DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today provided details of a tentative agreement reached with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility Orange contract negotiations.
The four-year agreement was announced on Dec. 13. It covers about 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T's Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9.
The offer includes wage and pension increases, as well as comprehensive healthcare benefits. Virtually all employees covered by the offer would see a positive financial impact.
Among provisions of the offer:
- Retroactive wage increases back to Feb. 12, 2017, and a $1,000 lump sum, if the agreement is ratified by Jan. 12, 2018.
- General wage increases of 2.25% effective Feb. 12, 2017; 3% effective Feb. 11, 2018; 2.25% effective Feb. 10, 2019; and 2.25% effective Feb. 9, 2020. Compounded wage increase over the four-year term of the offer will be over 10%, and employees in wage progression may see an even greater total increase over the term of the offer.
- For retail sales consultants, $2,500 moved from commissions that are at-risk to base pay that is not.
- The offer maintains one of the most robust health care plans in the nation, with the company paying over 70% of the total costs including 100% of preventive care costs.
- Employment security for call center and retail sales employees. If a call center or retail store closing results in a job loss, or if a call center or retail title is eliminated, affected employees will be guaranteed a job offer in our Mobility business.
- Industry-leading retirement benefits, including both a pension plan and a 401(k) savings plan.
- Attendance changes for call center and retail sales employees under a point-based attendance policy. The number of points for a multi-day absence would be reduced.
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