WOW! I have to try not to be pissed when I sit here unable to sign on to the union meeting that is being held online. grrrrrr
something tells me that I am just going to have to wait and watch a recorded version of the biggest union meeting in the history of the CWA union.
I registered, I waited for the instructions and I went to the site and logged on around the designated time and I am still hour glassing after 45 minutes.
hmmmmm. Did they do a test run? nah.
Today at work must have been the last straw for the management staff. They are on call and ready for anything and the company starts to refer to them as lesser employees by trying to get the union members to get their drift by telling us that what they are asking from us is far better than the shitty plan they stuck their managers with. Usually, you see comments on the company sites about union bargaining littered with messages from managers saying good things about the company. After they dogged out the managers two days in a row by mentioning that the health plan they have sucks rocks, they finally lashed out.
I was waiting for Big Brother to swoop down and wipe out the messages, but not today…I think the company computer guy must have gone on a vacation… or has stopped following the company rule of wipe-it-out-if-it’s-not-towing-the-company-line.
Some of the comments really got me thinking about how management gets screwed and how we cannot be mean to them because part of their job requirement is to follow company policy and work during strike.
Does it make you anti-company if you don’t subscribe to all of the company’s policies?
Maybe it is time for the managers to consider walking out with us. Now that would stick it to the corporation. From what I understand, managers have a 2500 deductible which means that they have to see the doctor a total of 65 visits per year in order to have the company pick up the tab at that point. Some of the comments from the managers stated that the only cost savings they had from their medical plan was the small discount they got on each doctor visit price.
If there were to be any type of catastrophic illness a family would be wiped out by having to pay medical bills up front before the company would take over and pay their share.
I am very disappointed by ATT for the way they have put down their management staff as well as the core wire line persons who keep this business running even if we aren’t making as much money for them as we used to.
What the union and the company need to do is come to an agreement that is fair for ALL employees.
Why not have the employees, managers and executives share the medical cost. I think that if they worked it out, it would balance out quite well.
Shame on ATT