08 Apr Centurylink Tentative Agreement
“We are very pleased with the extension our negotiating team negotiated in the initial negotiations,” said Brenda Roberts, Vice President of CWA District 7. “We were ready to leave and come back next spring if we couldn`t achieve our goals. Thanks to our qualified negotiators and the unity of our members, we have been able to keep our workplace safety rules intact and, through this agreement, we have ensured affordable health care and better wages. Earlier this month, CWA members ratified four-year contracts for 14,000 workers in the Midwest and in ATT`s National Legacy T Unit. According to the CWA, the new agreements provide for 10.5% wage increases over the duration of contracts, limit health costs and maintain jobs. Given all the issues that could be opened with impunity, we believe that the protection of what we have is best for our members and we present this provisional agreement to the vote of Members, and the committee recommends a `yes` vote. If the interim agreement is ratified, the treaty`s new expiration date will be April 1, 2023. The new contract extends the contract until April 1, 2023. Details will be made available to members of CWA District 7 and Aboriginal people, and a ratification vote is planned. Denver, Colo. — Here is a statement from Communications Workers of America District 7 on the preliminary agreement with CenturyLink. The agreement includes former members of Qwest CenturyLink in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. CenturyLink workers in Montana are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. RELATED: AT-T obtains interim employment contracts with Communications Workers of America The proposed agreement provides for lump sum increases and wage increases.
In addition, it offers new restrictions on CenturyLink`s ability to outsource and move call centre work out of the footprint, and involves the requirement to return outsourced and off-shore jobs. The CWA CenturyLink negotiating team has entered into a five-year tentative agreement with the company, which provides job security for 11,000 CWA workers in 13 states. On Tuesday, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) announced that it had reached an early agreement with CenturyLink last month that atT negotiated several preliminary employment contracts with the CWA, which represents a large portion of the company`s technicians and installers. By checking the data for the future, we found that we are in an employee pool of about 8,400 people. Our prices are determined by the total receivables paid in our pool. The standard plan for CenturyLink has a pool of approximately 26,000 employees. Their rates have not increased in two years. We realized we would be in a better place if we were in a larger pool with which we could share claims. The only way to reach this population was to join the draft plan and the payment of premiums for standard plans offered to other CenturyLink employees. In this way, our previously negotiated tariffs would change for 2020, and for the majority it would be less. (Added are the previously negotiated tariffs, the new rates tentatively agreed and the design of the plan.) Mark Molzen, a spokesman for CenturyLink, said his company was “pleased that we have reached an interim agreement that provides our employees with salaries and competitive advantages that will enable us to better fulfill our obligation to serve our customers.” CenturyLink and communications Workers of America (CWA) agreed early on to a three-year contract extension for more than 8,000 employees in 13 states.