DALLAS, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today provided details of a tentative agreement AT&T Mobility reached Feb. 22 with the Communications Workers of America in contract negotiations covering more than 20,000 AT&T Mobility employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
The four-year agreement covers Mobility employees in CWA Districts 1, 2/13, 4, 7, and 9 – generally in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain States and West Coast. It will be submitted to the CWA's membership for a ratification vote in coming days.
The agreement would be effective February 10, 2013 and expire February 11, 2017. If it is ratified on or before April 5, 2013 a ratification bonus of $1,000 will be paid to each eligible employee.
The agreement includes general wage increases in each year of the contract – 2 percent the first year, 2.5 percent the second year, 2.25 percent the third year, and 3 percent the fourth year. It maintains pensions for all employees, plus retirement savings plans, with no changes.
Health care and other benefits are bargained separately. CWA members in October ratified a separate four-year benefit agreement for all CWA-bargained Mobility employees nationwide.
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