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Bargaining 2014 CenturyLink/CWA. Members update Highlights of the last best and final offer from the company and not agreed to by the Union.

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1 Bargaining 2014 CenturyLink/CWA

2 Members update Highlights of the last best and final offer from the company and not agreed to by the Union.

3 The purpose of this meeting is give you an update on bargaining. And the options available to us today. If we accept it, we own all the changes, both good and bad If we reject it the company could implement their last best and final.

4 If implemented it would the last best and final version you voted down. We continue to fight, If we fight we need support. This is your contract, If you want it, take it, if you don’t then we are going to all fight together.

5 7.0 PAID TIME OFF (PTO) 7.1 Purpose of the Plan. PTO is paid time off for rest and relaxation, short-term illness or injury, doctor or dentist appointments, to care for family members or other personal business. 7.2 Eligibility. Each Regular Full Time Employee or Regular Part Time Employee working at least 20 hours a week. 7.3 Rate of Pay for Paid Time Off. PTO shall be paid at 100% of the Employee's regular straight-time hourly rate 7.4 Accrual Schedule PTO balance will be available on January 1.

6 PTO Carry Over Vacation Up to forty hours of unused PTO hours may be carried over from one calendar year to the next. Carryover hours will be scheduled after the regular vacation schedule for the following year.

7 Carryover PTO Employees may use up to 80 hours of PTO before the hours are accrued. If an employee terminates for any reason, any PTO that has been used but has not been accrued will be deducted from their final paycheck.

8 Carryover PTO 7.6 PTO Pay upon Termination. Employees shall be paid any unused PTO accrual when they retire, terminate, are laid off or resign except when an employee is terminated for just cause or resigns during an investigation into their misconduct.

9 Letter of Agreement On PTO December 31, 2014, a one time grandfathered PTO option will be available. All unused/accrued PTO over 40 hours as of December 31 st will be place into grandfathered bucket, to be used at the sole discretion of the employee.

10 Letter of Agreement on PTO Grandfathered PTO will be paid out upon termination/retirement. Grandfathered PTO shall not take precedence over t he current year’s PTO Schedule

11 Workers Comp 7.7 The Company will provide an employee a salary continuation benefit (called Supplemental Accident Pay or SAP) Equal to 85% of regular base pay when combined with an approved Worker’s Compensation claim and statutory payment.

12 Workers Compensation 7.8 An employee is never entitled to more than 85% of regular base pay while absent due to an on-the-job injury. Any overpayments made by receiving both SAP salary continuation and Worker’s Compensation benefit payments in excess of 85% of regular base pay will be deducted from the employee’s salary continuation check, regular pay check, or are to be reimbursed by the employee to the Company.

13 Worker’s Comp 7.9 SAP payments of salary continuation benefits will be in accordance with the CenturyLink Disability Plan (the “Plan”) and shall cease upon the earlier of a) an employee’s retirement, b) discharge for just cause, or c) when employment would otherwise terminate because of reduction in force.

14 8.0 Retirement and Insurance Plans For Employees in the bargaining unit prior to May 1, 2008, the benefits shall remain the same except as set forth in Section 8.1.1(a) (b) Hired, Rehired or Transferred Employees on or After January 1, 2015 into Local 7906.

15 Not Receiving Pension (b) Hired, Rehired or Transferred Employees on or After January 1, 2015 into Local (i) Any Employee who is first hired by the Company into Local 7906 as an Eligible Employee on or after January 1, 2015 shall not be eligible to become an Eligible Employee under the terms of the Retirement Plan and shall not be eligible to become a Participant in the Retirement Plan.

16 Not Eligible (ii) Any Legacy CenturyLink Employee who is rehired by the Company into Local 7906 on or after January 1, 2015, is not eligible to become a Participant in the Retirement Plan for Purposes of accruing an additional Accrued Benefit under such Retirement Plan.

17 Not Eligible (iii) Any Legacy CenturyLink employee who is transferred to Local 7906 on or after January 1, 2015 is not eligible to become a Participant in the Retirement Plan for purposes of accruing an additional Accrued Benefit under such Retirement Plan.

18 Lump Sum Benefit Payment Option 13.6 The Company may, at its sole option and discretion, amend the Retirement Plan to provide a lump sum benefit payment option to Participants represented by Local 7906, effective as of the date specified in the Retirement Plan.

19 Personal Leave Article 9 An Administrative/Personal Leave of absence with out pay my be granted to an employee by the Company in its sole discretion and in accordance with the company Policy. Administrative/Personal Leaves may only be requested for an absence of five (5) consecutive workdays or more and shall be limited to a cumulative total of thirty (30) calendar days in any rolling eighteen (18) month period.

