It has been a slow day today at the bargaining table. Throughout the bargaining process, many issues have been discussed. Yesterday we bargained through the night and concluded this morning around 4:00 A.M. After a few hours of sleep, our bargaining team has spent the day reviewing the various sections of the benefits package. We understand the importance of distributing the details as soon as possible but we need to ensure that all of the issues discussed are properly documented.

District 3 leadership has made movement with the company, we have agreed to return to work at 12 p.m today. Thanks to everyone’s hard work we have shown the company we stand strong and will accpect nothing less than a fair contract. WE ARE UNION STRONG!

Today we were able to have some constructive dialogue with AT&T.Yesterday we all worked late into the night and we are prepared tosettle negotiations. We plan to meet with the company again thisevening. If the company is serious, we could settle the contracttonight. We will find out later tonight if they are able to make a deal or not. We cannot express how much we appreciate all that has takenplace across the District.

District 3 went on unfair labor practice strike on August 23th at midnight. Local 3906 will have a picket line set up at 1905 highway 78 W Jasper, AL. We have strike schedule set up contact local officers to find out when to start your shift. Stay strong brothers and sisters!

As the company continues to play games, our Union grows stronger every day. Because of the way they are treated at work by management, CWA members across District 3 were already frustrated with the company before negotiations even began. This frustration continues to grow every day and our members have had enough of AT&T's behavior. CWA is prepared to reach an agreement and settle negotiations today, but not until the company presents us with a fair offer.

There is very little progress to report on with contract negotiations. Our bargaining team sent a clear message to the company, outlining what it will take to reach an agreement. Today, District 3 Vice-President, Richard Honeycutt met with the company’s leadership and emphasized the bargaining team’s position on the important issues. The company’s leadership requested time to consider the Union’s demands.