The IBEW System Council T6, CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 Regional Bargaining Committees met with the Company today at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York.
In the morning the unions met with the Company and rejected numerous sections of the Company’s proposal, including Job Security, Pensions, Force Adjustment Plan changes and more.
Our bargaining team also reminded the Company that they have not yet responded to a single Union Proposal at the Regional Table and they need to address our issues.
The Union also raised questions about the safety performance of the contractors who are working on poles. Remember, we should all be performing safety on every job and all members are expected to provide the best quality and customer service to OUR customers.
In the afternoon, the union negotiating team met with the Company’s “subject matter expert” on Call Sharing. He explained that the Company’s proposal would allow them to contract out 100% of the work that is in the call share agreement the Service Reps and the FSC and EVRC workers. They claim it is not their intention to do so, but they want the flexibility to do whatever the hell they want.
The Company needs to get serious and begin bargaining with your Union. The clock is ticking and time is running out.