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CWA: 2,100 DirecTV Technicians, Workers Gain Tentative First Contract

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The Communications Workers of America has reached tentative agreements with DirecTV covering 2,100 technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in the Southeast (1,088 workers in CWA District 3), the Midwest (153 workers in CWA District 4) and the Southwest (896 workers in CWA District 6).

More than 10,000 DirecTV workers, including technicians, customer service representatives and administrative workers have joined CWA in the past year.

Effective Dec. 25, 2016, the 2,100 DirecTV workers will be covered by the wage progression schedules in contracts covering CWA members at AT&T in those regions, depending on workers’ job titles. The DirecTV workers also will receive wage increases every six month until they achieve the top of the wage progression scale.

The tentative agreement also provides for health care coverage; disability, savings and pension benefits; a grievance and arbitration process, and coverage under the national transfer plan, among other benefits.

Ratification votes will follow the regular guidelines used by each of the respective districts. DirecTV workers will be receiving details and more information; the ratification must be completed by Nov. 1.

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