The Bargaining Committee continued off table discussions on Call Sharing today. We explained to the company challenges that are embedded in the company proposal and have invited the company to address those concerns. We believe that open dialog can address these concerns and produce solutions. We are optimistic that an agreement can be reached and continue to work toward a constructive proposal that addresses company needs and Union concerns. The Unions are available to continue discussions once requested information is provided by the company and reviewed by the Union. Many other issues remain open on the table including pensions, 401k savings, wages, medical, dental, relocation, tuition assistance …..The company has made no recent movement on those issues. We work for the greatest telecommunications company in the nation. They are profitable and well positioned and we contributed greatly to that success. The company’s success is directly related to our skills and dedication to our customers. Pensions, wages, benefits and last but not least, our families matter.
Continue informational pickets. If you are Active or retired, we all need to be involved. This is everyone’s fight. The bargaining team thanks you for all your hard work and dedication. If you aren’t participating, please come out and help. We are one day stronger than we have to be.
Your Bargaining Committee reminds you……..Work Safe-Be Strong- Stay United