CWA-AT$T Legacy T Bargaining Report #52May 31, 2012
Yesterday the IBEW and AT&T announced a one-year agreement that extends their contract to 2013 but changes benefits and has a small wage increase. Details have not been widely released while IBEW covers them with its own members. Our Bargaining Committee has reviewed the details of the IBEW settlement. After our full committee discussed them, we had no question that it is in the best interest of our members to continue our fight for a fair three-year agreement.
Once the IBEW releases the details of their agreement, we will share them with all Locals. IBEW represents approximately 7000 employees of AT&T. The great majority is in the former Ameritech region and a small number are in Legacy T.
Informal discussions continued with the Company today on Local issues.