The CWA Local 13000 Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Agreement with Windstream! The Team reports:
Off record discussions with the Company resumed Monday November 5, 2018 and continued through the day today in an effort to come to a fair agreement for you the Membership. Late in the afternoon and after another day of fighting to hold off many of the givebacks the company was demanding as well as getting your issues addressed, we have come to a tentative agreement on all 4 contracts! This was not an easy contract to achieve and we could not have been successful without the support of you, the Membership.
Improvements were made in a variety of areas including:
3 year contract
2% wage increases in each year of the agreement
1/2 day vacation language
Improved vacation allowance
Meal allowance increases
Per diem increases
No changes to PPO health care plan design and cost share percentage for all 3 years of the contracts with the exception of a minimal increase in the final year.
BST Job postings
Guaranteed staffing of 10 new job added to the Bargaining Units
Improved inclement weather language
Improved scheduling language
A detailed explanation will be forthcoming. Look for the tentative agreement summary with your ballot. Also, look to your Representative for information on upcoming explanation meetings and conference calls so you can ask any questions you may have.
Your Bargaining Team is proud to have served you in this round of bargaining and recommends ratification of this contract.
Jerry Wilson Jr
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