The Executive Board, Business Agents, Assistant to the VP Dennis Trainor, and Staff Rep Pat Telesco met with AT&T Labor Relations today to resume conversations regarding the pending purchase by Frontier. During this meeting the company shared encrypted data files with answers to our request for information. The national is in the process of opening the encrypted files and will share with the information with the local in the near future. The company also shared a list of 229 positions that they will be retaining and the job titles by manager. How these positions will be filled will be determined during effects bargaining. AT&T reiterated that employees will transfer in-scope employees to Frontier effective the day after close. Employees who are pension eligible prior to closing can retire from AT&T but must do so prior to closing. Transferred employees who become pension eligible after closing will need to retire from Frontier. The Union also participated in a conference call with our Regulatory Attorney Scott Rubin, Financial specialist Randy Baker, Benefits Experts Louise Novotny and Irvin Stout. Attorney Rubin is presently preparing to file with PURA for intervenor status, and the Union will also have an opportunity to speak on behalf of our members. In the upcoming weeks, the Union will be preparing to bargain with Frontier and AT&T, and will do all that we can to protect our members from any adverse affects due to the purchase. The Union will be bargaining with both AT&T and Frontier, and just like our contract bargaining of the past, much of the information is subject to change on a daily basis, therefore cannot be shared until agreements have been reached on both sides. It is our intent to provide the membership with facts as soon as they are known. Thank you for your support and wear red on Thursday.