CWA District 6 announced this week that it has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest in early contract negotiations. The four-year extension agreement covers 17,000 wireline employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The agreement includes general wage increases in each year of the contract and preserves the health care plan without additional employee cost sharing. The agreement allows employees who retire or will retire during the life of the 2017 AT&T Southwest collective bargaining agreement to continue to receive active employee health care benefits with the same cost sharing percentage until 2025.
"This agreement provides stability for CWA-represented employees at AT&T Southwest as the country faces the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis," said CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, Jr.