“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
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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