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“As one of the largest employers in America, we're proud of the number of quality middle class careers we've provided to our employees, with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country. We have a longstanding cooperative relationship with our unions, and we're committed to working together to bargain a fair contract that will allow us to continue to provide those careers.”

  — Mark Royse, Executive Vice President - Labor Relations

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IBEW-Represented Former DirecTV Employees Vote to Ratify Two Contracts

Leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has notified AT&T that IBEW-represented former DirecTV employees have voted to ratify two contracts.

One agreement covers over 1,600 employees in AT&T’s field services group, located in 14 states. The other covers about 1,300 AT&T employees working in call centers in Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Montana. The former DirecTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DirecTV. The agreements were reached on July 16.

The contracts focus on wages, health care, pension, and work rules, and are the first with this group of employees.

AT&T Mobility, CWA reach new tentative agreement on benefits

AT&T announced today that AT&T Mobility has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in benefits negotiations covering all CWA-represented Mobility employees nationwide – more than 40,000 employees.

The agreement focuses on benefits, including health care, and will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days. Wages, pension and work rules for union-represented Mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.

The two sides returned to the bargaining table and reached the new agreement after CWA-represented employees failed to ratify a prior agreement that had been reached in June.

More information will be posted to this website it is available.

AT&T, IBEW Reach Two Tentative Agreements

AT&T has reached two tentative agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in negotiations covering IBEW-represented former DIRECTV employees in 14 states.

One agreement covers more than 1,600 employees in the company’s field services group, located in 14 states. The other covers about 1,300 employees working in call centers in Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Mont. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

The agreements focus on wages, health care, pension, and work rules, and will be submitted to the union’s membership in coming days.

AT&T is proud of its longstanding relationship with the IBEW, and appreciates the work by the bargaining teams on both sides to reach these agreements.

More information will be posted to this website as it is available.

CWA Fails to Ratify Mobility Benefits Contract

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that Mobility employees failed to ratify a four-year contract.

The proposed contract would have covered more than 40,000 CWA-represented Mobility employees nationwide. It is focused on benefits, including health care. Wages, pension, and work rules for union-represented Mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.

The parties have agreed to meet in a continuing effort to reach an agreement. More information will be posted here as it is available.

AT&T Mobility, CWA reach tentative agreement on benefits

AT&T announced today that AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in benefits negotiations covering all CWA-represented Mobility employees nationwide – more than 40,000 employees.

The agreement focuses on benefits, including health care, and will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days. Wages, pension and work rules for union-represented Mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.

Out of respect for union membership, AT&T will not comment on details of the tentative agreement until it has been presented by CWA leadership to the members for a vote.

The announcement continues a steady stream of agreements reached between the company and the CWA, including an agreement CWA members ratified on April 14 covering more than 9,400 Mobility employees in our Southwest region, another that CWA members ratified in December 2015 covering about 24,000 wireline employees in our Southeast region, and two more that CWA members ratified in June 2015 covering about 16,500 wireline employees in our Midwest and Legacy T (also known as AT&T Corp.) contracts. Along with the Mobility Benefits tentative agreement, that’s five different agreements in the last 12 months covering nearly 90,000 CWA-represented employees.

More information will be posted to this website as it is available.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Mobility Southwest Contract

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that Mobility employees in the company’s Southwest Region (CWA District 6) have voted to ratify a four year contract with the CWA.

The agreement, which was reached on Feb. 28, covers more than 9,400 CWA-represented Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

The new contract is retroactive to Feb. 27.

AT&T, Communications Workers of America Agree to Continue Negotiations as West Wireline Contract Expires

While AT&T did not reach an agreement with the Communications Workers of America by the 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time April 9 expiration of the West Region wireline contract, the parties have agreed to continue to negotiate.

Employees will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.

The contract covers nearly 16,000 employees in California and Nevada.

In separate negotiations, while AT&T and the CWA did not reach a tentative agreement prior to the 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time expiration of a contract covering nearly 200 wireline employees in the company’s East region (Connecticut), the two sides have a agreed to continue bargaining and those employees will also continue to work under the terms of their expired contract.

More information will be posted to this website as it is available.

AT&T, Communications Workers of America Agree to Continue Negotiations as East Wireline Contract Expires

While AT&T did not reach an agreement with the Communications Workers of America by the 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time April 9 expiration of the East Region wireline contract, the parties have agreed to continue to negotiate.

Employees will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.

The contract covers nearly 200 employees in Connecticut.

In separate negotiations, the AT&T and the CWA continue to bargain in the West region, where a contract covering nearly 16,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada expires at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

More information will be posted to this website as it is available.

