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Verizon and two wireline unions reach tentative accord

Verizon has reached tentative three-year contract agreements with its two primary wireline unions--the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Verizon reaches deals with IBEW, CWA wireline workers' unions

Verizon has reached tentative three-year contract agreements with its two primary wireline unions--the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America--ending months of acrimony, saber rattling and the intervention of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

AT&T, CWA ratify agreements for Midwest wireline employees

AT&T gained a regional reprieve with its wireline workforce on Friday as the Communications Workers of America union voted to ratify a three-year contract covering the telco's Midwest region and AT&T Corp.

AT&T wireline union workers in East, West regions go on strike

AT&T wireline workers on the East and West Coast represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union began a strike on Tuesday.

AT&T, CWA temporarily extend core wireline contract in Southeast region

AT&T and the CWA on Saturday were not able to finalize a new core wireline contract for the Southeast region by the 11:59 p.m. EDT deadline, but the telco and the union did agree to a five-day contract extension.

Verizon unions threaten walkout

Unions representing Verizon technicians say they may stage a walkout as soon as Aug. 10, unless they make more progress on contract negotiations with the company.

Verizon walkout looms if mediation fails; mediator says 'significant key issues' remain

A walkout by Verizon's 45,000 CWA and IBEW workers this week is a distinct possibility, according to statements by union officials and mediators, because negotiations for a new contract since last year's strike have gone nowhere.

AT&T, CWA hammer out tentative wireline labor agreements

AT&T has reached "tentative" agreements with the Communications Workers of America covering wireline workers in both the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Communications and Technologies unit).

Verizon rejects unions' request for federal mediation in protracted labor talks

Verizon rejected a call Thursday by two unions--The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)--to move their longstanding and often rancorous contract negotiations to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

AT&T, IBEW agree on 1-year contract extension, CWA negotiations ongoing

AT&T has solved at least a portion of its ongoing labor negotiations problem by agreeing to a one-year labor contract extension for about 7,000 workers. The one-year extension—until June 22, 2013—covers the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and changed nothing in the current contract, AT&T said in a story reported by Reuters.