Apr 5, 2012
CWA members in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas who work at AT&T Mobility ratified a four-year contract that provides wage increase plus the return of at least 2,000 jobs over the four year agreement.
The settlement was approved by a 70 percent vote. The contract covers about 9,300 AT&T Mobility workers.
"This agreement recognizes the very real contributions that CWA members make to AT&T Mobility's success and provides a positive framework for the future. The return of 2,000 jobs is another very positive step forward, and means continued growth and job security for AT&T Mobility workers," said Claude Cummings, CWA District 6 vice president.
The tentative agreement calls for annual wage increases of 2 percent, 2.5 percent, 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent over the contract term, and maintains existing pension plans without any retrogressive changes. It also provides for a $1,000 ratification bonus, and creates a transfer plan for workers to move between Mobility and the core AT&T contract in District 6.