By Martha DeGrasse
AT&T agreements will be submitted to union wireline workers for a vote; wireless workers still fighting
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America said they have reached a tentative four-year settlement that covers more than 17,000 wireline workers in California and Nevada. CWA said the contract provides for pay raises, improvements in job security and retirement benefits, and continued affordable healthcare. The union said the deal also covers DirecTV West workers in California and Nevada, making this the first CWA contract for DIRECTV workers. AT&T purchased DirecTV in 2015 for $49 billion.
In addition, AT&T and the CWA said they have reached a tentative agreement covering almost 200 wireline employees in Connecticut. The union said this agreement provides for pay raises, improvements in severance benefits, continued affordable healthcare, and other improvements.