AT&T (T) and Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement in NIC Negotiations

October 4, 2016 5:14 PM EDT

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AT&T Internet Services (NYSE: T) has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America on the National Internet Contract (NIC).

The agreement covers nearly 1,200 CWA-represented wireline employees in 16 states who work on areas of AT&T's business related to products such as IPTV and DSL. It will be submitted to the union's membership for a ratification vote in the coming days.

The agreement is the latest to be reached covering union-represented AT&T employees. The company has now reached 19 agreements with the CWA and IBEW in 2015 and 2016, collectively covering over 95,000 employees. Among other recent agreements:

  • Three tentative agreements reached on Sept. 29 covering over 2,100 CWA-represented former DirecTV employees in 15 states in the company's Midwest, Southeast and Southwest regions.
  • One ratified on Sept. 1 covering over 20 IBEW-represented employees in California.
  • One ratified on Aug. 30 covering over 40,000 CWA-represented AT&T Mobility employees across the country.
  • Two ratified in August 2016 covering about 3,000 IBEW-represented former DirecTV employees in 14 states.
  • One ratified in April 2016 covering over 9,400 CWA-represented AT&T Mobility employees in our Southwest region.
  • Three wireline contracts ratified in December 2015 – one with AT&T Southeast wireline operations, and smaller regional contracts covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations – totaling about 24,000 CWA-represented wireline employees in the region.
  • Two ratified in June 2015 covering about 16,500 CWA represented wireline employees in our Midwest and Legacy T (also known as AT&T Corp.) contracts.

More information will be posted on as it is available.

*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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