The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday covering 900 workers at AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico. The new agreement contains a guarantee that customer calls will continue to be handled on the island.
“AT&T Mobility members in Puerto Rico made it clear that they were not going to allow AT&T to leave Puerto Rico behind,” said CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt. “This tentative agreement is an important step toward ensuring that family supporting jobs with fair compensation and good benefits will remain in Puerto Rico.”
The current contract expired in February, and CWA members have been raising public awareness of the need for AT&T to commit to keeping jobs in Puerto Rico. Last week, members of Congress, led by Rep. Darren Soto, wrote a letter expressing concern that AT&T continue to provide good jobs as Puerto Rico recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Details of the proposed contracts are being provided to the local leadership, and contract explanation meetings are being scheduled prior to the ratification vote.