This surplus is the cause of AT&T closing the center at 84 Deerfield Lane in Meriden and moving the work to Georgia and Tennessee. The effected titles are:
Below are some common questions the union has been working on along with relevant attached documents.
1. Comparison of retiree benefits between the East and Southeast. After the term of the Agreement (contract expirations), all bargained for retiree benefits are the same.
2. Will the employees that elect to follow the work be incorporated into the existing vacation calendar in Brentwood? If so, how will that work? We will honor all prescheduled vacation. The employees will be incorporated into the existing vacation calendar for all unscheduled vacation once they report to the new location.
3. Will I have to pay union dues or 401k contributions out of my lump sum severance? Since the Lump sum severance payment is made after the employee leaves payroll, there are no union dues or 401k contributions taken out of that check.
4. Additional details related to relocation. Will follow up with additional details.
5. Request for additional information related to the Rule of 75. The Modified Rule of 75 (i.e., retirement eligibility) is determined based on an employee’s Term of Employment (TOE also known as Net Credited Service(NCS)). Under the NTP, an employee’s TOE will be recognized when moving across bargaining regions. District 3 CWA contacts for the employees.
6. Does our rule of 75 transfer with us, I need 3 yrs. to get there? We’ve read in an SPD that transfers after 2015 would need to pay 100% contributions.–the rule of 75 does transfer with you as well as your seniority. So you would not pay 100% of the cost since you were hired before 2015.
7.What would my retiree healthcare cost if I separated from the company prior to being 65?--I could tell you what the retirees are paying now, but it changes each year. The company made it complicated this year, the retirees have 3 options, and 2 choices within each option. Under each option you will have a choice of either a low cost carrier or high cost carrier which is based on your home address. Option 1—Low cost --$95 ind., $175 2 party, and $215 family, High cost --$140 ind., $255 2 party and $315 family. Option 2 low cost—$45 ind., $80 2 party and $100 family, high cost--$90 ind, $160 2 party and $200 fam. Option 3—low cost $0 ind, $0 2 party and $0 family, High cost-$45 ind, $80, 2party and $100 family. As is said before this is on 2019 rates.
8. If a surplus were to happen would we be entitled to SE EVSP and would our yrs. of service in the east be counted? –We do not have EVSP, but if you look in article 7 and 8 that would explain what our options are, and it would be based on your entire service.
9. When would we become eligible for the SE pension, would the company contribute immediately or would we be considered new hires? –for the pension you would be considered new hires. You would keep you pension there, and start new here. But, you would not lose what you already have. As far as the contributions Fidelity would have to answer that question.
10. How much are Union dues in the Southeast: Our members pay 2 and ¼ hours per month. The title that your members will be transferring to is Electronic Technician/ET’s. At top pay their Union Dues per month is currently $85.84
Brentwood, TN Local 3808 Debbie Sisco is the President – (615) 884-3712
Atlanta, GA Local 3204 Ed Barlow is the President – (404) 688-1256
District 3 has AT&T Benefits Advocates that are included in the Benefits MOA to address benefits questions from the members: Ann Strickland (firstname.lastname@example.org – 404-678-8994) Elise Maloof – (email@example.com – 404-373-0506).
Union question: Please confirm that an employee’s NCSD date counts for everything except pension credits as written in the NTP.
Company answer: The employees NCSD date counts for everything except pension credits as written in the NTP In the East Contract, NTP appears on pages 36-42. Page 39, paragraph 8 addresses your concern.
Union question: Please confirm the FTW employee who retires after moving gets future retiree benefits through the life of the contract Company answer: The 2015 Southeast Benefits Agreement (attached), page 4 of 11, paragraph C, addresses your question about retiree benefits A FTW employee who retires after moving gets future retiree benefits through the life of the contract
1. The employees NCSD date counts for everything except pension credits as written in the NTP
• In the East Contract, NTP appears on pages 36-42. Page 39, paragraph 8 addresses your concern.
2. A FTW employee who retires after moving gets future retiree benefits through the life of the contract
• The 2015 Southeast Benefits Agreement (attached), page 4 of 11, paragraph C, addresses your question about retiree benefits.