AT&T* today announced that AT&T West has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 9 in wireline contract negotiations.
The four-year agreement covers more than 17,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada, and will be submitted to the CWA’s membership for a ratification vote in the coming days.
The agreement would be effective as of April 8, 2012, and expire April 9, 2016.
The agreement includes general wage increases in each year of the contract – 2.25 percent effective Oct. 1, 2012, 2.75 percent in 2013, 3 percent in 2014, and 2.5 percent in 2015. It includes a 1 percent pension band increase in each year of the contract for most employees, and expansion to additional employees of a provision that provides qualified surplus employees a guaranteed job opportunity with AT&T. It maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation, with increases in employee contributions.
AT&T wireline employees represented by the CWA earlier ratified, on Aug. 17, three-year contracts for the Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office); on Dec. 7 a three-year contract for the Southeast region; and on Feb. 27 a four-year contract in the Southwest. These ratified agreements collectively cover about 60,000 CWA-represented AT&T wireline employees. In addition, AT&T Midwest and AT&T National on March 26 reached a tentative four-year agreement with IBEW System Council T-3 covering nearly 6,500 wireline employees primarily in Illinois and northwestern Indiana.
More information will be posted as it is available at www.att.com/corewirelinebargaining
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.
© 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.