“As one of the largest employers in America, we're proud of the number of quality middle class careers we've provided to our employees, with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country. We have a longstanding cooperative relationship with our unions, and we're committed to working together to bargain fair contracts that will allow us to continue to provide those careers.”

— Mark Royse, Executive Vice President - Labor Relations

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October 1, 2019

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Southeast Agreements

Leadership of Communications Workers of America District 3 has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify three agreements in Southeast CWA contract negotiations.

The three ratified agreements include the Southeast wireline agreement, BellSouth Telecommunications – Utility Operations and AT&T Billing Southeast.

The five-year agreements collectively cover about 20,000 employees in CWA District 3, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The company has reached, and union-represented employees have now voted to ratify, 23 fair agreements since 2017, collectively covering over 109,000 employees.

August 29, 2019

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreements in Southeast Contract Negotiations

AT&T has reached three tentative agreement with Communications Workers of America District 3 in Southeast CWA contract negotiations.

The three agreements include the Southeast wireline agreement, BellSouth Telecommunications – Utility Operations and AT&T Billing Southeast.

The five-year agreements collectively cover about 20,000 employees in CWA District 3, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The agreements will be submitted to the union’s membership for ratification votes in coming days.

Updates will be available on this website.

August 5, 2019

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify AT&T Corp. Wireline Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify an agreement between the Communications Workers of America (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit) and AT&T Corp. in wireline contract negotiations.

The agreement covers about 3,000 employees across the country, including USVI.

The company has reached, and union-represented employees have now voted to ratify, 20 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering about 89,000 employees.

August 5, 2019

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Midwest Wireline Agreements

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America District 4 has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify two agreements in Midwest wireline contract negotiations.

The Midwest agreement covers employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. CWA-represented employees also voted to ratify the smaller SBC Global Services/AT&T Corp.-COS contract, which covers certain employees in Michigan. The two four-year agreements collectively cover about 8,000 employees.

August 2, 2019

IBEW-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify DIRECTV Out of Region Field Services Agreement

Leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System T-3 has notified AT&T that IBEW-represented employees have voted to ratify the DIRECTV Out of Region Field Services labor contract.

The four-year agreement was reached on June 24, prior to the expiration of the current contract on August 24. It covers over 1,200 technicians who work across the country.

July 10, 2019

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Mobility Puerto Rico Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T Mobility.

The four-year Mobility Puerto Rico contract covers about 900 employees in Puerto Rico.

The agreement was reached on July 3.

July 3, 2019

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in Puerto Rico Mobility Negotiations

AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in Mobility Puerto Rico contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 900 employees in Puerto Rico.

Including this tentative agreement, the company has now reached 20 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering about 89,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

June 30, 2019

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreements in AT&T Corp. Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, June 30, 2019 -- AT&T has reached two tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America in AT&T Corp (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit) wireline contract negotiations.

The AT&T Corp. agreement covers employees across the country, including USVI. A small agreement also was reached on the AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies unit) Puerto Rico contract, which covers a handful of wireline employees in Puerto Rico. The two four-year agreements collectively cover about 3,000 employees and will be submitted to the union’s membership for ratification votes in coming days.

The company has now reached 19 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering over 88,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

June 30, 2019

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreements in Midwest Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, June 30, 2019 -- AT&T has reached two tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America District 4 in Midwest CWA wireline contract negotiations.

The Midwest agreement covers employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A small agreement also was reached on the SBC Global Services/AT&T Corp.-COS contract, which covers certain employees in Michigan. The two four-year agreements collectively cover about 8,000 employees and will be submitted to the union’s membership for ratification votes in coming days.

The company has now reached 19 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering over 88,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

 

June 24, 2019

AT&T, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement in Out of Region Field Services Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, June 24, 2019 — AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the IBEW System Council T-3 on the DIRECTV Out of Region Field Services labor contract. The 4-year tentative agreement was reached prior to the August 24 expiration.

The company appreciates the professionalism and dedication of the IBEW’s bargaining team, and their efforts to work with the company’s bargaining team to reach a timely and fair agreement on behalf of AT&T employees and their members.

