August 2020 Bargaining Round Up

Extensions at Community College of Baltimore and Link Communications

The CWA Local 2100 Bargaining Committee negotiated a contract extension with the Community College of Baltimore. The new expriation date is June 30, 2021. 

The CWA Local 13552 Bargaining Committee also negotiated a one-year extension of their contract with Link Communications. The new expiration date is August 16, 2021.

American Red Cross

This month Coalition of American Red Cross Unions, which includes member in CWA Locals 2201, 13000 and 13500, reported that in June:

 [...] our union put out a call for us to tell management how we feel about how the American Red Cross has treated us during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke out loudly and clearly.

Together, as members from all of our unions across the country, we wrote nearly 100 letters and presented them to management in June. But the Red Cross has said nothing to us about the fears, struggles and anxieties we have experienced as frontline workers during this pandemic. We have made prorposals to Red Cross that we feel will help us get through this time together. Proposals like hazard pay, and paid time off to allow us to safely quarantine when needed.

Flyer from Coalition of American Red Cross Unions regarding ARC pandemic response.

Comcast Alle-Kiske

This month, the CWA Local 13000 Bargaining Committee reported:

The Union bargaining team met with the company by conference call starting Tuesday August 18 through today August 20. The Union committee spent the time since our last bargaining sessions in July preparing proposals and responses to combat company efforts to strip you of hard earned bargained for rights, which we presented over the last three days. Today’s sessions ended abruptly when the company introduced new proposals seeking additional givebacks!

Read the full report: Comcast Alle-Kiske Bargaining Report #4

The Bargaining Committee urges members to contact their Unit Representative to find out how to mobilize for a fair contract.

Consolidated Communications Inc. (ILEC)

Negotiations opened with CCI over the ILEC contract this month. The CWA Local 13000 Bargaining Committee reported:

[...] The Union committee spent the morning session picking apart the company’s concessionary proposals. We also offered proposals that would address company concerns while protecting and benefitting the Membership. We passed a number of additional proposals this afternoon including economics and our wage package. The company recessed without any meaningful discussion or effort to work towards agreement on any of our open proposals. We are in recess until September 9, 2020. We have offered to meet with the company at any time between now and then, including tonight, in order to continue working toward a fair contract. 

Read the full report: CCI ILEC 2020 Bargaining Report 2

The Bargaining Committee urges members to contact their Unit Representative to find out how to mobilize for a fair contract.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

In June, the contract's expiration date was extended indefinitely due to COVID concerns. Since then, the CWA Local 2252 Bargainig Committee has scheduled new meetings and negotiations have resumed.


In their  August 21, 2020 report, the T&T Bargaining Committee reported:

The Bargaining Team met with the Company Bargaining team this morning to further our discussion on the future of the bargaining unit. At this point in time we do not have any significant developments to report. We presented some new concepts for consideration. The Company committed to look at them and get back to us.

Read the full report here: