Communications Workers of America Vote to Ratify Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees in Seven States
Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T* that former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states have voted to ratify an agreement between the CWA and the company.
The agreement, which was reached on January 30, covers about 500 employees in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee, and places the employees into an existing labor contract. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T's July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.
AT&T reached, and union-represented employees ratified, 16 different labor agreements in 2016, collectively covering nearly 61,000 employees. That included nine agreements covering nearly 7,300 former DIRECTV employees.
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