AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement In East Wireline Contract Negotiations

  AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement In East
                        Wireline Contract Negotiations

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 10, 2013

DALLAS, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced that AT&T East has
reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America
District 1 (CWA Local 1298) in wireline contract negotiations.

The agreement covers about 3,000 wireline employees in Connecticut and will be
submitted to the CWA's membership for a ratification vote in the coming days.
If the agreement is ratified on or before June 3, 2013, a ratification bonus
of $350 will be paid to each eligible employee.

The agreement replaces a contract that expired April 7, 2012 and will run
through April 9, 2016. The agreement includes a compounded wage increase over
that four-year period of more than 10.8 percent. It includes an 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.

CWA District 1 is the last AT&T wireline bargaining unit to reach an agreement
among seven that had contracts expiring in 2012 and early 2013. AT&T wireline
employees represented by the CWA earlier ratified, on Aug. 17, 2012,
three-year contracts for the Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA
Telecommunications and Technology Office); on Dec. 7, 2012 a three-year
contract for the Southeast region; on Feb. 27, 2013 a four-year contract in
the Southwest; and on May 1, 2013 a four-year contract in the West. These
ratified agreements collectively cover about 77,000 CWA-represented AT&T
wireline employees. In addition, IBEW-represented wireline employees on May 7
ratified an agreement between AT&T subsidiaries and IBEW System Council T-3
covering nearly 6,500 employees primarily in Illinois and northwestern
Indiana.

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