After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for 21,000 CWA members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility.
Never before have we seen this level of mobilization for a fair contract, including a three-day strike that shut down hundreds of stores across the country, and never before have we won so much at the bargaining table.
For the first time at any wireless company in the country, workers have won guaranteed customer service work at U.S. call centers, representing an 80% increase in the share of total call volume over the current levels. We also won first-time job security protections and more stable pay and reduced intrusive surveillance at work.
If you took part in mobilization activities, walked a strike line, wore a button or a sticker, passed out flyers, or called your managers demanding a fair contract - this is your victory. Our bargaining team could not have achieved this breakthrough tentative agreement without the hard work that you did fighting for a fair contract.
We didn't win everything of course, but we moved forward together and will keep up the fight.
Please join us for a town hall call on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30pm ET/ 7:30pm CT/ 6:30pm MT/ 5:30pm PT to learn more about the tentative agreement. Text MobilityCall to 69866 to RSVP to the call.
Together, we showed that we can beat back regressive proposals and make improvements at work when we stick together and mobilize. Let this be a sign to all companies that put profits above workers: when we stand together, we win.
In solidarity, Dennis Trainor CWA District 1 Vice President
RATIFIED August 30, 2016
August 3, 2016
CWA Reaches New Tentative Agreement (TA) over AT&T Mobility Benefits:
"We had two main goals for our 2016 negotiations over the National Bargained Benefits Plan at AT&T Mobility – we wanted to make health care more affordable and we wanted to put health benefits into the regional collective bargaining agreements. We met these goals with this new tentative agreement. "
We ask that all AT&T Mobility members review all the relevant documents by going to http://www.cwa-union.org/Mobility-NBBP or follow the individual links below. We urge everyone to vote and encourage your coworkers to vote to let your voices be heard!
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IN SEARCH OF JOB
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Joe Smith started his day early, having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m. While his coffee pot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE), and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA), he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA), he got into his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job...in AMERICA
Your Benefits Weren't A Gift
The advantages you enjoy as a union member - a guaranteed wage rate, protection against unfair treatment, paid vacations and holidays, health and wealth benefits and a pension plan were not gifts from management.
Your employer may try to give you the idea that your pay and benefits are the result of management generosity (a contradiction in terms). Don't be fooled.
CWA members have struggled long and hard to achieve what we have today. Sometimes they have been forced to strike - meaning weeks of hardship for themselves and their families - to gain the things you now enjoy.
YOUR EMPLOYER HAS NEVER AGREED TO ANYTHING OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF ITS HEART!
IT'S THE UNION, NOT YOUR EMPLOYER, who is responsible for what you have today. It's the union, with your support that will be responsible for all the gains you make in the future.
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