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    IF YOU ARE CALLED INTO A MEETING BY ANY COMPANY MANAGER OR CORPORATE SECURITY, REMEMBER TO ASK THEM.....IF THIS DISCUSSION COULD IN ANY WAY LEAD TO MY BEING DISCIPLINED, TERMINATED OR AFFECT MY PERSONAL WORKING CONDITIONS, I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT MY UNION REPRESENTATIVE, OFFICER OR STEWARD BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. WITHOUT REPRESENTATION I CHOOSE NOT TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

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  • Bargaining Summary 7/19/18
    Updated On: Jul 19, 2018

    CWA District 1 NY/NE - July 18, 2018 Summary of Tentative Agreement

    After CWA's victory in the 2016 strike, we saw a marked improvement in the union's relationship with Verizon management. An attitude of problem-solving replaced an attitude of conflict. The company committed to hiring workers to remove double-poles. A more cooperative relationship developed in the areas of legislation and regulation.

    In order to extend this more constructive relationship, Verizon approached CWA this summer and proposed early negotiations to extend our current contract, which expires a little more than a year from now. The parties agreed that bargaining on such an extension would be limited to wages, benefits and duration.

    The tentative agreement described below, in the opinion of your bargaining committee, builds on the important gains we achieved as a result of the 201 6 strike. We believe that the strength and unity we displayed two years ago set the stage for this excellent contract extension.

    1. Duration of Extension

    The terms of the contract will become effective upon ratification and will remain in effect until 1 1:59 pm on August 5, 2023.

    2. General Wage Increases

    The increases listed below will be applied to all steps of the basic wage schedules on the date indicated:

     2.50% effective June 21, 2020

     2.50% effective June 20, 2021

           2.750/0 effective J       1 9, 2022

     3.00% effective June 18, 2023

    This is an 1 1.2% compounded wage increase over 4-years.

    3. Pensions Band Increases

    Bands under the traditional pension plan will be increased on the dates indicated:

     1% effective September 1 5, 2019

     1% effective September 1 5, 2020

     1% effective September 5, 2021

    4. Healthcare Changes

    The terms of the health care plan for the next year (2019) were bargained and ratified in 2016. This contract extension establishes plan changes for years 2020 2023 as shown.

    a. Monthly Contributions toward Health Care Coverage

    The following monthly rates apply for Employee Only / Employee + Family Coverage:

                                       MEP & HCN             EPO. HMOs and Other Plans

    2020               $118/ $236

    $177 / $354

    2021                 126 / 252

    189 / 378

    2022                 134 / 268

    201 / 402

    2023                 142 / 284

    213 / 426

    b. MEP and HCN Plan Design Change

    Plan Design Elements (Employee Only Coverage)

    MEP

    In-Network Out-of-Network

    In-Network Out-of-Network

    Annual Deductible

    1. $710
    2. 750
    3. 790
    4. 825

    Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum

    1. $1,910
    2. 2,000
    3. 2,090
    4. 2,180

    $1,015

    1,070

    1,115

    1,165

    $3,100

    3,200

    3300

           $370               $1,015

            395                 1,070

            420                1,11 5

            445                 1,165

         $1,910             $3,1 oo

           2,000               3,200

           2,090               3,300

                80               3,400

     Deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for Family coverage will continue to be 2.5x of the employee-only amount.

     Copays for physician office visits, x-rays and lab tests and other services will increase by $5 in 2023.

     Emergency Room copays will increase by $10 in 2021 and again by $10 in 2023.

     Copayments for the follow services will remain unchanged: HCN specialist office visits and covered services, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Electroshock Therapy, Hemodialysis, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Covered Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services and Supplies.

     The Maximum Allowed Amount (MAA) that the plan will cover for out-of-network services will be set at 200% of national prices paid by Medicare in 2020 and 190% in 2022. Out-of-network MAA for mental health and substance abuse supplies and services will remain unchanged at 240%.

    c. EPO and HMO Plan Design Changes

     Copayments for primary care office visits (including OB-GYN) will increase by $5 in 2023.

     Emergency Room copays will increase by $1 0 in 2021 and again by $1 0 in 2023.


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