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CWA-AT$T Legacy T Bargaining Report #17

Bargaining Report #17 - March 23, 2012
Today the Company only had one proposal on Appendix 3. It is important because it determines the ?organizations? for the purposes of surplus and recall. The issue had been discussed in subcommittee and there was no problem with their proposal.
The majority of the session dealt with the Construction Tech title. This is a title that had shrunk to just 37 people after years of outsourcing of the work. The intent of our demand is to increase the numbers in that title by restoring work that had been taken away from them and given to contractors. Due to years of great research by a longtime Construction Technician, Greg Detterbeck, CWA bargainer Roy Hegenbart was able to present a very detailed explanation of work that we had previously done that we no longer do. Part of this work is inspecting the work that is done by contractors. In a typical case of ?the fox guarding the chicken house?, AT&T has contractors inspecting the work of contractors, instead of it being done by A
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