CWA members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the tentative agreement covering 21,000 AT&T Mobility workers under the Orange Contract. Congratulations on a hard-fought contract!
The new contract offers more pay, more job security, and more work for CWA members. As we see AT&T's non-union competition eliminate thousands of jobs, close a dozen call centers, and cut back on pay, we are fighting back against these headwinds for real improvements in the wireless industry.
Although we know this agreement is not everything we deserve, we will keep fighting and are proud of what we achieved together.
Great contracts are not won at the bargaining table. They are won on the shop floor and on the streets. As more and more CWA members become active in our union, we will see our power strengthen. After 11 months of mobilization, tough bargaining and a historic three-day strike, it was you and your coworkers who proved to the company that when we stand together, we win.
Dennis Trainor Vice President CWA District 1
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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