CWA, AT&T Southwest craft four-year agreement

Following a proposed agreement put on the table in October, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and AT&T voted to ratify a four-year agreement. The new agreement covers 26,000 workers in its Southwest Region (CWA District 6), an area that includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Since the previous contract ran out on April 4, District 6 employees continued to work under the old contract while AT&T and the CWA continued negotiating a new contract. With this latest contract in place, AT&T says that about 70 percent of the 120,000 workers covered under AT&T's core wireline contract now have ratified agreements in place.

To date, AT&T and the CWA have ratified agreements in the Midwest and West regions as well as agreements with Legacy AT&T Corp. that cover employees across the U.S. In addition, AT&T has reached agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The work is not completely done yet as AT&T continues negotiations with CWA District 3 (Southeast Region) and CWA District 1 (East Region) where contracts expired on Aug. 8 and April. 4., respectively. AT&T East is the only region where it has yet to ratify a new contract.

For more:
- see the release here

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