CWA Local 6300, AT&T have tentative deal

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CWA Local 6300 reported that its bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T SW over the contract that expires April 8.

“After a month of very difficult bargaining, we are pleased to announce that CWA District 6 and AT&T SW have reached a new, four-year tentative agreement,” the union said.

District 6 covers about 20,000 members in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, including about 3,000 in metro St. Louis.

Negotiations were held from Feb. 1 through March 2. Some of the highlights of the tentative agreement include:

  • Lump sum pension option.
  • Bonus of $1,000 if ratified by April 7.
  • Wage increases of 3 percent in 2017, 2.5 percent in 2018, 3 percent in 2019 and 2.25 percent in 2020.
  • Continued medical coverage, and benefits added for 3,900 employees hired after Jan. 1, 2015.
  • New two-week paid parental leave.
  • Return of 3,000 jobs from offshore locations.

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