CWA And AT&T Southwest Agree On Four-Year Contract Extension That Covers 17,000 Workers - Agreement Will Start When Ongoing Contract Expires In April 2021
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6 has announced it has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest in early contract negotiations.
The four-year extension agreement covers 17,000 Wireline Employees who work for the company in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
"This agreement provides stability for CWA-represented Employees at AT&T Southwest as the country faces the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis," CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, Jr. said.
CWA District 6 and AT&T Southwest began negotiations on June 15th.
The extension includes general wage increases in each year of the contract.
That includes 3% for the first two years, 2.5% in the third year and 2.25% in the fourth year.
It also preserves a health plan without additional Employee cost sharing.
The agreement includes first-time Health Care Coverage Provision for all Employees who retire during the life of the 2017 AT&T Southwest Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The CWA said this was a major breakthrough in its negotiations with AT&T.
It also provides a “huge savings” for Members in CWA District 6 who retired under the 2017 agreement, the Union said.
The CWA and AT&T also agreed to extend the terms of all agreements, modifications and amendments that are part of the 2017 AT&T Southwest settlement.
Last month, the CWA slammed AT&T for cutting 3,400 Technician and Clerical jobs across the country.
It also said AT&T plans to permanently close more than 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, which affects 1,300 Retail jobs.
For More On This Labor News Story, Go To: https://cwa-union.org/news/bargaining-update-151 And www.channelpartnersonline.com/2020/07/01/att-southwest-cwa-reach-agreement-on-contract-extension/