The IBEW System Council T6 Business managers, CWA District 1, & IBEW Local 2213 NY Regional Bargaining Committee met with the Company today on an informal basis to continue discussions on issues involving Flexibility, Health Care, Call Sharing and Call Centers. The Unions also received a presentation from the Company explaining the effects the sale of California, Florida, and Texas to Frontier will have on our members. The Company sold these territories for $10.5 Billion but their “subject matter expert” couldn’t explain to the Union Bargaining Committee what the Company plans to do with the profits of the sale or how call center workers affected by the sale would be utilized in other jobs. The Union was adamant that the money should be invested back into the landline business to build Fios.
The Company still has not begun to bargain seriously and with only 3 days left until the expiration of our contract we need every member to participate in mobilization more than ever to send the Company a message that it is time to start bargaining a fair and just contract for our members and their employees. This isn’t about you, it is about us, all of us!