AT&T, workers reach labor agreement
AT&T Inc. has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in core wireline contract negotiations in CWA District 3 (AT&T’s Southeast Region), covering approximately 30,000 employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The agreement will be submitted to the district’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days.
Six of the seven bargaining units representing AT&T’s core wireline employees now have either ratified or tentative agreements; those agreements cover nearly 97 percent of the approximately 120,000 employees covered under the company’s core wireline contracts.
CWA District 1 – AT&T’s East Region, covering employees in Connecticut – is the only region that is yet to reach a contract. Employees there continue to work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.
The contract in the Southeast Region expired Aug. 8, and employees have continued to work under the terms of the expired contract. Core wireline contracts with the other CWA bargaining units expired April 4; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) contract expired June 27.
Agreements between AT&T and the CWA have been ratified in the Midwest, Southwest, and West regions, as well as with Legacy AT&T Corp., which covers employees across the country. An agreement between AT&T and IBEW has also been ratified.
The three-year proposed agreement includes pay and pension band increases in each year of the agreement.
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