CWA District 6 would like to express our deepest condolences for all who have lost loved ones and dealt with hardships due to the recent winter storms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time.
The Union (CWA) and Company (CenturyLink/Lumen) kicked off bargaining on Monday, January 18, 2021, and continued throughout the week. The Union presented 21 proposals and the Company presented 21 proposals.
As previously reported, the CWA Bargaining Committee has passed numerous proposals and counter proposals across the bargaining table relative to AT&T’s plans to implement a rigid COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
On September 17, 2021, the parties continued meetings at the bargaining table. The CWA Bargaining Committee passed modified bargaining demands across the table.
On September 16, 2021, the parties resumed negotiations on the Company’s proposed implementation of a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Proposals presented by the CWA Bargaining Committee the previous day were discussed.
On September 15, 2021, the CWA Bargaining Committee worked throughout the morning on formulating proposals to present to AT&T Wireline representatives relative to the Company’s proposed implementation of a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
The CWA Bargaining Committee met with AT&T on September 14, 2021. The parties discussed the Union’s counter proposal to the Company’s proposed policy.
Today, the CWA Bargaining Committee met with AT&T and rejected the Company’s proposed mandatory vaccination policy for Union represented employees.
Today, the Company provided the CWA Bargaining Committee with a partial response to our comprehensive request for information.
As was previously reported to the Locals representing AT&T bargained-for workers, the Company had notified CWA of its intention to put a mandatory vaccination policy in place requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022.