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Windstream Tentative Agreement Highlights and Final Bargaining Report

by CWA LOCAL 6171 on 03/02/17

Windstream Communication Final Bargaining Report

March 1, 2017 

1. Article 36, New Agreement is 3yrs.

2. Revise Article 12, Section 12 as follows, 12.1 strike C.

3. Revise Article 19, Section 19.1 as follows vacations

a. 1 week vacation after 6 months of service

b. 2 weeks after 12 months of service

c. 3 weeks after 3 years or more of service

d. 4 weeks after 10 full years or more of service

4. Revise Article 20, Working Practices, New M.O.A.

a. Adequate Rest Period (will be explained on call)

5. Revise Article 24, Section 24.4 as follows

a. changed to 12 months in their current position

6. Revise Article 27, Section 27.5 as follows

a. Death in family, added Aunt and Uncle of employees will be granted up to 5 days off with pay

7. Revise Article 32, Section 32.1, as follows

a. 32.1 Sick pay program,, effective January 1, 2018 sick days from 10 to 8 days

b. Up to 3 of these days may be used for the, injury, illness or routine doctor’s appointment for the employee’s child

8. Revise Article 18, section 18.2 as follows

a. 18.2 Went from 5 to 6 Personal Holidays

b. 6 Personal Holidays increments of 2 or 4 hours for a maximum total 48 hours per year

i. After 3 months continuous service: 2 days

ii. After 6 months continuous service: 2 days

iii. After 9 months continuous service: 1 day added

iv. After 12 months continuous service: 1 day added

9. Revise Overtime M.O.A. as follows

a. Reduction in mandatory overtime 14 to 12 hours a week, strike paragraph 8 in M.O.A.

10. Revise Article 31, Group Insurance as follows

a. HDHP Plan: $1850.00 deductible

2018 75%/ 25% 2019 75%/25%

2020 70%/ 30%

HDHP Plan: $4500 deductible

75%/ 25% 2018, 2019, 2020

HDHP Plan: $6500 deductible

80%/ 20% 2018, 2019, 2020

11. 31.6 – HSA contribution in the amount of $600.00 each year of the contract

12. Add the following M.O.A

a. Employee Retirement Plan Choice (Explained on the call)

13. Revise Article 7, section 7.7 as follows

a. The introduction of new hires to the Union will have 15 minutes following the introduction.

14. New M.O.A Protective Footwear

a. $100.00 to the cost of footwear 

15. Wages increases:

a. 2017: 2%

b. 2018: 2%

c. 2019: 2%

16. M.O.A Telephone Concession

a. Improved telephone concession

17. Ratification Bonus:

a. $500.00


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