Bargaining Update

AT&T Midwest and National Legacy T

CWA members covered by the AT&T Midwest and national Legacy T agreements have voted to extend their contracts for four years. The extended agreements include annual wage and pension increases, keep healthcare cost share percentages at their current levels, protect employment security, and continue recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a company holiday. The Legacy T agreement preserves commitments on the number of jobs that will remain in the unit.

“This extension meets our key goals: improving our members’ standard of living, protecting retirees, providing employment security, and maintaining affordable health care costs,” said Linda Hinton, Vice President of CWA District 4, which covers the Midwest. “We have been able to preserve the hard-won gains we have made over the years and provide stability for our members during these challenging times.”

“Our ability to reach an agreement to extend our contracts with AT&T at their current levels is a testament to the strength and resilience our members at Legacy T have shown over the past few years,” said Lisa Bolton, Vice President of CWA’s Telecommunications and Technologies sector. “I am particularly proud that we were able to keep our employment watermarks, the foundation of our job security, at their current levels. Maintaining these watermarks for 8 years is an unprecedented achievement.”

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AT&T Mobility and DirecTV (Orange)

Contract negotiations for the AT&T Mobility and DirecTV Orange contracts have begun. The current agreement, which expires on February 11 after being extended for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, covers employees who primarily work in call center, retail store, and technician jobs across the U.S., mainly in the West, Midwest, and Northeast regions. The workers have raised concerns about issues such as the offshoring of call center jobs to low-wage countries, retail jobs going to Authorized Dealers, and contracting out of technicians’ jobs. The members have been actively mobilizing to strengthen their power at the bargaining table and improve their working conditions. Learn more and sign up for updates. For AT&T Mobility click here. For DirecTV click here.


AT&T Mobility and DirecTV workers shared selfies on social media to show their support for a fair contract.

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Sports Illustrated

Two years after forming the Sports Illustrated Union (New York NewsGuild, TNG-CWA Local 31003) , workers at Sports Illustrated have reached a tentative agreement with management. The agreement includes a wage structure with fair minimum salaries for all positions, guaranteed yearly raises, just cause protections, a ban on production quotas, requirements for fair hiring practices, important protections for work-life balance, and more. The workers credited their activism and solidarity for this win.