Bargaining continued last week between the CWA and DIRECTV committees. The Union Bargaining Team continues to wait for DIRECTV to respond to a number of information requests submitted by the union team over the last couple of weeks.
On August 26, 2021, AT&T informed the Communications Workers of America (CWA) that it intended to implement a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requiring all Wireline employees represented by CWA in Districts 3, 4, 6, 9 & CWA T&T, be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
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. The ball remains in the company's court as the Union committee continues to await AT&T's response to our most recent bargaining demands. At this time, there is nothing new to report.
On September 17, 2021, the parties continued meetings at the bargaining table. The CWA bargaining committee passed modified bargaining demands across the table. The company's committee had several questions about the Union's efforts to protect its membership from the company's hardline stance on the implementation of their COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.