Voluntary Severance Program

**Attention Core Techs and Wire Techs**

Below is a MOA regarding a Voluntary Severance Program. The first section regards Core, the second is for Wire Techs. The entire MOA and necessary forms are attached.  If you have any questions, please contact your Department Reps or Vice President....(Plant Rep - David Anderson, [email protected] ; Wire Tech Rep - Chris Johnson, [email protected] ; Vice President - Mustafa Hassan - [email protected])

Section 1.) Core Techs: 

This Memorandum of Agreement is entered into between Communications
Workers of America ("CWA" or the "Union") and Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC
(the "Company" or "Management"), and shall be effective when signed by both parties,
through September 1,2020, unless otherwise mutually agreed in writing by the parties.
Due to extraordinary circumstances, the company will offer certain
Communications Technicians, Digital Technicians, Facility Technicians, Services
Technicians, Outside Plant Technicians, Systems Technicians, and certain Electronic
Technicians performing work in a Central Office an opportunity to express an interest in
leaving the payroll voluntarily with a payment equivalent to what the employee would
be eligible for had they accepted Voluntary SIPP/ESIPP per the Payment Table
(8'03A3a), plus an additional $50,000 (net of applicable withholding taxes). This
severance premium is not a SIPP/ESIPP offer, and employees choosing to accept it are
not entitled to SIPP/ESIPP or any associated benefits. The process of expressing
interest and receiving approval is defined below. Technicians who are approved in accordance with the above shall go off payroll on a date determined by the company, no later than July 31,2020

Section 2.) Wire Techs: 

The Company will offer certain Wire Technicians an opportunity to express an interest in
leaving the payroll voluntarily with a payment equivalent to what the employee would be
eligible for had they been involuntarily laid off per the provisions of Section 6.04 of the
Network Addendum for U-verse Field operations, plus an additional $5,000 (net of
applicable withholding taxes). Such offer will be at the discretion of the Company and
limited to a one-time offer to any number of identified individual groups of Wire
Technicians. The offer(s) will occur after July 1,2020 and off payroll dates will be no
later than September 1,2020.

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