AT&T releases details of tentative agreement in Mobility Southwest contract negotiations

AT&T today provided details of a tentative agreement it reached with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility contract negotiations in CWA District 6 (AT&T’s Southwest region).

The tentative agreement covers more than 9,400 Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. It will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days.

The four-year agreement will run through Feb. 21, 2020. The agreement, if ratified, includes wage increases of 2% in 2016, 2.25% in 2017, 2.25% in 2018, and 3% in 2019 – plus a ratification bonus of $1,000 for employees on payroll in a CWA District 6-represented job title on the ratification date and payout date. Employees who are currently in both the company’s banded plan and BCB2 plan will see no reduction to their pension benefit, and those in the BCB2 plan will now have a lump sum payment option. In addition, a 401(k) plan will continue for all employees with a generous company match.

More information will be posted on this site as it is available.

AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement in Mobility Southwest contract negotiations

AT&T today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility contract negotiations in CWA District 6 (AT&T’s Southwest region).

The two sides had on Feb. 26 agreed to a 48-hour contract extension. The agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, was reached prior to the contract’s extended expiration at 11:59 p.m. Central Time Feb. 28. It covers more than 9,400 Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Out of respect for the union membership, AT&T will not comment on details of the tentative agreement until it has been presented to them for a vote by their leadership.

More information will be posted on this site as it is available.

AT&T, CWA agree to continue negotiations as Mobility Southwest contract expires

While AT&T Mobility did not reach an agreement with the Communications Workers of America by the expiration of the Mobility Southwest contract at 11:59 p.m. Central Time Feb. 26, the parties have agreed to an extension of the contract until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and are continuing to negotiate. The ongoing negotiations reflect the spirit of the longstanding relationship between the company and the union. Employees will work under the terms of the extended contract while negotiations continue.

The Mobility Southwest contract covers more than 9,400 CWA-represented Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

More information will be posted on this site as it is available.

AT&T, CWA negotiations begin for more than 16,000 wireline employees in East, West

AT&T began negotiations on Feb. 23, 2016 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) covering more than 16,000 wireline employees in three states.

Negotiations are for two contracts: the West contract covers nearly 16,000 employees in California and Nevada, and the East contract covers nearly 200 employees in Connecticut. The contracts expire at 11:59 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 9.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension, and work rules for wireline employees in the two contracts.

AT&T is the country’s largest employer of full-time union-represented labor, and these negotiations follow negotiations last year in which fair and reasonable contracts were reached with the CWA covering more than 40,000 wireline employees in the Southeast, Midwest, and Legacy T – formally known as AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office). As was the case with those contracts, the company’s goal in these negotiations for the West and East is to continue to provide employees with high quality union-represented careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country.

AT&T, CWA negotiations begin for more than 9,400 Mobility employees in Southwest

AT&T began negotiations on Feb. 8, 2016 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on the Mobility District 6 contract covering more than 9,400 Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The contract expires at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, Feb. 26.

The negotiations are expected to include wages, pension, work rules and disability. Health care and other benefits are bargained separately.

AT&T is the country’s largest employer of full-time union-represented labor, and the company’s goal in these negotiations is to continue to provide employees with high quality union-represented careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country.

Communications Workers of America Ratify Agreements Covering AT&T Southeast Wireline Employees

AT&T today announced that employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a four-year contract with AT&T Southeast wireline operations. Employees also voted to ratify tentative agreements on two southeast regional contracts covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations.

The contracts cover about 24,000 employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. They replace contracts that expired on Aug. 8, 2015, and will run through Aug. 3, 2019.

Details of Tentative Agreement in Southeast Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today provided details of the tentative agreement that AT&T southeast wireline operations reached on Oct. 20 with the Communications Workers of America in southeast wireline contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 24,000 employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina , and Tennessee. It replaces a contract that expired on Aug. 8, 2015, and will run through Aug. 3, 2019.

The agreement includes a compounded wage increase over the four-year period of more than 11 percent. The agreement also includes a 1 percent pension band increase in each year of the contract for eligible employees, and continues a 401(k) plan with generous company match. And it maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation, with increases in employee contributions.

More information will be posted on this website as it is available.

AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreements in AT&T Southeast Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today announced that AT&T southeast wireline operations have reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in southeast wireline contract negotiations. Additionally, the Company reached tentative agreements with the CWA on two southeast regional contracts covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations.

