Regional Bargaining Report # 56
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Mid Atlantic Bargaining Team met in Philadelphia this week. The Unions passed
several modified proposals attempting to address both the concerns of the company and the
needs of our members. The Company continues to have only one goal; to destroy our good
middle class jobs by reducing healthcare coverage, shifting healthcare costs, contracting out
work and reducing pensions. The Company rejected our proposal to limit the use of recorded
calls to training and development; instead they want to continue using recorded calls to levy
outrageous amounts of discipline, including terminations on our members.
The Company passed a comprehensive proposal this week that showed some slight
movement but continues to include the retrogressive demands across virtually every area of our
contract. Job security, Pensions, Work Rules and Quality of Life would all be eroded if we were
to agree to the latest company offer.
The company is still pitching a scenario that will ultimately send more of our work to
overseas call centers with absolutely no regard for you, your family, or the communities you
reside in, who will be impacted by the loss of these jobs. Their Anti-American sentiment towards
keeping jobs locally is only fueled by one thing....Corporate Greed!!
The Company is still not hearing us so it is more important than ever that we take this
fight to a new level. Our members must continue to mobilize. Every member needs to commit to
spending time every single week by participating in mobilization activities and every day talking
to our friends, families’ neighbors, and community leaders.
If you have not been involved NOW is the time to get involved. Call your Local or talk to
your steward and find out what you can do today to help.
IT IS TIME TO GET ANGRY, IT IS TIME TO GET INVOLVED, IT'S TIME TO FIGHT