This is the bargaining teams third report to the membership, after Fourteen days of negotiations, we have made little progress in moving forward on what would be a fair and equitable agreement., the company continues their pursuit of proposals that give any form of compensation above Base Rate pay.
Equitable proposals as of Friday that benefit the hourly employees. ONE
The local’s open proposals, Rest Period, Sunday Pay, Overtime, PTO Vacation, Calendar Year, Cross Jurisdictional Work, Standby, Night Differential, Health and Welfare, 401K Company Contributions, Temporary Supervisor Differential, Personal Records, Callout Pay, Overtime Equalization,Right to reschedule, Overtime Opportunity, Bargaining Unit Successorship, the team passed 3 new issues.
The following 9 proposals were T/A this week some union some company, Agreement, Break in Seniority, Grievance, Force Adjustment, Job Titles, Paid/nonpaid Absences, Companies 401K, Appendix A Job Titles, Job opportunities, Home Garaging, the team continues to address the economic proposals passed, with a company response of NO,NO,NO, keep your eyes on the website for notification on Mobilization meetings, see CENTURYLINK DOES NOT CARE .COM FOR UPDATES, if needed.
The bargaining team will continue to address the remaining next MONTH.
Contract was extended late Friday to March 8, 2019 12:01 AM, we are returning to the bargaining table on March 4, 2019 to address meaningful negotiations, we hope the company will be willing to make some movement from their previous positions.
We need your help!
Currently there is a letter writing mobilization campaign. The action is to write a short letter to your member of congress; ask them to investigate what CenturyLink has done with their tax break money. Thus far, the only things we have seen from the windfall received from their permanent tax break, are continued job cuts, RIFs, and a historical unwillingness to bargain a contract that includes acceptable wage increases for the future.