Dec 10, 2015
CWA AT&T Southeast, AT&T Utility Operations, and BellSouth Billing Workers Ratify Contracts
CWA members working for AT&T Southeast, AT&T Utility Operations, and BellSouth Billing have overwhelmingly approved contracts covering a total of 28,000 workers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The new contracts will provide increases in wages, pension safeguards and improvements in job security, a better work/home life balance, and many other gains that will provide real economic improvement for workers.
CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt thanked everyone involved in the ratification of the agreement between CWA and AT&T in District 3, from the bargaining team, mobilizers and the members.
"It was a hard fought battle for all and we were able to get an agreement that will benefit the members during this rapidly changing environment that we are seeing in the telecom industries," Honeycutt said.
CWAers Continue Struggle to Win Fair Contracts at Verizon
Despite fielding insulting proposals from Verizon, IBEW and CWA bargaining committee members negotiating contracts for 39,000 members since August 1 continue to work hard for a fair agreement. Progress remains slow as this wealthy corporation persists with demands that workers relinquish job security and retirement and other benefits.
CWA Local 1120 members, Verizon workers fighting for a fair contract, did not let the fog deter them as they rallied near a Poughkeepsie, NY, Verizon Wireless store on Sunday.
IBEW 2321, IBEW 2222 and CWA Local 1400 members were at the Peabody, Mass., Verizon Wireless store on Saturday to let the public know that workers are united for a fair contract. "Our CWA and IBEW members are out there educating the community about our prolonged contract fight. We're going to fight one day longer, one day stronger," CWA Local 1400 President Don Trementozzi said.