CWA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AT&T
The union has been fighting to stop job cuts following Trump's tax cuts
The CWA bargaining teams have reached tentative agreements with AT&T's Midwest and AT&T Legacy T units, including AT&T Legacy T in Puerto Rico, and AT&T Mobility in Puerto Rico.
The agreements come after a long campaign to raise public awareness of CWA members' concerns, particularly around job security. Most recently, CWA issued a series of reports highlighting service quality issues in the Midwest and, last week, members of Congress, led by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), wrote a letter expressing concern that AT&T continue to provide good jobs in Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria. The new Midwest agreement provides for additional call center jobs and contains a commitment to discuss contracted out work and the Puerto Rico agreement contains a guarantee that customer calls will continue to be handled on the island.
Details of the proposed contracts are being provided to the locals' leadership, and contract explanation meetings are being scheduled prior to the ratification vote.