Local 827 along with the CWA have been notified by Altice-USA of their intent on offering a Voluntary Retirement Package (VRP) to our members. In order for this offer to be extended to any bargaining unit employee, the Unions would need to be in agreement on the terms of the offer. The Company gave the VRP details on July 8 and asked for a response from the Union by July 9th. We have many unanswered questions on the proposed offer. We need to be sure your rights are protected; therefore we have requested to enter bargaining with the Company together with the CWA on the effects of this offer on our members.
Please be assured that the Union has not refused to allow its members to participate in the VRP but has requested to bargain with the Company over the VRP so we can protect every member’s best interests.