Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee from January 30 – February 2.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee passed a comprehensive proposal including all articles not agreed to previously: Leaves of Absence, Furlough, Uniforms, Holidays, Vacations, Training, Sick Leave, Wages and Benefits, as well as a new wage proposal.
The Envoy committee passed a counter proposal on Sick Leave, training, Furlough, Holiday, and Overtime. During the next three days there was discussion back and forth on all of these articles. We are very close on several additional articles, but the company needs to get more information on current policies in order to come to an agreement. We made a lot of progress on the articles that are still on the table.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee and Envoy reached agreements on Holiday, Furlough and Recall, and Leaves of Absence.
The company was very interested in the Piedmont Tentative Agreement reached on January 26. We feel we made progress because of members’ active engagement in mobilization activities and because the company would like to follow Piedmont’s example and settle.
Our next bargaining session is March 12 – 15. Envoy will provide a comprehensive package at that meeting.
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