AT&T, CWA begin negotiations covering 2K internet workers

AT&T, CWA begin negotiations covering 2K internet workers

AT&T (NYSE: T) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have begun the negotiation process for a new contract covering 2,000 of the telco’s internet workers nationwide.

Lisa Bolton, VP of CWA telecommunications and technologies in Bedminster, New Jersey, said that similar to other contract negotiations, workers covered under the contract are looking for a contract that provides job security, affordable health care and retirement benefits.

“AT&T is a very successful company, leading the telecommunications and video industry. Our members have helped build that success,” Bolton said. “It’s our turn, and it’s time for AT&T to deliver a contract that gives workers at NIC our fair share.”

AT&T internet is just one of several contracts the telco is in the process of negotiating with the CWA.

In March, AT&T and CWA began negotiating new contracts covering over 16,000 employees in three of the telco’s states.

Meanwhile, CWA and AT&T have worked out grievances and unfair labor issues. CWA said that grievance/unfair labor practice strikes by nearly 4,000 members of Locals 9400 and 9510 that began June 9 have been resolved.

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