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AT&T, CWA Strike Tentative Deal

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Mar 4, 2009, 2:56 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 4, 2009, 3:17 PM

AT&T Mobility and the Communication Workers of America have come to a tentative agreement about terms for a new contract. The terms of the deal include an 8.8% increase in pay over the course of the contract, a $500 bonus, and a minimum $1000 monthly commission for sales consultants (given a certain level of sales performance). The contract will last for four years and blankets some 20,000 AT&T workers.

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haley72

Mar 4, 2009, 3:13 PM

What a load...

This whole thing is BS. I'm sorry but my sales goals are the same as core stores and I don't bitch about it. I do my job to the best of my abilities and get a pretty good pay check for it. I think its stupid that unions can threaten strikes and walk outs and get rewarded for insubordination with raises and guarantied commission checks. It shouldn't be that way. Work hard, keep your nose clean and when you DESERVE a raise you'll get one. Thats the way Ive always worked and I have no complaints at all with what Ive been rewarded with. And don't talk to me about cut commissions and higher sales goals because it happened to me too and you know what, I sold more and worked harder and now, I'm making more money than before.
Your logic would be dead on if the corporate side of the story was just as much of an honest worker as you are. But quite often corporations will use workers...even the ones that work hard and never give them a raise. Unions were created to prevent co...
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The bad news is they will cut back on non-union payouts to help compensate for the demands of the union workers.

Translation: Agents bend over.
haley72 said:
This whole thing is BS. I'm sorry but my sales goals are the same as core stores and I don't bitch about it. I do my job to the best of my abilities and get a pretty good pay check for it. I think its stupid that unio
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Good for you. Why aren't you minding your own business like a good little boy? Why are you concerned with what somebody else has? I don't think AT&T needs you sticking up for them. Your jealousy is showing.
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Globhead

Mar 5, 2009, 12:22 AM

bum munchers

Millions of other people, expecially those in sales, are lucky to have jobs right now, and these gangsters are refusing to work unless they get a RAISE.
Inflation and cost of living are going up. AT&T are doing very well even in this economy making excellent profits. This is the time for them to take care of their workers.

I dont know the details of the demands but I do know your post is rediculo...
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I guess those people should unionize, huh? It is funny to see someone complain about someone else having power to fight a multi-bilion giant like AT&T and win. Hater!
tlgreene1021

Mar 4, 2009, 3:26 PM

This is 2X better then the "Simple Comp" T-Mobile just rolled out

Plus not to mention, they are getting an 8.8% hourly raise, which we get no raise.

CWA, Where do I sign up?
I think you'd have to work for AT&T to be part of that union. Lets not forget you'd also have to pay union dues as well...
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1% raise this year with 500.00 lump sum bonus upon ratification of contract. 2.5% in 2010, 2011, 2012 so the raise IS spread out.
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This is an 8.8% raise over 4 years. Essentially it is 4 raises over four years averaging 2.2% per year in increased compensation. Plus you pay roughly 3% of your wages to the Union so 1-2k a year go to the Business that helps extort your employer that...
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