The tentative agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in the coming days. It covers more than 1,200 technicians who work across the country.

The company has now reached 15 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering over 77,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

June 12, 2019

CWA-Represented Employees Ratify 4 Year National Internet Contract Extension

DALLAS, June 12, 2019 — AT&T today announced that employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have ratified a 4 year contract extension with AT&T Internet Services covering the National Internet Contract (NIC) bargaining unit.

The extension was ratified before the current contract’s July 20 expiration date and covers about 750 employees in 16 states.

AT&T appreciates the work of the CWA’s bargaining and leadership teams to reach this agreement.

June 7, 2019

IBEW Members Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T Mobility Yellow Employees

DALLAS, June 7, 2019 — Employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council in the Mobility Yellow bargaining unit have voted to ratify a four-year contract. The new contract was bargained and ratified well before the Aug. 24 expiration date. 

The contract covers about 1,500 employees who work in call center positions in Chicago; Boise, Idaho; and Missoula, Mont.

The company has reached 14 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering over 72,000 employees.

The company appreciates the work of the IBEW bargaining and leadership teams to reach this agreement.

May 12, 2019

AT&T, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Reach Tentative Agreement in Mobility Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, May 12, 2019 — AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the IBEW System Council on the mobility labor contract. The 4-year tentative agreement was reached prior to the Aug. 24 expiration of the current contract.

The agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 1,500 employees who work in call center positions in Illinois, Idaho and Montana.

The company appreciates the professionalism and dedication of the IBEW’s bargaining team, and their efforts to work with the company’s bargaining team to reach a timely and fair agreement on behalf of AT&T employees who are their members.

The company has now reached 14 fair agreements since 2017 with the unions representing its employees, collectively covering over 72,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

April 30, 2019

AT&T Internet Services, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement on the National Internet Contract

DALLAS, April 30, 2019 — AT&T today announced that AT&T Internet Services has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on the National Internet Contract (NIC). The tentative agreement extends the existing contract, which was set to expire on July 20, for an additional 4 years.

The agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in the coming days, covers 745 employees in 16 states.

Including this one, AT&T has reached 12 agreements with the CWA since 2017, covering about 70,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

March 8, 2019

Teamsters-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Alascom Local 959 Agreement

DALLAS, March 8, 2019 — Leadership of the Teamsters Local 959 has notified AT&T that employees in the bargaining unit have voted to ratify a three-year contract.

The Alascom Local 959 agreement covers about 150 employees in Alaska, and was reached on March 7.

AT&T appreciates the work of Teamsters leadership to reach this agreement.

Members of the unions representing AT&T employees have now ratified 12 agreements since the beginning of 2017, collectively covering over 70,000 union-represented AT&T employees.

March 23, 2018

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Mobility Southeast Agreement

DALLAS, March 23, 2018 — Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a four-year contract with AT&T Mobility.

The four-year Mobility Southeast (or Mobility Black) contract covers about 10,000 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 – the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and St. Croix, USVI.

The agreement was reached on Feb. 15.

February 22, 2019

AT&T, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement in Alascom Local 959 Negotiations

February 22, 2019 — AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with the Teamsters in Alascom Local 959 contract negotiations.

The agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 150 employees in Alaska.

Out of respect for the union, the company will not comment on details of the tentative agreement until they have been presented by the Teamsters leadership to their members.

Updates will be available on this website.

February 15, 2018

AT&T Mobility, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement in Mobility Southeast Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2018 — AT&T today announced that AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with Communications Workers of America District 3 in Mobility Southeast (or Mobility Black) contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 10,000 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 – the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Updates will be available on this website.

January 12, 2018

AT&T Announces CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Mobility Orange Agreement

January 12, 2018 — Leadership of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has notified AT&T that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T Mobility.

The four-year contract covers about 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T’s Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9. The agreement was reached on Dec. 13.

AT&T Releases Details of Tentative Agreement in Mobility Orange Contract Negotiations

December 15, 2017 -- AT&T today provided details of a tentative agreement reached with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility Orange contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement was announced on Dec. 13. It covers about 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T’s Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9.

