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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!!

August 22, 2019

Once again, there is no progress to report at the bargaining table today.  Negotiations seem to be at a stand still due to the company's lack of authority to bargain over any of the issues brought to the table by our members.  The phones at the District 3 Office have not stop ringing today.  Members are calling to say that they want a new contract, they've have had enough of AT&T, and are asking what they can do to help.  

 

We are all in this together.  Please ensure that you are in communication with the leadership of your Local.  

 

August 21, 2019

Unfortunately, due to the company’s lack of authority at the bargaining table, there is no progress to report.  Union membership gives us strength in numbers.  We all rely upon one another.  The basic right to form and join a Union gives us more power than if we tried to negotiate as individuals.  Please make sure that your Local has all of your most up to date contact information. 

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.