AT&T, CWA approve East region agreement, covers wireline workers in Connecticut

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The proposed contract offers a series of pay raises, improvements in severance benefits, affordable healthcare and other improvements for AT&T East workers in Connecticut.

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have voted to approve a four-year contract in the East region.

The new agreement covers nearly 200 wireline employees in Connecticut. Earlier this month, AT&T and the CWA District 1’s bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with AT&T East.

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Similar to a new tentative agreement AT&T reached with AT&T West and DirecTV workers, this proposed contract offers a series of pay raises, improvements in severance benefits, affordable healthcare and other improvements for AT&T East workers in Connecticut. 

AT&T has reached 31 different labor agreements since 2015, covering about 145,000 employees. During this year alone, the service provider has made progress with the CWA and the International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (IBEW) unions. AT&T West and DirecTV workers represented by the CWA District 9 recently reached a tentative agreement covering 17,000 workers in California and Nevada. In April, 20,000 of AT&T’s CWA-represented employees in the Southwest Region approved an early agreement that includes a commitment to hire 3,000 people in the region, sourced from work that’s currently performed mostly offshore.

Meanwhile, AT&T workers represented by the IBEW announced in May that nearly 5,000 represented employees approved another agreement. This agreement includes hiring 1,000 people for IBEW-represented jobs, including opening a new call center in Chicago.