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May 13, 2015 - Legacy T Bargaining Report #41 - Tentative Agreement Reached

After over two months of bargaining we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) at the Legacy T table. The team feels we were able to beat back the majority of the Company’s retrogressive demands. While there are increases in the cost of Health Care, they are much less than the Company originally demanded and we have added an option with lower premiums. We negotiated wage increases that will more than cover those costs and give our members significantly more money in their pockets during the life of this agreement. Rather than the pension freeze the Company wanted, we got a pension increase and maintained and improved our job security language.

A more detailed report will be posted within 24 hours and even more detail will be presented to the Local Presidents at the Contract explanation meeting and to you before your ratification vote.

Legacy T and District 4 are both announcing our TA’s today.

We want to thank all the Locals and Members who mobilized to make this agreement possible. It would not have happened without your participation.

Your Bargaining Team,

Bill Bates
Laura Unger
Lois Grimes-Patow
Martha Flagge
Mary Ellen Mazzeo
LaNell Piercy
Roy Hegenbart
Cindy Neumeyer

May 13, 2015 (Continued)

The District 4 Midwest bargaining team was able to reach a tentative agreement covering both Core wireline and COS with AT&T Midwest today. The bargaining team is currently working to finalize terms that will be presented to Midwest CWA members for formal approval and ratification.

The team was able to negotiate a three year agreement which includes general wage increases, new healthcare options, and increases to our pensions. Additionally, the bargaining team protected and improved our job security language and made improvements to provisions within the appendixes including wage adjustments.  

The bargaining team would like to thank the leaders of every local and each member for the amazing amount of support they provided during this round of negotiations which started on March 4th

A detailed report will follow at a later date, as the team prepares for a soon to be scheduled contract explanation meeting with Local presidents.


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