In the area I work, Portland Metro, we have as many contractors in the I&R load everyday as Qwest bargained employees, and this has been going on for several years, getting worse as more and more network techs bail out.
According to the 2012 letter of agreement, "Specific to the Business and Consumer field and central office demand work associated with consumer, small business and design services field installation
and repair work and central office functions, which are performed by Network
Technicians/Broadband Technicians, Premise Technicians, Customer Data
Technicians and Central Office Technicians, the Company agrees that no more
than twenty percent (20%) of this work will be contracted out during the term of
this Agreement. The parties also agree that exceptions for one-time special
projects and initiatives and short-term introductory market launches (e.g., Prism
introductions) may temporarily increase the amount of contracting of this work
and exceed the established level identified above. "
It appears this agreement is not being honored. Why isn't CWA bringing suit against Lumen over this?