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IBEW – AT&T CORE 2022 Tentative Agreement Article Summary
Updated On: Aug 09, 2022

IBEW – AT&T CORE 2022 Tentative Agreement Article Summary

August 4, 2022 - Earlier this week, the IBEW SCT-3 announced a new tentative agreement was reached with AT&T. This update contains more information on changes made to articles, appendixes, memorandums and letters.  More information and a contract overview will be provided at the August IBEW Local 21 Union meetings.  Meeting information can be found here.

IBEW – AT&T CORE 2022 Tentative Agreement Article Summary

Agreement

  • Date change.

Article 1 Recognition
Article 2 Definitions
Article 3 Non-Discrimination
Article 4 Company Union Relationship
Article 5 No Strike
Article 6 Union Security
Article 7 Union Dues Deductions
Article 8 Committee on Political Education (COPE)
Article 9 Collective Bargaining Procedures
Article 10 Bulletin Boards
Article 11 Union Officers and Representatives
Article 12 Problem Resolution Procedures

  • In the above Articles we were able to retain current language. There are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Article 13 Wage Administration

  • Effective June 26, 2022 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 4.00%.
  • Effective June 25, 2023 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 4.00%.
  • Effective June 23, 2024 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 2.50%.

*A potential 6/23/24 COLA Wage increase of up to .75% when combined with the contractual base wage increase that year could equate to a 3.25% wage (maximum) increase in 2024.
*In addition to the potential COLA wage increase described above, a potential 2024 COLA Lump Sum payment on 2/1/24 of up to an additional .75% may also be possible depending on the rate of inflation from December 2022 through December 2023.

  • Effective June 22, 2025 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 3.00%.
  • Effective June 21, 2026 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 3.00%.
  • When compounded, the raises equal 17.6% plus the COLA adjustment.
  • Wage and benefit aid can be found here. (once created)
  • COLA Formula can be found here.

Article 14 Net Credited Service & Seniority
Article 15 Job Classifications and Promotions

  • In the above Articles we were able to retain current language. There are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Article 16 Benefits

A detailed explanation will be given at the August Union Meetings. 

  • The complete Benefit Outline Summary can be viewed here.
Pension Band Increases:
  • 1% effective January 1, 2023.
  • 1% effective January 1, 2024.
  • 1% effective January 1, 2025.
  • 1% effective January 1, 2026.
  • 1% effective January 1, 2027.

Medical Benefits:

  • Retained current plan coverages.
  • Negotiated a first time ever Fertility benefit.
  • Additional Option 3 is now available with different cost structure.
  • For the first time, newly hired employees will enjoy most benefits from day one of employment.
  • Tobacco Use Medical Contribution of $75 begins in 2024 unless the employee enrolls in the Tobacco Cessation Program.
  • Cost increases were stabilized and in some instances reduced.  
  • Annual Out-of-pocket maximums starting in 2023 were lowered from 2022 amounts.

Option 1

Option 1 - Monthly Contributions:

  • 2023 - $168 individual, $441 family.
  • 2024 - $176 individual, $460 family.
  • 2025 - $185 individual, $484 family.
  • 2026 - $195 individual, $510 family.
  • 2027 - $204 individual, $536 family.

Option 1 - Annual deductibles for network providers:

  • 2023 - $900 individual, $1,800 family.
  • 2024 - $950 individual, $1,900 family.
  • 2025 - $1,000 individual, $2,000 family.
  • 2026 - $1,050 individual, $2,100 family.
  • 2027 - $1,100 individual, $2,200 family.

Option 1 - Out-of-pocket maximums for network providers:

  • 2023 - $3,750 individual, $7,500 family.
  • 2024 - $4,000 individual, $8,000 family.
  • 2025 - $4,200 individual, $8,400 family.
  • 2026 - $4,400 individual, $8,800 family.
  • 2027 - $4,600 individual, $9,200 family.

Option 2

Option 2 Monthly Contributions:

  • 2023 - $117 individual, $306 family.
  • 2024 - $125 individual, $327 family.
  • 2025 - $134 individual, $351 family.
  • 2026 - $144 individual, $376 family.
  • 2027 - $153 individual, $402 family.

Option 2 - Annual deductibles for network providers:

  • 2023 - $1,700 individual, $3,400 family.
  • 2024 - $1,750 individual, $3,500 family.
  • 2025 - $1,800 individual, $3,600 family.
  • 2026 - $1,850 individual, $3,700 family.
  • 2027 - $1,900 individual, $3,800 family.

Option 2 - Out-of-pocket maximums for network providers:

  • 2023 - $7,000 individual, $14,000 family.
  • 2024 - $7,100 individual, $14,200 family.
  • 2025 - $7,200 individual, $14,400 family.
  • 2026 - $7,300 individual, $14,600 family.
  • 2027 - $7,400 individual, $14,800 family.

Option 3 – NEW MEDICAL OPTION

Option 3 - Monthly Contributions:

  • 2023 - Not Available.
  • 2024 - $61 individual, $159 family.
  • 2025 - $68 individual, $179 family.
  • 2026 - $77 individual, $201 family.
  • 2027 - $86 individual, $224 family.

