AT&T, CWA Southwest reach tentative agreement
AT&T (NYSE: T) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6 recently came to a tentative agreement with wireline workers in the telco's Southwest territory.
District 6 covers around 22,000 CWA members who work in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
At this point, the CWA and AT&T are providing union members and locals details of the agreement with plans to schedule a ratification vote.
The CWA are also negotiating the terms of a new contract with AT&T West, which covers 18,000 CWA members in California and Nevada, and with AT&T East in Connecticut, covering 3,000 members of CWA Local 1298.
Overall, 2012 was a big year for U.S. telcos and their wireline union workers.
Besides AT&T, fellow ILEC Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq: HCOM) last week reached a major accord with its union employees, who voted to ratify a five-year collective bargaining agreement.
CenturyLink is continuing negotiations with the CWA union, covering 13,000 workers in District 7 of the former Qwest Communications region as well as members of CWA Local 6171, covered by two separate contracts in Arkansas. Verizon in September reached tentative three-year contract agreements with the IBEW and the CWA.
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