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Dish Network Bargaining Report 2/28/19

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/28/19

Dish Bargaining Report 2/28
Your Union Bargaining Committee met with Dish the last two days to bargain for your first contract. The Union passed four proposals and the company countered on three of our proposals. 
The Union requested information and asked many questions over the company proposals. We are bargaining for all of you (Technicians and ISPs) in North Richland Hills and Farmers Branch. 
The Union will be evaluating the company proposals and working on new proposals to present to the company the next round of negotiations. We are tentatively scheduled to meet again May 22 & 23.
Remain United! 
In Unity,  Your CWA Dish Bargaining Committee 

Frontier WAH Bargaining Report #12

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/23/19

February 21, 2019
Your Bargaining Committee delivered another complete proposal package to the company this morning. At that meeting, the company provided feedback on the requested information from the day before. The company, after the Union asked for any proposals the company would have available today, stated they would not be able to meet yesterday. Once again, the ball is in Frontier’s court and the Union is waiting on them to counter our proposals. The company will be provided dates to resume bargaining in March. We will be requesting a full week.
In Unity,
Your CWA Bargaining Committee

Frontier WAH Bargaining Report #11

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/21/19

February 20, 2019
Frontier Work at Home Bargaining report #11
The Union spent most the day assessing the company counter proposal package and compared all their proposed language. We met with the company and asked them to explain the intent of their proposals and requested some information to substantiate their proposals. 
We crafted our counter proposal package and will present it to the company tomorrow morning. 
Stay United 
In Unity,  Tony Shaffer-Bargaining Chair CWA Travis Pirotte-President, Local 6171  Shawn Mosley-Bargaining Committee Representative

CenturyLink TA Highlights

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/20/19

The Bargaining Committee chaired by CWA District 6 Assistant to the Vice President Sylvia J. Ramos, and members CWA Representative Tony Shaffer, CWA Local 6171 President Travis Pirotte and Executive Vice President Ken Conner, and CenturyLink elected Bargaining Committee Member Jeff Cole reached a Tentative Agreement on February 14, 2019.  
Below are the highlights of the changes that we gained in the newly negotiated Tentative Agreement: 
Year 1 - 1.5% increase in base wage effective retroactively to 12/30/18 *  Year 2 - 1.5% increase in base wage effective 8/16/19 * Year 3 - 1.5% increase in base wage effective 8/16/20 *
* Employees in Wage Schedule 3A will receive a 1% increase to base wage and a .5% lump sum.  
All employees in Wage Schedule 3 will receive a $.15 increase to base wage in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 in addition to the 1.5% increase. 
Retro Pay
Retroactivity includes the improvement to wages and any other contractual improvements that were agreed upon. 
Overtime, Call Out, Sunday Pay Treatment
All hours worked on a non-scheduled workday will be paid at the overtime rate (1.5) times the basic hourly rate of pay.  Double time payments will remain payable at 55 hours.
The following hours will be considered as work hours and will count towards the daily and weekly overtime calculation:
• Jury Duty • Military Leave • Non-Paid Union Time
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Clarified personal holiday and employees working on designated holidays contractual language.
Vacation Changes 
Improved vacation eligibility for employees with more than 10 years but less than 15 years will gain an additional 2.5 days as highlighted in the schedule below.                 5 Years but < 10 Years - 120 Hours 10 Years but < 15 Years - 140 Hours 15 Years but < 20 Years - 160 Hours 20 Years but < 25 Years - 180 Hours
Employees will be allowed the following vacation options:
• Day and/or days at time vacation increments • Half-day increments • Carry-over vacation into the next calendar year • Vacation banking
Subcontracting of Work 
Article 28 - Negotiated improved modified language regarding subcontracting and transfer of work along with a Letter of Understanding that the Company and Union agreed is enforceable through the grievance and arbitration procedures.
Previously negotiated 401(k) plan language to be extended with a start date of January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
We are hopeful that we captured our members’ demands based on the concerns presented to the members of the Bargaining Committee.  
We look forward to the Contract Explanation call scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.: (888) 636-3807 code: 3404263#.  The contract ratification process will follow.

CenturyLink TA Explanation Conference Call

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 02/18/19

Wednesday February 20th
7:00pm Central Time
Conference Bridge 1-888-636-3807
PIN  3404263#