The agreements will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days. They cover about 24,000 employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Out of respect for the union membership, AT&T will not comment on details of the tentative agreements until they have been presented to them for a vote by their leadership.

More information will be posted on www.att.com/corewirelinebargaining as it is available.

AT&T, CWA agree to continue negotiations as Southeast contract expires

While AT&T did not reach an agreement with the CWA by the 11:59 p.m. ET August 8 expiration of the AT&T Southeast contract, the parties have agreed to continue to negotiate.

The ongoing negotiations reflect the cooperative spirit of the longstanding relationship between the company and the union. Employees will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.

The Southeast contract covers nearly 24,000 CWA-represented employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

More information will be provided on this website as it is available.

Communications Workers of America Ratify Agreement for AT&T Corp.

AT&T today announced that wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a three-year contract for AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office).

The tentative agreement was reached May 13 and was unanimously endorsed by the CWA bargaining committee that spent over nine weeks working with the company’s bargaining team to reach a fair agreement.

The contract covers about 4,500 employees located throughout the country. It is retroactive to April 12, 2015.

Communications Workers of America Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T Wireline Employees in Midwest

AT&T today announced that wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a three-year contract for the AT&T Midwest region.

The tentative agreement was reached May 13 and was unanimously endorsed by the CWA bargaining committee that spent over nine weeks working with the company’s bargaining team to reach a fair agreement.

The agreement covers about 12,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. It is retroactive to April 12, 2015.

AT&T Releases Details of Tentative Agreements in AT&T Midwest, AT&T Corp. Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today provided details of tentative agreements it reached on May 13 with the Communications Workers of America in wireline contract negotiations covering nearly 17,000 employees.

The tentative agreements were reached with AT&T Midwest and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit). The AT&T Midwest contract covers about 12,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The AT&T Corp. contract covers about 4,500 employees spread across the country.

The agreements will be submitted to the union’s membership for ratification votes in the coming days.

The three-year agreements replace contracts that expired April 14, 2015 and will run through April 14, 2018. The agreements include a compounded wage increase over that three-year period of more than 8.4 percent. The proposed agreements, if ratified, will continue to provide employees with health care, with expanded choice of plans and increases in employee contributions.

AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreements in Core Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T* today announced that it has reached tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America in wireline contract negotiations covering nearly 17,000 employees.

The tentative agreements were reached with AT&T Midwest and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit). The AT&T Midwest contract covers about 12,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The AT&T Corp. contract covers about 4,500 employees spread across the country.

The agreements will be submitted to the union’s membership for ratification votes in the coming days. Out of respect for the union membership, AT&T will not comment on details of the tentative agreements until they have been presented to them for a vote by their leadership.

More information will be posted on www.att.com/corewirelinebargaining as it is available.

AT&T, CWA agree to continue negotiations as extended Midwest, AT&T Corp. contracts expire

While AT&T did not reach an agreement with the CWA by the extended 11 a.m. CT April 14 expiration of the AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit) and Midwest Core Wireline contracts, the parties have agreed to continue to negotiate. The contracts were previously extended to this time following the initial expiration at 11:59 p.m. CT on April 11.

Employees will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.

The Midwest contract covers about 12,000 CWA-represented employees in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. The AT&T Corp. contract includes about 4,500 employees across the country.

AT&T Corp., Midwest contracts extended; bargaining to continue

While a settlement was not reached with the Communications Workers of America by the April 11 expiration of the AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit) and Midwest Core Wireline contracts, the company and union have agreed to extensions of the contracts until noon Eastern time on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, and negotiations are continuing. The ongoing negotiation reflects the cooperative spirit of the longstanding relationship between the company and the union.

AT&T, CWA wireline negotiations for nearly 17,000 employees begin

AT&T began negotiations on March 4, 2015 with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on two separate contracts covering nearly 17,000 wireline employees. These contracts — Midwest and Legacy T — expire at 11:59 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 11.

Legacy T Core includes more than 4,500 employees spread across the country, with a handful in Puerto Rico. Midwest Core (CWA) includes more than 12,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension and work rules for our wireline employees in the affected contracts.

AT&T is one of the largest employers in America, and the company’s goal in these negotiations is to continue to provide employees with high quality middle class careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country.

Get the Facts

  • AT&T and the CWA have a strong foundation of working together to provide good middle class careers with excellent wages and benefits.
  • The relationship is founded on a mutual understanding of the unique challenges of operating a communications business in today’s highly competitive environment.
  • With more than half of our total work force being represented, we have more full-time bargained-for jobs than any other company in America.
  • We are the only major U.S. wireless company with a union workforce.

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