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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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AT&T, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement in Midwest Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T subsidiaries have reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T3 in wireline contract negotiations.

The five-year agreement covers nearly 5,000 wireline employees primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The employees covered by the agreement are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, and other IBEW locals spread across the country.

The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days. The two sides agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on June 24, 2017.

Separate from the agreement, the company also announced it will hire 1,000 people into IBEW-represented jobs in the next five years, including a new call center in Chicago.

AT&T has a longstanding good relationship with the IBEW in the Midwest, and worked with the union to bring work opportunities to the IBEW. It’s an example of what can be achieved when the two sides work together, and the company appreciates the work of the IBEW’s leadership team to make this possible. In addition, the economic environment fostered by the current administration in Washington is conducive to adding jobs.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 29 labor agreements since 2015 collectively covering over 128,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Southwest Wireline Agreement

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

The agreement, which was reached on March 2, covers over 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It was ratified prior to expiration of the current contract on April 8, 2017. It includes, for the first time, about 900 DIRECTV employees who voted last October to ratify an agreement placing them in the Southwest contract.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have ratified, 28 labor with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering nearly 123,000 employees.

AT&T, IBEW negotiations to begin early

AT&T Midwest will begin early negotiations on March 22 with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 for a contract covering nearly 5,000 wireline employees located primarily in Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

The IBEW employees covered under the contract are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and northwestern Indiana, and of other IBEW locals spread across the country. The contract expires on June 24, 2017.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension and work rules.

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.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Four States

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV field services employees in four states have voted to ratify an agreement between the CWA and the company.

The agreement, which was reached on February 16, covers nearly 280 employees in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico and Oregon, and places the employees into an appendix to an existing contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 19 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017 collectively covering over 81,000 employees. That includes 10 agreements covering nearly 7,800 former DIRECTV employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in Southwest Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T Southwest wireline operations has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in wireline contract negotiations.

The four year agreement covers over 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days.

The two sides agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on April 8, 2017.

If the agreement is ratified on or before April 7, 2017, a ratification bonus of $1,000 will be paid to each eligible employee. The agreement would be effective April 9, 2017 and expire April 10, 2021.

The agreement includes general wage increases in each year of the contract – 3 percent the first year, 2.5 percent the second year, 3 percent the third year, and 2.25 percent the fourth year. It maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation. The agreement also includes two weeks of paid parental leave to help mothers or fathers bond with a newborn or newly adopted child.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 19 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017 collectively covering over 81,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Four States

AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV field services employees in four states.

The agreement covers nearly 280 employees in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico and Oregon, and will place the employees into an existing labor contract.

In addition to this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees ratified, 17 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017 collectively covering over 61,000 employees. That includes 10 agreements covering nearly 7,800 former DIRECTV employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Seven States

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states have voted to ratify an agreement between the CWA and the company.

The agreement, which was reached on January 30, covers about 500 employees in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee, and places the employees in an existing contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

AT&T reached, and union-represented employees ratified, 16 labor agreements in 2016, collectively covering nearly 61,000 employees. That included nine agreements covering nearly 7,300 DIRECTV employees.

AT&T, CWA Agree to Extend Orange Contract; Negotiations Continuing

While AT&T Mobility has not reached a settlement with the Communications Workers of America of the Mobility “Orange” contract, the company and union have agreed to an extension of the contract and negotiations are continuing.

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 contract covers over 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T’s Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9.

AT&T has reached 17 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017, collectively covering over 61,000 employees. Sixteen have been ratified.

Updates will be available on this website.

AT&T CWA negotiations to begin early in Southwest

AT&T will begin early negotiations on February 1 with the Communications Workers of America on the Southwest wireline contract, covering more than 20,000 employees in five states. The contract expires on April 8.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension and work rules.

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.

Updates will be available on this website.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Seven States

AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states.

The agreement covers about 500 employees in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee, and will place the employees in an existing labor contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

AT&T reached, and union-represented employees ratified, 15 different labor agreements in 2016, collectively covering nearly 61,000 employees. That includes nine agreements covering nearly 7,300 former DIRECTV employees.

