AT&T CWA West Wireline Workers Reject New Labor Agreement

Labor News

Reprinted from Fierce Telecom by Sean Buckley on July 7, 2017.

AT&T wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union in California and Nevada did not approve the latest tentative labor agreement, dealing the company a blow in its ongoing union negotiation process.

CWA members did not ratify the tentative agreement in June, which covers 17,000 workers at AT&T West. The union said in a statement that it notified “the company about the results and is working on next steps.”

Under the terms of the proposed four-year contract, AT&T would provide a series of pay raises, improvements in job security and retirement benefits, continued affordable healthcare, and other improvements for AT&T West and DirecTV West workers in California and Nevada. This was the first proposed contract for DirecTV workers since AT&T acquired the pay-TV operator. …

Fierce Telecom 7/7

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