AT&T, union reach tentative contract deal

July 15, 2009

(AP) -- AT&T Inc. and its largest union say they have reached a tentative deal on a new contract for 18,500 employees in the Midwest.

The deal was reached after nearly five months of negotiations with the Communications Workers of America. The previous contract expired three months ago.

The CWA says the new agreement "safeguards" the health benefits, which had been a sticking point in the talks. Union members will vote on the deal in the next few days.

The phone company is still negotiating with the union in five other districts, covering nearly 100,000 workers.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Deal struck in New York Yellow Page strike

Related Stories

AT&T hopes to gain concessions from unions

March 13, 2009

(AP) -- AT&T Inc., the largest employer of union labor in the country, is renegotiating contracts that cover 112,500 workers and looks set to take advantage of the recession to reduce its health care costs.

AT&T-union negotiations expected down to the wire

April 3, 2009

(AP) -- Negotiators for AT&T Inc. and union officials representing 112,500 employees said Friday they expect to bargain into the weekend on five labor contracts that expire Saturday night.

AT&T and union continue negotiating

April 6, 2009

(AP) -- AT&T and its largest union are continuing negotiations after contracts covering tens of thousands of workers expired this weekend.

Recommended for you

Interactive tool lifts veil on the cost of nuclear energy

August 24, 2015

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.