Upon super short notice, all the IBEW local unions representing newly organized AT&T Call Centers and Technician sites were asked to assemble in Illinois this week to begin discussions on upcoming negotiations. Besides myself, I have asked Barbara Fairchild and Dusty Mitchell from the Call Center and Jason Taylor from the Nampa Tech division to represent SW Idaho. Today was kind of a meet and greet and to begin discussions on what items may need to be addressed at the bargaining table. To all of you that completed the surveys, thank you. Meeting was pretty short today as we got a late start due to some issues at Local 21 where we are meeting, and the System Council Chair had a meeting with AT&T this afternoon. there were a few generic proposals discussed, but they only pertained to basic contract language which we will need as a base.