Tentative Contract with AT&T Southwest
CWA's District 6 bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest.
District 6 covers about 22,000 CWA members at AT&T operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. Details of the tentative agreement are being provided to members and locals. A local presidents meeting will be held on Jan. 7, and the ratification vote is being scheduled.
Separate negotiations are continuing with AT&T West, covering 18,000 CWA members in California and Nevada, and with AT&T East in Connecticut, covering 3,000 members of CWA Local 1298.
Alcatel Lucent Contract Extended
CWA's Telecommunications and Technologies office reached agreement with Alcatel Lucent to extend the existing 2004 contract to May 27, 2014, with improvements for active members and protection of retiree health care through the end of 2014.