CWA District 3 Reaches Tentative Contracts with AT&T Southeast

CWA District 3 has reached tentative agreements with AT&T Southeast, Utilities and Bell South Billing that provide wage increases, improvements in benefits and other contract gains over the three year term. District 3 local presidents will participate in contract explanation meetings next week.

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The bargaining team and Vice President Judy Dennis thanked locals and members for their support and mobilization throughout the tough bargaining session, and said that “we are convinced that our members will be better off at the end of this agreement than they are today and that we made real progress in many areas of the agreement.”

District 3 covers about 22,000 CWA members at AT&T operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Separate negotiations are continuing with AT&T West, covering 18,000 CWA members throughout California and Nevada, and with AT&T East in Connecticut, covering about 3,200 members of CWA Local 1298. (See next story for the latest developments.)

Tentative agreements were reached with CWA District 4, covering 15,000 workers in AT&T Midwest, and with CWA’s Telecommunications and Technologies Sector, covering 5,500 workers at AT&T Legacy. Members now are voting on those agreements.