AT&T Reaches Deal For Union Workers In West Region

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AT&T reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America for wireline contract negotiations covering approximately 23,000 employees in California, Nevada and Hawaii.

Last month, the union's Midwest region, representing 18,500 employees, ratified a new three-year contract agreement with AT&T in a vote announced Friday, Aug. 7.

In an 8-K filing Monday, AT&T said that for the "vast majority" of employees in the West region, the new contract provides for a 3% base salary increase in years one and two, a wage increase in year three of 2.75%, and pension band increases of 2% for each year of the agreement. The new contract also provides for continued health care coverage with "reasonable cost sharing."

The telco and the CWA continue talks for contracts covering another 70,000 union employees in the East, Southeast, Southwest and nationwide units.

A total of about 120,000 employees are covered under the various contracts, which expired April 4.