CWA LOCAL 1400
REPRESENTING WORKERS IN MA, ME, NH, RI, VT & CA
CWA Contract with AT&T Extended for Mobility Workers
CWA AND AT&T WILL ALSO EXTEND COVID-19 WORK FROM HOME AGREEMENT
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Washington, D.C. -- The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. The “Orange” contract was set to expire on February 11, 2021 and the “Black” contract was set to expire on February 10, 2022. Each contract will be extended by one year.
The extension includes a 2.5% wage increase effective on the original contract expiration dates. Benefits remain the same under the existing cost sharing agreement. In addition, groundbreaking job security protections negotiated in 2017 remain in place.
This week AT&T and CWA also agreed that AT&T Mobility Call Center employees who are temporarily working from home due to the COVID19 pandemic can continue to do so through June of 2021.
The CWA AT&T Mobility “Orange” Contract covers workers in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The CWA AT&T Mobility “Black” Contract covers workers in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, and manufacturing.
Use this link to view the Extension Agreement:
For release October 8, 2020
Contact: Don Trementozzi, firstname.lastname@example.org, Barry Clegg, email@example.com
CWA Members Win New Agreement at WGBH
Contract includes wage increases, overtime pay and caps on health insurance premiums
Boston -- Communications Workers of America Local 1400 has reached a tentative agreement with WGBH on a new 3-year contract covering 240 workers at the public broadcasting station.
The agreement includes substantial improvements over the previous contract, which expired in February, 2020. Wage minimums will increase by 13% and annual wage increases will no longer be left to the discretion of management. All employees covered by the contract will now receive overtime and holiday pay. There will be limits on cost-sharing for health insurance premiums.
"This strong contract is a result of our members' determination to win much-needed changes at WGBH," said Don Trementozzi, President of CWA Local 1400. "The agreement shows the power workers have when they join together in a union to fight for fair and equitable working conditions. When we fight, we win."
"We bargained this agreement under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Barry Clegg, CWA Local 1400 District Vice President and Senior Editor for FRONTLINE PBS. "It wasn't easy, but we stuck together and the result is a contract that sets a high standard and that we can all be proud of. The union members at WGBH are passionate about the rich and important programming we provide for our public media audience, and we are excited to continue this work moving forward."
Other improvements include guaranteed vacation and sick leave, guaranteed holidays, improved severance pay and a provision that the use of contractors cannot result in layoffs.
The agreement will be sent to members for a ratification vote.
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, public service and manufacturing.
Please click this link to view a side-by-side of contract improvements/changes:
Your Bargaining Team:
Don Trementozzi, President, CWA Local 1400
Keri Evinson, Executive VP, CWA Local 1400
Barry Clegg, District VP, CWA Local 1400
Karen Cusson, Recording Secretary, CWA Local 1400
Tonya Hodges, CWA Staff Representative
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