The offer includes wage and pension increases, as well as comprehensive healthcare benefits. Virtually all employees covered by the offer would see a positive financial impact.

Among provisions of the offer:

  • Retroactive wage increases back to Feb. 12, 2017, and a $1,000 lump sum, if the agreement is ratified by Jan. 12, 2018.
  • General wage increases of 2.25% effective Feb. 12, 2017; 3% effective Feb. 11, 2018; 2.25% effective Feb. 10, 2019; and 2.25% effective Feb. 9, 2020. Compounded wage increase over the four-year term of the offer will be over 10%, and employees in wage progression may see an even greater total increase over the term of the offer.
  • For retail sales consultants, $2,500 moved from commissions that are at-risk to base pay that is not.
  • The offer maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation, with the company paying over 70% of the total costs including 100% of preventive care costs.
  • Employment security for call center and retail sales employees. If a call center or retail store closing results in a job loss, or if a call center or retail title is eliminated, affected employees will be guaranteed a job offer in our Mobility business.
  • Industry-leading retirement benefits, including both a pension plan and a 401(k) savings plan.
  • Attendance changes for call center and retail sales employees under a point-based attendance policy. The number of points for a multi-day absence would be reduced.

Updates will be available on this website.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in Mobility Orange Contract Negotiations

Dec. 13, 2017 -- AT&T today announced that AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility “Orange” contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T’s Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9.

Updates will be available on this website.

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify West Wireline Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that CWA-represented wireline employees have voted to ratify a four-year contract with Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell in the West region.

The contract covers over 17,000 wireline and DirecTV employees in California and Nevada. The agreement was reached on July 14, after CWA-represented employees had narrowly failed to ratify a prior tentative agreement that had been reached in June. It was reached after extensive discussions between the Company, the CWA, and a federal mediator provided through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have now voted to approve, 31 different labor agreements since 2015, covering about 145,000 employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach New Tentative Agreement in West Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today announced that Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell have reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in West Region wireline contract negotiations covering over 17,000 employees in California and Nevada.

The two sides returned to the bargaining table after CWA-represented employees narrowly failed to ratify a prior agreement that had been reached in June. The agreement was reached after extensive discussions between the Company, the CWA, and a federal mediator provided through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days. Out of respect for union membership, AT&T will not comment on the details of the tentative agreement until it has been presented by CWA leadership to members for a vote.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 31 labor agreements since 2015 collectively covering over 145,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify East Wireline Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that CWA-represented wireline employees in the company’s East Region (CWA Local 1298) have voted to ratify a four-year contract.

The agreement, which was announced on June 5, covers nearly 200 wireline employees in Connecticut.

AT&T has reached 31 labor agreements with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering about 145,000 employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in East Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today announced that the company has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in East Region wireline contract negotiations covering nearly 200 employees in Connecticut.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 31 labor agreements since 2015 collectively covering over 145,000 employees.

The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days. Out of respect for union membership, AT&T will not comment on the details of the tentative agreement until it has been presented by CWA leadership to members for a vote.

Updates will be available on this website.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in West Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T today announced that Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell have reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in West Region wireline contract negotiations covering over 17,000 employees in California and Nevada.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 30 labor agreements since 2015 collectively covering over 145,000 employees.

The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days. Out of respect for union membership, AT&T will not comment on the details of the tentative agreement until it has been presented by CWA leadership to members for a vote.

Updates will be available on this website.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Votes to Ratify Midwest Wireline Agreement

Leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 has notified AT&T that IBEW-represented wireline employees have voted to ratify a five-year contract with AT&T subsidiaries.

The contract, which was announced on April 26, covers nearly 5,000 wireline employees primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The IBEW-represented employees covered by the agreement are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, and other IBEW locals spread across the country.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have ratified, 29 labor agreements with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering over 128,000 employees.

Separate from the agreement, the company announced in April that it will hire 1,000 people into IBEW-represented jobs in the next five years, including opening a new call center in Chicago.

