January 15, 2010
CWA Member William Britt Hunt, 39, of Summerville, GA was killed when he became entangled in the wire he was rolling. Dave LeGrande, Director of the CWA Safety and Health Department said of the tragedy, "This is a truly tragic event, The Union's Safety and Health Department sends condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of William Hunt. CWA will conduct an investigation of this tragedy and present its findings and recommendations to AT&T as well as Union leaders and members."
CWA District 6 has reached a tentative four-year agreement with AT&T Advertising Solutions Southwest.
In a unique partnership between business and labor, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AT&T and Verizon have joined forces in opposition to the excise tax in the Senate version of the health care reform bill and of the provision that affects the Medicare Part D subsidy for prescription drug coverage.
CWA District 3 reached a tentative agreement with AT&T covering about 35,000 CWA-represented workers at AT&T Southeast.
Members of the Communications Workers of America ratified a new four-year agreement with AT&T covering 27,000 CWA-represented workers at AT&T Southwest. The settlement was ratified by a majority vote.