SAN DIEGO IS!!!!!
January 18, 2013
As you know, Mobility Bargaining for our members in the Orange Contract that covers Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7, and 9 begins on Tuesday, January 22. This contract covers more than 21,000 Mobility workers across the country. The Bargaining Team has been meeting for the last week reviewing the bargaining surveys and preparing bargaining proposals. We have a great team of representatives from each of the Districts and representatives from the call centers, retail stores and technicians. Four of the bargaining committee members are returning from the 2009 negotiations and their experience and background are key.
Attached to this e-mail are two flyers that can be used on opening day. One is for internal use. This one can be used to initiate discussions with our members and to post on CWA bulletin boards. The other is a public leaflet that could be used outside AT&T Mobility store locations.
These flyers also will be posted on our AT&T Mobility Web Page under “Mobility Fliers and Fact Sheets.” As additional materials are developed, they will both be distributed and posted on the web page.
Mobilization materials, bracelets, buttons, and lanyards have been sent out over the last two days. We did not have enough to cover every member. More materials have been ordered and the District Mobilization Coordinators will be reaching out to you to determine what additional materials locals need.
During these negotiations we will be utilizing a variety of methods to communicate with locals and Mobility members. We will be using texting, blast e-mails and eventually Twitter. We also will be providing more leaflets as necessary. What we communicate and ask locals and members to do will be directly dependent on what is happening at the bargaining table. Bargaining needs to drive and establish our mobilization strategy.
We will also be holding three town hall meetings. The dates for them are January 27, February 3, and February 10, 2013. All calls will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST. They will be of a similar format and process as our monthly CWA Town Hall Calls. More details about how to sign up and information to get to your members will be forthcoming early next week.
c: Executive Board