AT&T Prepared to Serve Customers as CWA Calls Weekend Strike

AT&T is prepared to continue serving customers as a group of employees represented by the Communications Workers of America conducts a weekend strike.

The CWA has notified the company that the strike began at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 19, with employees returning to work at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 22. It involves less than 14 percent of AT&T’s nearly 265,000 employees.

AT&T remains committed to reaching a fair agreement, and is offering terms in which AT&T employees in these contracts – some of whom average from $115,000 to $148,000 in total compensation – will be better off financially. The terms are consistent with what other company employees across the country have ratified in similar contracts.

The CWA-represented employees are in three contracts: Mobility Orange, which covers Mobility employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia; West, which covers landline employees in California and Nevada; and East, which covers landline employees in Connecticut.

AT&T has systematically and thoroughly planned for a potential work stoppage, and has a substantial contingency workforce of well-trained managers and vendors in place. It will make every effort to deliver the great service to which customers are accustomed.

AT&T has reached 29 labor agreements since 2015, covering over 128,000 employees. The company has more full-time union-represented employees than any other company in America, and is the only major U.S. wireless company with a unionized workforce.

More information will be posted to this website as it is available.

AT&T, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement in Midwest Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T subsidiaries have reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T3 in wireline contract negotiations.

The five-year agreement covers nearly 5,000 wireline employees primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The employees covered by the agreement are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, and other IBEW locals spread across the country.

The agreement will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days. The two sides agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on June 24, 2017.

Separate from the agreement, the company also announced it will hire 1,000 people into IBEW-represented jobs in the next five years, including a new call center in Chicago.

AT&T has a longstanding good relationship with the IBEW in the Midwest, and worked with the union to bring work opportunities to the IBEW. It’s an example of what can be achieved when the two sides work together, and the company appreciates the work of the IBEW’s leadership team to make this possible. In addition, the economic environment fostered by the current administration in Washington is conducive to adding jobs.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 29 labor agreements since 2015 collectively covering over 128,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Southwest Wireline Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that CWA-represented wireline employees in the company’s Southwest Region (CWA District 6) have voted to ratify a four-year contract.

The agreement, which was reached on March 2, covers over 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It was ratified prior to expiration of the current contract on April 8, 2017. It includes, for the first time, about 900 DIRECTV employees who voted last October to ratify an agreement placing them in the Southwest contract.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have ratified, 28 labor with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering nearly 123,000 employees.

AT&T, IBEW negotiations to begin early

AT&T Midwest will begin early negotiations on March 22 with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 for a contract covering nearly 5,000 wireline employees located primarily in Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

The IBEW employees covered under the contract are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and northwestern Indiana, and of other IBEW locals spread across the country. The contract expires on June 24, 2017.

The negotiations are expected to cover wages, benefits, pension and work rules.

AT&T is the country’s largest employer of full-time union-represented labor, and the company’s goal in these negotiations is to continue to provide employees with high quality union-represented careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country.

Updates will be available on this website.

Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Four States

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T that former DIRECTV field services employees in four states have voted to ratify an agreement between the CWA and the company.

The agreement, which was reached on February 16, covers nearly 280 employees in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico and Oregon, and places the employees into an appendix to an existing contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 19 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017 collectively covering over 81,000 employees. That includes 10 agreements covering nearly 7,800 former DIRECTV employees.

AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement in Southwest Wireline Contract Negotiations

AT&T Southwest wireline operations has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in wireline contract negotiations.

The four year agreement covers over 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It will be submitted to the union’s membership for a vote in coming days.

The two sides agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on April 8, 2017.

If the agreement is ratified on or before April 7, 2017, a ratification bonus of $1,000 will be paid to each eligible employee. The agreement would be effective April 9, 2017 and expire April 10, 2021.

The agreement includes general wage increases in each year of the contract – 3 percent the first year, 2.5 percent the second year, 3 percent the third year, and 2.25 percent the fourth year. It maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation. The agreement also includes two weeks of paid parental leave to help mothers or fathers bond with a newborn or newly adopted child.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached 19 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017 collectively covering over 81,000 employees.

Updates will be available on this website.

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