Thursday June 16 2016, we wrapped up our first week of contract negotiations with AT&T at their office in Illinois. We began with introductions of both AT&T bargaining teams, one group that will be bargaining the contract for the Outside employees (technicians) and a different group of AT&T reps will be bargaining the Call Center contract. After lunch the different groups met in alternating meetings discussing very basic information and the meetings were amicable at best. Time will tell. The big thing that was accomplished was we were able to set future bargaining dates which will all be in Illinois on the following dates;
June 22, 23
June 27, 28, 29
July 6, 7, 8
This is a very aggressive schedule of bargaining that both sides hope will be enough to get us to agreements that both sides can agree on.