August 12, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Washington, DC – The Communications Workers of America announced Aug. 3 that it has reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering 42,000 workers.
CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said in a statement that the union “accomplished our main goal, which was to put health-care benefits bargaining back in the regional bargaining agreement process and to make health care affordable for all Mobility workers.” The deal would reduce health-insurance premiums for 20,000 employees hired after 2014, lower rates for workers with children who don’t have a spouse on the plan, and offer cheaper plans for workers in Puerto Rico. CWA members, who rejected an earlier proposal last month, will vote on whether to ratify this agreement over the next several weeks, the union said. Read more