As the sun sets this Friday evening your CWA District 9 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement that is believed to improve the working standards for all members that are covered within this contract. A special thanks to all the members, district mobilizers, local mobilizers and local officers, that participated in mobilizing activities that helped make this agreement a reality. We have listed the high lights of this agreement below.
Base Wages:
Increase of 10.75% for all Titles in the West Agreement over the life time of the Contract:
3.0% effective 4/5/2020
3.0% effective 4/4/2021
2.25% effective 4/3/2022
2.50% effective 4/2/2023


Pension:
1.0% increase each year of the agreement to Pension Bands, effective Jan 1 of each year, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
AT&T West Bargaining Bulletin # 9
March 20, 2020


Healthcare:
• Maintained Traditional Healthcare Plan with the cost share of 29% for the term of the agreement. Moved 2009, 2012 & 2016 new hire employees in to the “Current Employee Plan, resulting in lower out of pocket costs for these individuals and families”
• Kaiser Plan Option retained at the current Cost Share rate of 22%

Appendix E Improvements:
• Increase Layoff Allowance from 6 weeks to 8 weeks
• Increase Layoff Notification from 3 weeks to 4 weeks
• Eliminate Split Workdays
• AUTs access increased for laid off employees from 12 months to 18 months
• Priority Rehire to ANY title in the CBA
• Overtime list provided monthly to the CWA Locals

Other Improvements:
• Improvements to the VBS Process (Article 2)
• Secured 100 jobs to be placed in AUTS for California/Nevada
• Added Nanodegrees to tuition aid
• Clarification letter for documentation MOA
• Enhanced relocation benefits
• Meal Allowance increase from $9.00 to $10.00

Maintained:
• Success Sharing Plan, 401K Plan, ALL overtime provisions, Neutrality, card check and successorship language, Pooling of Titles MOA,

In Solidarity,
District 9 Bargaining Team
Art Gonzalez, CWA Local 9511
Jason Hall, CWA Local 9423
John Miller, CWA Local 9421
Lou Mondragon, CWA Local 9416
Lynn Johnson, Area Director District 9
Domonique Thomas, Assistant to the Vice President District 9

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