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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.

Bronx Cablevision technicians reject proposal to join CWA

Five months after Cablevision employees in Brooklyn, N.Y., voted to join the Communication Workers of America, field technicians in the Bronx rejected a proposal to join the union.

CWA wants Verizon's board to help settle contract issues

The CWA and IBEW held a rally asking Verizon's board of directors to influence the telco to provide a fair labor contract for its wireline workers.