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CWA-AT$T Legacy T Bargaining Report #5

The company arrived today with a big pile of demands. It turned out they were all basically the same. For Articles 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 41 their demand are to eliminate all double time for overtime after 8 hours and all Sunday differentials. In Article 41 the proposed also eliminating shifted tour differential.
In many of our offices, particularly in call centers and our teleconferencing offices, there is a lot of forced overtime and Sunday work. The only thing that slows down their desire to force even more people is the double time pay. If it were eliminated there would be no end to the forced overtime our members would face. This is a strictly money saving proposal on the company?s part.
In another bid to save a few dollars on our backs, the company proposed eliminating the day after Thanksgiving as a fixed holiday and replacing it with another COMPANY designated floater.
Finally, they rejected our proposal to increase the number of flex EW days to 5. They want to keep it as is.

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