AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson commented briefly on upcoming labor contract negotiations during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday. In response to a question during the Q&A session, Stephenson said AT&T is in the middle of contract talks with its wireless workforce and has negotiations with its wireline workforce coming up this spring. "We expect that a key issue is going to be healthcare and how we continue to pay for it."
He added that AT&T has been working to modernize what is an "out-dated" system. "We have continued to move the ball forward on that, and we look forward to working with the Communications Workers of America union."
Verizon and the CWA had contentious contract talks last year
CWA members rejected a tentative deal with Qwest last year
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