The Union and company remain miles apart on all major issues. The company continues to make greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits. The Union will not accept these demands and the discussions have become more contentious over the last several days. The Union is here to get a fair contract, and with the continued backing of the membership, we will win!

The Union and company agreed today to a brief “cooling-off” period, so we can comb through the piles of data received from the company. We will reconvene within the next two weeks. This is a chance for the membership to ramp up mobilization and show the company when they get back to the table, they need to bargain a fair contract! Thank you for your continued support. Stay mobilized, stay unified and stay ANGRY!!

As we continue to fight for good jobs, please encourage co-workers, family and friends to visit our website: http://www.goodjobsatt.org

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 14, 2017 – Bargaining Report #17

February 17, 2017

The Union and the Company met today and the Company opened the meeting by outright rejecting many of our proposals including Job Security and also continued to state that they have no interest in bargaining commissions for Retail Stores, Cricket Stores and Tele-sales employees. They rejected our Benefit proposal and continue to demand that employees pay about one third of the cost of their healthcare. They rejected our Absence proposal and continue to demand additional “wait days” before being paid.

The Union continues to demand the end to their unfair, unjust attendance policy. There was no love shown by this GREEDY Corporation on this Valentine’s Day for their employees who have built this Company into what it is today. Our membership is the reason why this is a profitable Company, not the inadequate managers they have on the payroll.

Your Bargaining Team informed the Company that there will be NO agreement reached in this round of bargaining without our key issues being addressed. We will be here as long as it takes and do whatever it takes to ensure those issues are cared for. Continue to scale up your mobilization efforts to let AT&T Mobility know we are all in this together! If you haven’t gotten involved up to this point, STAND UP and GET INVOLVED! It’s YOUR future we are fighting for.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 13, 2017 – Bargaining Report #16

February 14, 2017

The Union and the Company met today and the Union passed proposals on job security, vacations, absence, transfer language, exchange time, holidays, benefits and basis of compensation.

Heated and contentious discussions occurred surrounding the Union’s notice to the Company of our intent to bargain commissions and the Company’s unwillingness to give up their flexibility to change it when their greed suits them. Your bargaining team has placed this Company on notice that we will be here as long as it takes and that our membership has driven this agenda and we will not waiver. The line has been drawn in the sand and we are not going anywhere until we achieve our goal of bringing back a fair contract for the membership.

Continue your mobilization efforts and let your voices be heard to management that you are on the same side of that line as your bargaining team. Your bargaining team has been energized by the show of support and solidarity displayed through this past weekend’s mobilizations, rallies, practice pickets and job actions. Scale it up!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 11, 2017 – Bargaining Report #15

February 13, 2017

The Union and company remain very far apart on all issues important to our members. The Bargaining Team is not here to settle, we are here to fight and we feel energized by all the mobilization we see across the Orange Contract footprint. AT&T is greedy and their proposals are unfair and appalling.

We met with the company today and signed a temporary contract extension, so all the provisions of the contract remain intact while we continue to bargain.

While this is the best scenario for our members at this time, this extension still allows the Union to call a strike by giving 72 hours’ notice to the Company of a cancellation of the extension. We stress to you that we hear your concerns and we will bargain as long as it takes to get a fair contract! AT&T needs to remain on notice that the membership is mobilized, unified and pissed off! You deserve better and we are here to make sure you get it!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 08, 2017 – Bargaining Report #13

February 9, 2017

Bargaining resumed today and the Union passed proposals on absence, benefits, job security and other language to protect our members and improve your working conditions! We had heated discussions today and made it clear that job security and improved work conditions are the only path to an agreement. So far, we have made proposals related to wages, benefits, flexible time off, over time, call out pay, on-call pay, weekend differential, commissions and more.

The company, however, has made only a handful of proposals and they are mostly concessionary. On top of their concessionary proposals, they continue to stall on giving the Union some of the information we have requested. The company is not only greedy, they are stalling and making no effort to get a contract by expiration. There are rallies happening throughout the Orange contract footprint over the next few days, everyone should be there and let the company know you demand a good contract and will do whatever it takes to get it!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 06, 2017 – Bargaining Report #12

February 6, 2017

The Union and company resumed bargaining today with both sides having multiple clarifying questions. As stated in the last bargaining report, the Union passed language last Saturday on multiple major issues. The company, as expected, had multiple questions about our proposals. Our proposals are fair and reasonable but the company is too greedy to accept anything that would help our members, their employees.

