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MARCH 20, 2020

As the sun sets this Friday evening your CWA District 9 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement that is believed to improve the working standards for all members that are covered within this contract. A special thanks to all the members, district mobilizers, local mobilizers and local officers, that participated in mobilizing activities that helped make this agreement a reality. We have listed the highlights of this agreement below.

Base Wages:

Increase of 10.75% for all Titles in the West Agreement over the life time of the Contract:

3.0% effective 4/5/2020

3.0% effective 4/4/2021

2.25% effective 4/3/2022

2.50% effective 4/2/2023


1.0% increase each year of the agreement to Pension Bands, effective Jan 1 of each year, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


  • Maintained Traditional Healthcare Plan with the cost share of 29% for the term of the agreement. Moved 2009, 2012 & 2016 new hire employees in to the “Current Employee Plan, resulting in lower out of pocket costs for these individuals and families”

  • Kaiser Plan Option retained at the current Cost Share rate of 22%

Appendix E Improvements:

  • Increase Layoff Allowance from 6 weeks to 8 weeks

  • Increase Layoff Notification from 3 weeks to 4 weeks

  • Eliminate Split Workdays

  • AUTs access increased for laid off employees from 12 months to 18 months

  • Priority Rehire to ANY title in the CBA

  • Overtime list provided monthly to the CWA Locals

Other Improvements:

  • Improvements to the VBS Process (Article 2)

  • Secured 100 jobs to be placed in AUTS for California/Nevada

  • Added Nanodegrees to tuition aid

  • Clarification letter for documentation MOA

  • Enhanced relocation benefits

  • Meal Allowance increase from $9.00 to $10.00


  • Success Sharing Plan, 401K Plan, ALL overtime provisions, Neutrality, card check and successorship language, Pooling of Titles MOA,

In Solidarity,


District 9 Bargaining Team


Art Gonzalez, CWA Local 9511


Jason Hall, CWA Local 9423


John Miller, CWA Local 9421


Lou Mondragon, CWA Local 9416


Lynn Johnson, Area Director District 9


Domonique Thomas, Assistant to the Vice President District 9