There is little progress to report from the bargaining table. It is becoming abundantly clear the Company somehow has come to believe we are here to bargain in the best interests of AT&T. As far as the best interests of the employees…the Company has yet to agree to one provision which provides any improvements beyond current language; the majority of their proposals and counter-proposals are retrogressive.
So, with little progress to report, locals should focus on mobilization and preparing our members for what we will need to do to move this Company at the table. Strike vote tallies need to be submitted to the district office by the 6th and locals should be finalizing their picket duty assignments.
Members need to remind management that this bargaining will not be one-sided and we will do whatever it takes to get a fair agreement!