Hi Everyone - The company is extending the original 80 hours of paid, excused time off to up to a total of 160 hours for the following scenarios:
- Employees who tested positive for COVID-19 and remain quarantined.
- Employees who are at higher risk due to an underlying health condition (60+, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer).
- Parents or guardians of children whose schools or daycares have closed for COVID-19 and for whom another child care option is not yet available.
- (NEW) Primary caregiver for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 who is unable to provide self-care.
For employees who are not sick but are self-quarantining due to recent travel to a CDC Level 3 country or exposure to the virus, AT&T will continue to provide up to 80 total hours of paid, excused time off.
This is important to know that the last day you can take off under this temporary policy is May 1, 2020.
If you have any questions please reach out to me.
Rachel Bailey, Business Agent, CWA 1118
Click here for AT&T COVID-19 Update: Extended Paid-Time Off
The Company's message to CWA:
Today, the Company released an important update extending current temporary benefit policies and paid time off for COVID-19 related scenarios. You can find additional details in the attached.
We trust the CWA and the membership it supports will welcome these significant changes and the peace of mind they help provide to our employees and their families. AT&T wants them to know we are truly all in this together during these demanding times. But, as we all face the new challenges the COVID-19 outbreak presents, and as we help to set the standard within our industry, each of us need to exemplify those standards by our actions. So, we ask that as you are in discussions with your local leadership and members about these benefits during this crisis that you also help regularly reinforce that the Company expects applicants to act ethically and honestly when seeking benefits, and that only those that truly need the benefits will apply.
Our essential services allow first responders, healthcare providers, government leaders, educators and critical businesses to operate, and keeping consumers connected with their loved ones through this unpredictable storm. But that can only happen when we all work together. With both AT&T’s and the CWA’s robust history as strong leaders within our respective fields, we need to do everything we can to ensure our workforce remains ready, willing and able to contribute to keeping the world connected.