AT&T Mobility, CWA negotiations begin for more than 20,000 employees

AT&T Mobility began negotiations January 25 with the Communications Workers of America on the Mobility Orange contract, covering more than 20,000 Mobility employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The contract expires at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, February 11.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension and work rules.

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.

Updates will be available on this website.

CWA-Represented Employees Ratify Three Tentative Agreements

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV employees in five call centers have voted to ratify three agreements between the CWA and the Company.

The agreements cover about 2,000 employees working in call centers in Eden Prairie, MN; Englewood, CO; Huntington, WV; Huntsville, AL; and Tulsa, OK; and place the employees in three existing labor contracts.

Including these agreements, union-represented former DIRECTV employees have now ratified nine agreements with the CWA and IBEW this year. The nine agreements collectively cover nearly 8,000 former DIRECTV employees. Overall, AT&T has now reached 15 ratified union agreements this year, covering nearly 61,000 union-represented employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach Three Tentative Agreements

AT&T has reached three tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV employees in five call centers.

The agreements cover about 2,000 employees working in call centers in Eden Prairie, MN; Englewood, CO; Huntington, WV; Huntsville, AL; and Tulsa, OK; and will place the employees in three existing labor contracts.

Including these tentative agreements, the company has now reached nine agreements with the CWA and IBEW this year collectively covering nearly 8,000 former DIRECTV employees. Six have already ratified.

The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering Former DirecTV employees in Southeast

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV field services employees in the Southeast Region have voted to ratify an agreement between the CWA and the company.

The agreement, which was reached on September 29, covers about 1,050 employees in the region, and places the employees in an existing contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

The ratification comes less than a week after former DIRECTV field services employees ratified two other agreements with the CWA covering about 200 employees in the Midwest Region and about 900 employees in the Southwest Region. Those agreements also placed employees in existing contracts in those regions. In addition, former DIRECTV employees on August 15 ratified two contracts with the IBEW covering over 1,600 employees in AT&T’s field services group in 14 states, as well as about 1,300 employees working in call centers in Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Montana.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Two Agreements Covering Former DirecTV employees

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV field services employees have voted to ratify two agreements between the CWA and the company.

The agreements, which were reached on September 29, cover about 200 employees in the Midwest Region, and about 900 employees in the Southwest Region; and place the employees in existing contracts in those regions. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify AT&T National Internet Contract

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that AT&T Internet Services employees have voted to ratify a contract with the CWA.

The agreement, which was reached on October 4, covers nearly 1,200 employees in 16 states.

It is the latest agreement to be ratified by union-represented AT&T employees. The company has reached 19 agreements –16 of which have now been ratified -- with the CWA and IBEW in 2015 and 2016, collectively covering over 95,000 employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in National Internet Contract Negotiations

AT&T Internet Services has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America on the National Internet Contract (NIC).

The agreement covers nearly 1,200 CWA-represented wireline employees in 16 states who work on areas of AT&T’s business related to products such as IPTV and DSL. It will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in the coming days.

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

AT&T, CWA Reach Three Tentative Agreements

AT&T has reached tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV field services employees in the company’s Midwest, Southeast and Southwest regions.

The three regional agreements cover about 200 employees in two states in the Midwest Region, about 1,050 in eight states in the Southeast, and about 900 in five states in the Southwest. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

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

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Mobility Benefits Contract

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

The agreement, reached Aug. 3, covers all CWA-represented Mobility employees nationwide – more than 40,000 employees. It is focused on benefits, including health care. Wages, pension, and work rules for union-represented Mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.

The agreement is the latest to be ratified by AT&T employees – the 15th in 2015 and 2016, collectively covering more than 93,000 employees. Among other contracts recently ratified are:

Two ratified in August 2016 covering about 3,000 IBEW-represented former DirecTV employees in 14 states.

One ratified in April 2016 covering more than 9,400 CWA-represented Mobility employees in our Southwest region.

Three wireline contracts ratified in December 2015 – one with AT&T Southeast wireline operations, and smaller regional contracts covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations – totaling about 24,000 CWA-represented wireline employees in the region.

Two ratified in June 2015 covering about 16,500 CWA represented wireline employees in our Midwest and Legacy T (also known as AT&T Corp.) contracts.

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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