CWA Local 3205

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BARGAINING 2019 FOR BST/UTILITY OPS HAS BEGUN!!

Please check the FB page, or under News/Recent News on this page for bargaining updates as they come out! We need everyone to stay mobilized in their work centers! You are the union!! Stand up, fight back! #CWAStrong!

BST UNIFORM PROGRAM UPDATE 7/12

On May 6, 2019 I sent a notification from the Company to all Local Presidents regarding the transition of the "Core" Uniform Program vendor from VF Solutions to Image Solutions. The Company advised that all uniform ordering would be suspended for a period of 4 - 6 weeks beginning May 26, 2019. Due to the fact that time period expired this week and the ordering process has not yet been reestablished, I requested an update. Please see the Company's response below.

The vendor provided an update late yesterday.  The new ordering website should be up & running by 8/1.  We are in the process of setting up the employees' accounts, but their $ allowances cannot be finalized until all of the VF orders & back-orders are processed in late July.  In addition, the apparel is shipping to the new vendor, and each item has to be scanned in for the real-time inventory ordering.  We will provide the updated ordering link as soon as it is available.

In Unity,
Billy O'Dell

Administrative Director

 

Take Action

AT&T made big promises to create jobs if Congress passed a big tax cut for corporations. But instead of creating jobs, AT&T continues to cut jobs, and the company is stonewalling workers who want a fair contract that keeps jobs in our communities. It's time for Congress to launch an investigation to find out what happened to the billions of dollars of our money that they gave away to AT&T and other corporations that are cutting jobs.

We need to let Congress know that keeping American workers employed and our communities strong should be their top priority.

Recent News

August 19, 2019

There is very little progress to report on with contract negotiations. Our bargaining team sent a clear message to the company, outlining what it will take to reach an agreement. Today, District 3 Vice-President, Richard Honeycutt met with the company’s leadership and emphasized the bargaining team’s position on the important issues. The company’s leadership requested time to consider the Union’s demands. 

 

August 17, 2019

For almost two months we have attempted to negotiate with the company.  We have entertained numerous company proposals with great trepidation.  In good faith, we expected the company to bargain with us over our proposals.  But, unlike recent rounds of bargaining, the company refuses to give any genuine consideration to our demands. The company expects us to make recessions on job security, seniority, and benefits, while offering us modifications of our proposals that do not address our concerns.  

August 15, 2019

Today at the common interest table, the bargaining team presented the company counter proposals on benefits and wages. The team also met at the main table and presented the company a package, which they seemed elated to receive.  We are patiently awaiting their response, with the expectation they accept our admirable package. Be prepared and maintain communication with your local.

Thanks to Local 3803 for lunch, and the Florida staff and secretaries for the gift.