AT&T on Friday announced a plan to direct a $9.5 billion stake of its wireless business to their pension trust that provides benefits for 360,000 of its retired employees.
About 13,000 unionized CenturyLink workers in 13 states are working "day-to-day" after the carrier and the CWA District 7 failed to agree on a new deal as the four-year contract expired Saturday.
CenturyLink's 12,000 employees in 13 states represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union on Monday announced they would strike if they could not come to terms with the telco on a new labor contract.
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 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 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 workers on the East and West Coast represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union began a strike on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.