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AT&T Wireless Workers Approve Contract, Set New Standards for Wireless Jobs

Friday - January 12, 2018

AT&T wireless workers approved a precedent-setting contract that rolls back o ffsho rin g and outsourcing and sets a new standard for wireless retail and call center jobs in America. The contract covers over 2 1 ,0 0 0 workers in 3 6 states. CWA members approved the four-year contract b y a n overwhelming majority; it remains in effect until February 1 2 , 2 0 2 1 .
"When working people have the freedom to join together and negotiate, they can use their power to increase job security and keep good jobs in our communities, said Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President of C WA District One. "CWA members a t AT&T Wireless should b e proud o f what they have achieved through their solidarity and persistence."
During contract negotiations AT&T wireless workers and community supporters took to the streets to build support for their demand that AT&T invest in its workforce, protect the basic promise of high-quality customer service, and reverse offsho rin g and outsourcing with a fair contract. Workers forced AT&T to close hundreds of retail stores across the country when they walked o ff the job in the largest national retail strike in U.S. history.
"This contract shows that wireless workers like me will n o longer put up with companies that squeeze workers then use the profits to reward CEOs and wealthy shareholders instead of giving us our fair share of the productivity we bring to our communities and country," said Brandon Beck, an AT&T wireless retail worker in San Diego, C A . "We have successfully fought back together against increased sales pressure, reduced pay, and the frustration of o utso urced and o ffsho red call centers. We can breathe easier knowing the service to our customers will b e better and our future will b e brighter. Quality jobs are here to stay and grow.”
Highlights from the new agreement include:
● A guaranteed 8 0 % increase in the portion of customer service calls handled exclusively b y wireless workers who are CWA members; ● First-ever job security language that guarantees a job for workers whose store o r call center is closed o r whose job title is eliminated; ● $2 ,5 0 0 shifted from commission to base pay for 1 4 ,0 0 0 retail workers, making pay more stable; ● Greater ability to use sick days without risk o f discipline;

“Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park

Tuesday - August 15, 2017

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families! (4 tickets per family)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Join us for a Tailgate at 3:00 PM at the 

Charleston Building & Construction Trades
600 Leon Sullivan Way 

Free Food & Drinks 

Presented By:

Charleston Building & Construction Trades Council
AFT - Kanawha
AFT - Putnam
West Virginia AFL-CIO
Kanawha Valley Labor Council
UMWA District 17
South Central Labor Council 
CWA WV State Council
West Virginia State Building Trades
Reconnecting McDowell

To get your free tickets, contact

Paul Breedlove, Charleston Building Trades 304-542-6952
Kris Mallory, Reconnecting McDowell 800-222-9838
Dena Fields, West Virginia AFL-CIO 304-344-3557                                                                                                                                

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Game time 6:05pm

CWA Local 2001’s Picnic - Cancelled

Friday - July 21, 2017

CWA Local 2001’s Picnic scheduled for Sunday, July 23rdhas been cancelled due to rain in the forecast.

Negotiations Continue with Frontier Communications, Contract Extended for Three Months

Tuesday - July 18, 2017

Contact: Candice Johnson or Amy Fetherolf, CWA Communications, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 202-434-1168

Charleston, WVA — The contract covering 1,600 members of the Communications Workers of America at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, Va., has been extended for three months while negotiations continue.

The CWA elected bargaining team has been working to negotiate a fair agreement since early May; the current contract was set to expire August 5, but now has been extended until Nov. 4, 2017. Committee members are President Ken Williams, Local 2001; President Rick McKinney, Local 2007; President Shannon Fink, Local 2009, and CWA staff Linda Miller, Elaine Harris, and Letha Perry, chair of the committee.

CWA members in West Virginia and Virginia have been mobilizing at worksites and letting Frontier know: "we're standing together for a fair contract." Among workers' top priorities are employment security and keeping good jobs in hometown communities.

2001 and 2276 ratifications

Monday - October 24, 2016

The tentative agreements for St. Marys/Local 2001 and Bluefield/Local 2276 have been ratified!


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