The Union had many questions after reviewing data the company provided related to the technicians and call centers. The company has trouble providing information when it’s to improve working conditions for their employees but no trouble when it’s used for discipline or negative impacts. We still have outstanding data requests for retail, network and call center workers. Stay mobilized and stay angry!! Bargaining resumes tomorrow.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Tonya Moore, District 1



February 03, 2017 – Bargaining Report #10

February 3, 2017

The Bargaining Team met with the company today and received a demonstration of the call monitoring system used in our call centers. As ususal, the demonstration created more questions than it answered. The amount of monitoring our call center members are subjected to creates a high stress environment and we are working on language to improve the working conditions at the call centers.

We also made it very clear to the company that we had no interest in their greedy and offensive benefits proposal or taking away pensions for new hires. We remain focused on all the issues important to our members, and bargaining will resume tomorrow.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



February 02, 2017 – Bargaining Report #9

February 2, 2017

The Company finally supplied the Union with a huge amount of data related to Call Center monitoring. While we did not meet with the Company today, the Bargaining Team spent most the day analyzing the data received and formulating our proposals. We are scheduled to reconvene with the Company tomorrow. The Bargaining Team will be getting a demonstration of the call monitoring system. Call monitoring is a significant issue because of the stress and discipline associated with it in our Call Centers. The Bargaining Team remains committed to address all the important issues facing our members.
We will join everyone tonight on the Town Hall call at 8 PM EST. We will begin calling people who registered shortly before 8 PM. If you have not registered or do not receive a call, you can dial in on 1-855-269-4485.

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



February 1, 2017 – Bargaining Report #8

February 2, 2017

With Groundhog Day rapidly approaching, the Bargaining Team saw a lot of the same old nonsense from greedy AT&T. The company continues to fill information requests at a snail’s pace and large portions of pertinent data are missing! This is a classic stall tactic and we believe they are so embarrassed by their own actions and behaviors that they don’t want to pass the information!

The Union will not tolerate the company’s tactics. We spent the day huddled with our legal team combing through the data we already received and planning our next moves! AT&T’s greed is on full display at bargaining and their hostility towards their employees is appalling. Mobilization will be accelerating leading up to contract expiration. The Bargaining Committee continues to focus on job security, wages and better benefits! We need all members covered under the Orange Contract- MOBILIZED, UNIFIED and ANGRY!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



January 30, 2017 – Bargaining Report #6

February 1, 2017

AT&T wasted no time showing how greedy they are and how little they care about their employees. Since bargaining began, they have done nothing but demand givebacks and attack worker’s benefits. The company wants to eliminate pensions for all new hires and in 2021 they want all bargained for employees to pay 32% of their medical benefits. AT&T’s greed did not stop there, they want to reduce employees sick time to just FIVE days per year while increasing wait time to up to 3 days! AT&T is in the TOP 10 on the Fortune 500 list but continues to try and take more and more from the employees that built the company! We will not let them!

The Bargaining Committee is still waiting for several information requests to be filled by the Company. They are probably so ashamed of their own horrible and greedy behavior that they are embarrassed to share the information with us. We are in this fight to win and with your support we will win! Stay mobilized, stay united and GET PISSED OFF!

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320
Frank Oliva, Local 1298
Debbie Goulet, Local 7803
Deb Casey, Local 2204
Hector Capote, Local 7250
Jeff Reamer, Local 13000
Brandon Beck, Local 9511
Julie Daloisio, Local 13500
Joe Sison, Local 9412
Holly Sorey, Local 4202
Pat Telesco, District 1,
Chair Tonya Moore, District 1



AT&T Members Only Sign Up Form

December 21, 2016

We now have a google form which our stewards and activists should start using to get names, cells, contacts for AT&T Mobility members in stores, call centers and for techs.



CWAers Jam Phone Lines On Capitol Hill with TPP Calls

September 15, 2016

Read more from National CWA Newsletter



Upcoming AT&T Orange Bargaining Proposals

August 18, 2016

Please add your Upcoming AT&T Orange Bargaining proposals here. For AT&T members only.



AT&T Mobility Bargaining Update

August 4, 2016

CWA's Mobility National Benefits Bargaining Committee reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering health care and other benefits for 42,000 workers.

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said CWA "accomplished our main goal, which was to put health care benefits bargaining back in the regional bargaining agreement process and to make health care affordable for all Mobility workers."

An earlier agreement was voted down last month, and continued negotiations resulted in the tentative proposal that is being provided to the membership for a ratification vote.

