Communications Workers of America Fail to Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T Wireline Employees in Southwest

   Communications Workers of America Fail to Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T
                       Wireline Employees in Southwest

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* Southwest today announced that
wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America
District 6 failed to ratify a four-year contract.

AT&T said it was unfortunate that the very fair and reasonable contract was
not ratified, and will continue to work to reach an agreement. The contract
would have covered about 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri,
Oklahoma, and Texas.

The two sides had agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract
expires on April 6, 2013.

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); and on Dec. 7 a three-year contract
for the Southeast region. These ratified agreements collectively cover about
40,000 AT&T wireline employees.

More information will be posted as it is available at

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