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. …