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Bargaining Update 10/17

The CWA bargaining committee met with the Piedmont bargaining team last week to exchange proposals.

The Union passed the following proposals:

  • Article 3 Seniority
  • Article 4 Filling of Vacancies
  • Article 6 Hours of Service
  • Article 7 Probation
  • Article 8 Overtime
  • Article 9 Training
  • Article 10 Uniforms
  • Article 11 Holidays
  • Article 12 Vacation
  • Article 19 Grievance
  • Article 20 System Board
  • Article 22 Union Representation

The Company proposed the following proposals:

  • Purpose of Agreement
  • Article 2 Scope & Successorship
  • Article 3 Seniority
  • Article 4 Filling of Vacancies
  • Article 5 Furloughs and Recall
  • Article 6 Hours of Service
  • Article 7 Probation
  • Article8 Overtime
  • Article 9 Training
  • Article 10 Uniforms
  • Article 11 Holidays
  • Article 12 Vacation
  • Article 14 Leaves of Absence
  • Article 15 Sick Leave
  • Article 17 Benefits
  • Article 18 Safety and Health
  • Article 24 General & Miscellaneous
  • Article 27 Part-Time

After much discussion we were able to make agreements on two proposals: Purpose of Agreement, where pronouns were updated, and Scope & Successorship, where the meaning of the article was not changed.

These proposals are the most important part of the contract as they govern your work rules including the amount of time you are expected to be at work. The Union is fighting to make improvements in the work rules and fight any changes that will negatively impact members, but we need your involvement.

Make sure your address is updated with the Local and sign up for updates by email or texts by filling out this form, and participate in the mobilization activities that will be communicated before each session. Don't forget to send your solidarity selfies and group photos to info@piedmontagent.org with your name and station to show all Piedmont stations are watching the progress of bargaining. The next bargaining session is scheduled for November 7, 8, and 9.

Remember, we are stronger together!