Among the highlights of the new proposed agreement:

  • Reduced premium costs for 20,000 employees hired after 2014.
  • Employees with dependent children and no covered spouse will pay lower rates under a new 4-tier contribution structure.
  • Employees in Puerto Rico will be able to take advantage of popular HMO plans with much lower contribution rates.
  • A new "Option 2" plan will be introduced with lower premium costs.

Our local will be sending ballots out to the members. Voting will be over August 30, 2016.



Thank You Everyone For a Great Tournament

June 1, 2016
CWA Golf Tournament image

Local 7803 would like to send a hearty thank you to all our golfers, hole sponsors and raffle prize donors!

Hole sponsors:
Brenda Roberts
Doofers Bar and Grill

Raffle prize donors:
Russ Lichty – Nettworth Financial
The Sports Page bar in Auburn
Sounders
The Rock – Renton Landing
Sunrise Dental
Pacific Dental Alliance
The Ram – Kent Station
Potbelly – Renton Landing|
Top Pot Donuts – Renton Landing


COPE iPad Mini Winner

January 3, 2016
ATT Mobility Training

Congratulations to Jelena Yuen with ATT for winning the iPad Mini in a drawing out of people who were new or increased contributors to CWA's political action fund COPE.


Opinion and Award- 49th hour Arbitration- Union Wins!

November 18, 2015

An arbitration hearing was conducted in Denver, CO on September 23-24, 2015. The issue before the arbitrator was:

Did the Employer violate Section 4.5 of the 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement in how it compensated employees at the premium rate for each overtime hour worked after working 49 hours in a calendar week? If so, what is the appropriate remedy?

The Union prevailed in this arbitration. The Arbitrator found that the Employer violated Section 4.5 of the 2012 collective bargaining agreement by failing to pay employees at the appropriate premium rate for each overtime hour worked, after working forty-nine (49) hours through fifty-five (55) hours in a calendar week.

Attached is the opinion and award.


Christmas Meeting/By-Law Change

October 16, 2015

Date: 12/10/15
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Renton Local 7803
16328 SE Renton-Issaquah Rd, Renton Wa 98059

This will be our yearly Christmas meeting as well as a vote to change the bylaws in Article VIII – Local Meetings, from the second Thursday of each even month to quarterly meetings. Please join us.

Mandi Parrott


AT&T Store Meetings

July 24, 2015

Many ATT retail employees are unsure which meetings they are required to attend. ATT has released a statement regarding what the company considers appropriate scheduling requirements for meetings. The requirements for store meetings are different than market or DOS meetings.

Managers may not schedule anyone to come to a store meeting if the meeting occurs on the 6th day of the employees work week. Managers may not schedule split shifts for meetings. Managers may not require an employee attend who has been previously scheduled for vacation/PTO (the employee may volunteer).

Market/ARSM/DOS meetings (once a month) may not schedule an employee on the 6th day of the employees work week. They may schedule split shifts for these meetings. They may not require attendance if the employee has previously been approved for vacation/PTO (the employee may attend voluntarily).

Contact the local union if your store is not following these guidelines.

Deborah Goulet


Thank You for a Great Golf Tournament!

June 11, 2015

Local 7803 would like to thank everyone who participated in our 10th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Thank you to all the golfers, and the volunteers who made it possible. We would also like to thank the Hole Sponsors: Jerseys Bar and Grill, Seahawkers Booster Club and Nisqually Markets. We would also like to thank the raffle prize donors: Ail/Shannon Bennett, Nettworth Financial/Russ Lichty, Sunrise Dental/Mike Williams, Pacific Dental/Cory Edwards, Joan Stewart, Kent AMC Movie Theatre, Kent Station Ram, The Sports Page, Debbie Skelton/Mary Kay consultant, Schafers Bar and Grill and Dixon Golf. With your generous help, we raised over $3,000 to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation!

Mandi Parrott


AT&T Attendance

June 4, 2015

The ATT attendance policy has changed this year. The new policy allows 8 points to termination; the old policy allowed 7. Attendance points expire one year after they are accrued, the old policy expired the points at 6 months. Employees now receive one point for each day they are absent; the old policy allowed one point per occurrence. The new policy has points on discipline drop off when they expire in the twelfth month; the old policy had the points expire at 3 months for counseling and 180 days for written. Under the new policy the discipline step drops off as the points drop below the discipline threshold, so if we are not careful we could stay in a state of perpetual discipline.

The CWA does not agree with the changes in policy. The CWA is negotiating the attendance policy changes with the company.