20 Article 12 Safety Footwear Employees in certain job titles and work environments (typically field operations, construction, warehouse and central office environments) must regularly wear safety footwear (safety shoe/boots) that meets the current national standard, ASTM F Class 75 (Impact- 75/Compression-75).

21 Article 12 Safety Footwear The Company, in its sole discretion, and in accordance with OSHA standards, will identify the job titles and work environments in which employees will be required to wear safety footwear.

22 Article 12 Safety Footwear Since Safety footwear can be utilized both on and off the job, employees are responsible for the purchase and maintenance of their safety footwear.

23 Safety Eyewear Employees in certain job titles and work environments may also be required to wear safety eyewear while at work. Employees who require corrective vision lenses must also wear safety eyewear, when required.

24 Safety Eyewear Company will provide an annual (calendar year) maximum contribution of $75 for the procurement of one (1) pair of prescription safety glasses (or replacement frames or replacement lenses) for employees in positions which require the wearing of safety eyewear, subject to the following.

25 Safety Eyewear The Company shall determine the supplier(s) for the procurement of prescription safety eyewear and reserves its right to identify the approved safety frame styles, lens materials, lens options and allowable optional upgrades. Each order for prescription safety glasses will include detachable side shields.

26 Safety Eyewear The Company contribution for prescription safety eyewear will only be provided through the designated supplier(s) for the procurement of prescription safety glasses. There will be no company contribution, subsidy or reimbursement for prescription safety glasses obtained outside of the designated supplier(s).

27 Safety Eyewear This supplier will bill the Company for the $75 annual maximum contribution and the remainder of the expense for prescription safety glasses, if any, will be paid by the employee. Employees will be responsible for the cost of prescription safety glasses above the Company’s annual contribution for additional or replacement pairs of prescription safety glasses, including frames and/or lenses. Employees will also be responsible for the cost of eye examinations.

28 Part-time Employees 13.5 A part-time employee is one whose workweek is less than thirty (30) hours. Part-time employees are not entitled to benefits such as pensions, paid sick leave, healthcare, etc., which accrue to regular ful-time employees unless expressly provided by this Agreement 13.5 A part-time employee is one whose workweek is less than thirty (30) hours. Part-time employees are not entitled to benefits such as pensions, paid sick leave, healthcare, etc., which accrue to regular ful-time employees unless expressly provided by this Agreement

29 Tax Deferred Savings Plan “CenturyLink Union 401k Plan” Effective May 1, 2014 or as soon as administratively feasible for employees hired, rehired, or transferred into this bargaining unit prior to May1, 2008 the match will be 65 cents for every $1 contributed by the employee, up to a maximum of six percent of pay.

30 401(k) Continued Effective January 1, 2017 or as soon as administratively feasible for employees hired, rehired, or transferred into this bargaining unit prior to May 1, 2008 the match will be 25 cents for every $1 contributed by the employee, up to a maximum of six percent of pay.

31 401(k) Continued Effective May 1, 2014 or as soon as administratively feasible for employees hired, rehired, or transferred into this bargaining unit on or after May 1, 2008 but prior to January 1, 2015, the match will be 65 cents for every $1 contributed by the employee, up to a maximum of six percent of pay.

32 401(k) Continued Effective January 1, 2017 or as soon as administratively feasible for employees hired, rehired, or transferred into this bargaining unit on or after May 1, 2008 but prior to January 1, 2015, the match will be 58 cents for every $1 contributed by the employee, up to a maximum of six percent of pay.

33 401(k) Continued Effective May 1, 2014 or as soon as administratively feasible for employees hired, rehired, or transferred into this bargaining unit prior to January 1, 2015, the Company will contribute a Company Match Contribution in accordance with the same matching contribution formula under the CenturyLink Dollars & Sense 401(k) Plan for Non-Bargaining employees.

34 Wages Top Now 1 st Year 2 nd year 3 rd Year $31.35$31.82$32.30$32.78 $28.51$28.94$29.37$29.81 $27.29$27.70$28.11$28.54 $19.30$19.59$19.88$20.18 $18.39$18.67$18.95$19.23

35 Bumping If the reduction is more than 1 person the most senior person, will have the first choice to bump into their preferred impacted location, the picking of locations will continue based on seniority until the last location, the junior person is forced to bump into that location.

36 Cross jurisdiction 15.5 The Company shall notify the Union prior to represented employees being assigned work that falls outside the jurisdiction of this bargaining unit.

37 Cross jurisdiction cont Cross jurisdiction work assignments that involve represented work of another bargaining unit’s jurisdiction may be assigned by the Company, to the extent they do not cause a reduction of employees in the bargaining unit, and/or prevent the addition of more employees to the bargaining unit.

38 Cross jurisdiction cont. CenturyLink Corporation employees working Cross Jurisdiction assignments that involve represented work of another CenturyLink bargaining unit’s jurisdiction will be allowed with a reciprocal provision of the bargaining units.


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