CWA Midwest, Legacy T Members Vote to Extend Contract with AT&T
Communications Workers of America members covered by the AT&T Midwest and national Legacy T agreements have voted to extend their contracts for four years. The contracts, which were set to expire in early April, cover 6,250 wireline employees in the Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin) and 3,000 wireline employees across the country and in Puerto Rico in the Legacy T division.
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 LegacyT 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.”