If you feel you have received a point in error, it is best to address it right away. Everyone will have issues that arise that cause absences and tardiness, we don't want to waste our points. The points are not there for days we don't feel like going into work; they are available for emergencies.

Deborah Goulet


AT&T Mobility Training

May 14, 2015
ATT Mobility Training

Thanks to all the ATT mobility employees who came to our unity@mobility training. We took a moment to put mobilizing into practice and donned medical masks to show solidarity against the new ATT attendance policy.


Time To Sign Up for Our 10th Annual Golf Tournament

March 18, 2015
Hit the links, Join the fight

May 31st, 2015: Come out and play golf with your friends, family and co-workers. Build your foursome now! Have a great time and help a worthy charity! Members, Family and Friends of Local 7803 are all invited! ENTRY FORM


An essay from Carter (Horn) Nickelson

March 11, 2015

Labor unions and the labor movement have had a profound impact on my family’s lives, thus greatly influencing my own. My first exposure to the principle of labor unions came from my great-grandfather, who was a member of the Teamsters Union in New York City. He was the first of many members of my family to play a part in the labor movement. My great-grandpa’s son-in-law, my grandfather, also began his union membership in New York, working with the Bell system. He would eventually move to Washington and take up membership with the Communications Workers of America. I grew up hearing about the rich history of my family members walking the picket line with fellow union members over issues such as insurance for their families, retirement benefits, and – most importantly – safe working conditions; concerns of not only local laborers, but the entire nation of working class Americans. I’ve seen pictures of my mom holding up picket signs with my grandpa when she was but 10 years old.

My family’s history of union involvement has continued with my own mother, who works as a teacher. I witnessed first-hand the impact that unions can have in the laborers’ lives when there was a harassment situation involving one of my mom’s supervisors. The teachers’ union immediately intervened on my mom’s behalf and the incident was swiftly and effectively resolved. To a very large degree, we have unions, past and present, to thank for safe and healthy working conditions for so many Americans.

I plan to double major in mathematics and either engineering or physics in college.

Carter Nickelson is the grandson of Ken Horn. Ken is a retiree of CenturyLink and was President of CWA Local 7803 for many years.

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

February 5, 2015

Local 7803 would like to congratulate John Lucas who has retired after over 20 years at Coal Creek Water District!


Services for Ron Ankarberg's wife Janene

January 29, 2015

The officers of Local 7803 extend their deepest condolences for the loss of Janene Ankarberg, the wife of longtime member Ron Ankarberg. Janene's service will be held on February 7th, from 11am to 1pm at the Park Founders Lodge; 22020 Cliff Ave S, Des Moines WA. All are welcome to attend.


CenturyLink CWA Logo Uniform Patches

January 16, 2015
Summary of the Q-011 letter

During 2012 bargaining with CenturyLink, CWA agreed to a Company proposal that would make uniforms for customer facing employees mandatory. In exchange the Union bargained for a CWA patch to be placed on the uniform.

By putting the the patch on the uniform, the customers our members serve will be able to recognize that their service is being provided by a trained professional Union member

An online order form is posted on the CWA District 7 website, or Click Here. Members wishing to order the patches can complete the form and the patches with be mailed directly to them at thier home address.

The Union patch is the CWA logo and should go on the right upper arm/sleeve of the uniform shirts.

To read the full text of the Q-011 letter, click here.

CenturyLink Attendance Policy

January 8, 2015

The attendance policy in the contract (Article 12) states 1 to 2 years; 3 days replacement after 2 day wait. 2 to 5 years; 6 days replacement 1 day wait. 5 to 10 years; 6 days replacement. 10 to 20 years receive 7 days wage replacement per calendar year, and 20 years or more receive 8 days wage replacement per calendar year.

Keep in mind the company still enforces the 5 and 8. So if you have 4 occurrences and 8 days you will need to wait until days drop off to stay in good standing with the attendance policy, or you can be placed on a written warning.

In the contract there is a new option you may choose to use, which is Article 12.2. All ill time must be exhausted before you can use any personal or vacation days. In this section, Employees may use up to 3 days vacation or personal days in place of ill time and this will not count towards their attendance record as long as it does not occur on a Monday, or the last day following an authorized holiday or designated personal day. All personal days must be exhausted prior to using vacation.

However when an employee chooses to use this option, it is their responsibility to inform their manager at the time of calling out that they are using personal or vacation time in place of ill time.

Taking ill time the day before or after a holiday will result in not being paid for the holiday.



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