Today,  the  CWA Bargaining  Committee  met  to  discuss  Frontier’s  lack  of adequate  movement  concerning  Job Security,  Wages  and TPA.  The  team worked collectively on counter proposals to address the rightfully deserved DEMANDS of the membership. Our counter proposals are more than fair in terms  of  CEO  Jeffery’s  latest  Listen  Live  (town  hall).  Our  Job  Security proposal locks in a trained, skilled workforce to expand Frontier’s footprint and the public’s perception of a mismanaged sinking ship…

Your Bargaining Committee has met with Frontier’s committee several days regarding the topics mentioned below. After numerous arguments and counter proposals we have agreed to recess while we review Frontier’s Wage and TPA counter.

 Topics addressed were:

 ●CPSL – California Paid Sick Leave

The Orange Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company. As previously reported, we are making progress and have tentative agreements on many important issues.  There are only a few issues left to reach an agreement, but they are important issues. We need all of you to keep up the fight and put pressure on AT&T. It’s been 5 years since so many of you had enough and walked out on the company in a historic strike at Mobility.

This #ThrowbackThursday, we celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the historic, first ever AT&T Mobility Strike!  On May 19, 2017, 21,000 Mobility workers in 36 states and DC walked off the job to demand good union jobs and a fair contract at AT&T.

We walked then, we'll walk again.

The Orange Bargaining Team continues to meet daily with the Company. We have made progress on most issues important to all groups covered by the Orange Contract. We have spent the last several months of bargaining focused on making improvements to just about every aspect of your work lives, and we believe we are close to securing a contract that will do just that.

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (May 9, 11, 12), your Union Bargaining Committee continued to meet with Frontier in Federal Mediation.  The Company and the Union made slight progress on several demands from the Union membership.

 The items addressed and still in progress are:

 •   California Paid Sick Leave

•   Healthcare Cost (Cost Share, Open Enrollment, Plan Options)

•   Job Security Provisions

•   Wages (We reiterated that this remains an outstanding item)

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (May 4-6), your Union Bargaining Committee continued to meet with Frontier in Federal Mediation. The Company again started off stagnant in any monetary and job security proposals; however, after receiving an animated statement from District 9 Vice President Arce, they agreed to start with the non-monetary items that are outstanding in a good faith effort. The Company also agreed to meet on the outstanding critical items (Wages and Job Security), again in good faith, after we conclude on WAH and CPSL.

First of all, the Bargaining Team realizes that this process has been a long and sometimes frustrating one for all of you. As we have stated many times, we are going to bargain as long as it takes to get a contract that you have earned and deserve. We are pleased to report that we continue to make significant progress at the bargaining table. Some important issues remain, but we are making improvements every day.