AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreements in AT&T Midwest, AT&T Corp Core Wireline Contract Negotiations
DALLAS, July 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (T)* today announced that it has reached tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America in core wireline contract negotiations for the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp (CWA Communications and Technologies unit).
The Midwest contract covers more than 13,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The AT&T Corp contract covers about 5,700 employees located throughout the country.
Both labor contracts will be submitted to the CWA's membership for a ratification vote in coming days. The prior contracts negotiated in 2009 expired on April 7 of this year and employees have worked under the terms of these expired contracts while negotiations continued.
The three-year agreements include wage increases in each year and a modest pension increase. Health care benefits remain among the best in the country.
AT&T continues to bargain with the CWA in the East and West regions, where contracts also expired April 7 and employees continue to work under the terms of the old contracts; and in the Southeast, where the current contract expires on Aug. 4.
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