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THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME OUT THIS MORNING FOR THE INFORMATIONAL PICKET IN FRONT OF 2315 SALEM RD IN CONYERS! YOUR EFFORTS DO NOT GO UNNOTICED BY THE COMPANY!!

MSC is currently the only title in Skill Group 2 - so there are no other employees available to populate a Family of Skills bump list if a MSC is declared surplus.

 

August 30, 2019

Brothers & Sisters,


I am pleased to announce that we have reached tentative agreements with AT&T Southeast, Utility Operations, & AT&T Billing. I would like to congratulate our bargaining team for their success at the bargaining table. As you know, this round of negotiations was very challenging and it took all of you standing together in unity, on picket lines across the District to force the company to actually bargain with us.

August 29, 2019

We have spent the last two days tediously combing through every single word, figure, and calculation that will ultimately be put together to make up an agreement.  We understand that it is important to have this information distributed to our membership as soon as possible but more importantly, we must ensure that every single issue that has been discussed, is properly documented and that there is no confusion about the meaning or intent.  Rest assured, we are moving forward.

August 28, 2019

It has been a slow day today at the bargaining table.  Throughout the bargaining process, many issues have been discussed.  Yesterday we bargained through the night and concluded this morning around 4:00 A.M.  After a few hours of sleep, our bargaining team has spent the day reviewing the various sections of the benefits package.  We understand the importance of distributing the details as soon as possible but we need to ensure that all of the issues discussed are properly documented.

August 27, 2019

Today we were able to have some constructive dialogue with AT&T. Yesterday we all worked late into the night and we are prepared to settle negotiations. We plan to meet with the company again this evening. If the company is serious, we could settle the contract tonight. We will find out later tonight if they are able to make a deal or not. We cannot express how much we appreciate all that has taken place across the District. Today, we all understand the truth in the words to that old familiar chant “We are the Union”.

In Unity,

August 26, 2019

Today the Union and the Company met to discuss the various bargaining proposals on both sides.  Discussions are intense but there is a possibility that negotiations could move forward.  We are inspired by the solidarity across the District.  You have proven to the world that you will fight back against the Company's unlawful acts, and rest assured we will not stop fighting for you.  Our bargaining team will be working late tonight.  It is our desire to reach an agreement and attain the contract that our members deserve.