Option 3 - Annual deductibles for network providers:

  • 2023 - Not Available.
  • 2024 - $3,075 individual, $6,150 family.
  • 2025 - $3,150 individual, $6,300 family.
  • 2026 - $3,225 individual, $6,450 family.
  • 2027 - $3,300 individual, $6,600 family.

Option 3 - Out-of-pocket maximums for network providers:

  • 2023 - Not Available.
  • 2024 - $7,100 individual, $14,200 family.
  • 2025 - $7,200 individual, $14,400 family.
  • 2026 - $7,300 individual, $14,600 family.
  • 2027 - $7,400 individual, $14,800 family.

Dental Benefits

2023 - 2025 Monthly Contribution Amounts:
Individual - $9/Individual+1 - $19 /Family = $30.

2026 - 2027 Monthly Contribution Amounts:
Individual - $10/Individual+1 - $21 /Family = $33.

Vision Benefits

2023 - 2025 Monthly Contribution Amounts:
Individual - $3/Individual+1 - $7.50 /Family - $12.50.

2026 - 2027 Monthly Contribution Amounts:
Individual - $3.50/Individual+1 - $9.50 /Family - $16.00.

A complete Benefit Outline Summary can be viewed here.


Articles 17 & 18 Scheduling and Payment for Time Worked
Article 19 Work Done by Supervisors
Article 20 Treatment of Time Not Worked
Article 21 Differentials
Article 22 Classification & Treatment of Regular Part-Time Employees

  • In the above Articles we were able to retain our current language. There are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Article 23 Recognized Holidays

  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday is now added as its own recognized holiday and you still will be able to take Good Friday or a Floating Holiday.

Article 24 Excused Work Days
Article 25 Vacations
Article 26 Automobile Mileage Expense
Article 27 Temporary Assignments
Article 28 Safety
Article 29 Commercial Driver’s License & Special Operating Permit or License
Article 30 Training and Employment Security

  • In the above Articles we were able to retain our current language. There are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Article 31 Termination and Validity of Agreement

  • Changed to reflect the new contract dates.

Memorandums

  • Memorandums retained current language, there are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Success Sharing

  • We were able to retain the current program.

Sales Consultants and Sales Representatives

  • The Quota Relief Letter remains in place.
  • New Center Growth Strategy Discussions Letter: Creates the possibility of adding a new appendix for the opportunity to grow union membership while enhancing job security for existing call center employees, affords Rock Island employees protections from having to move, and creates the possibility for Sales Consultants and Sales Representative (and other titles as mutually agreed upon) to move to an appendix with wage and benefit protections.
  • Read the Center Growth Strategy Discussions Letter here.
Appendix C - Premises Technicians
  • 1.04 Added: A13 Memo AT&T Midwest & AT&T National Staffing Process
  • 1.04 Added: S4 Memo Apprenticeship Program
  • 1.04 Added: S5 Memorandum of Agreement Concerning the Apprenticeship Program
  • 4.01 Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday is now a holiday.
  • 7.01 Time in Title reduced to 24 months.
  • 7.03 Layoff notice increased to four (4) weeks.
  • View the Apprentice Changes for Premise Technicians here.

Appendix S

Apprentice Program

  • If the apprentice was transferred with a wage rate which exceeds the 48 month apprentice rate, he or she will suffer no loss in pay.
  • New Letter for CST Apprentices – those held at step 8 or above will be temporarily promoted and subject to new test once developed. There are also test development conditions that could apply.
  • New Letter for Premises Technicians who become Apprentices.
  • Read the Apprentice changes here.

Technical Field and Construction & Engineering Organizations

Surplus Employees Memorandum

  • Outside Plant Technicians (OPT) have been added and may become Premises Technicians, as described in the memorandum, as long as the 12% cap is not exceeded.
  • View this memorandum by clicking here.

AT&T Corp aka Global Services/Data Comm

  • Name and date changes.
  • Effective October 30, 2022 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 4.00%.
  • Effective October 29, 2023 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 4.00%.
  • Effective October 27, 2024 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 2.50%.

*A potential 10/27/24 COLA Wage increase of up to .75% when combined with the contractual base wage increase that year could equate to a 3.25% wage (maximum) increase in 2024.

*In addition to the potential COLA wage increase described above, a potential 2024 COLA Lump Sum payment on 2/1/24 of up to an additional .75% may also be possible depending on the rate of inflation from December 2022 through December 2023.

  • Effective October 26, 2025 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 3.00%
  • Effective October 25, 2026 Basic Weekly Wage Rates will be increased by 3.00%
  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday is now a holiday.
  • COLA Formula can be found here.

Letters

  • Letters retained current language, there are no changes other than possible name, date or address changes where appropriate.

Arbitration Letter

  • Creates a committee to address the arbitration backlog, adds additional options for resolution of cases as the committee continues to evaluate roadblocks, allowing cases to move forward to resolution sooner.


 
 
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