DALLAS, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership of the Communications Workers of America has notified AT&T* that CWA-represented wireline employees in the company's Southwest Region (CWA District 6) have voted to ratify a four-year contract.
The agreement, which was reached on March 2, covers over 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. It was ratified prior to expiration of the current contract on April 8, 2017. It includes, for the first time, about 900 DIRECTV employees who voted last October to ratify an agreement placing them in the Southwest contract.
Including this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have ratified, 28 labor agreements with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering nearly 123,000 employees.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.