BST/AT&T Southeast - COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Information

Many Locals have reached out to the District 3 Office with questions regarding AT&T
Southeast’s plans for addressing employee absences, quarantines, and other issues related
to the Coronavirus. Below, I have listed some of the information that we have received the
company concerning the impact or the potential impact to our membership. One important
thing to note, is that our members in Utility Operations have no contractual limit to the
amount of paid time off work due to being quarantined. Should you have any questions or
concerns surrounding this issue, please feel free to contact me at the District 3 Office.


Quarantined due to the COIVD-19 exposure - No Personal Illness
If a bargained employee is absent from his/her scheduled workday(s) due to a mandated
quarantine associated with the Coronavirus, the following will apply:
• The employee will be allowed to use their remaining contractual paid illness time,
which will be considered excused.
• In the event the employee does not have contractual paid illness time either remaining
or allotted to meet the mandatory order, they will be granted up to 10 days of paid
illness time to accommodate the quarantine.
• If more than 10 days of paid illness time are necessary, the employee may utilize other
remaining contractual paid time off and/or excused unpaid time.


Quarantined due to the COIVD-19 exposure - With Personal Illness
If a bargained employee is absent from his/her scheduled workdays due to testing positive for
the Coronavirus and mandated to quarantine, the following will apply:
• The employee will be allowed to use their contractual paid illness time, which will be
considered excused due to Coronavirus.
• In the event the employee does not have contractual paid illness time either remaining
or allotted to care for the sickness and accommodate the quarantine, they will be
granted up to 10 days of paid illness.
• Eligible employees may seek disability benefits under their contractual short-term
disability plan.
• In the event the employee is not eligible for disability benefits, they may utilize other
remaining contractual paid time off and/or excused unpaid time.