AT&T, CWA reach tentative agreement on new contract

The Communications Workers of America labor union said late Tuesday it had reached a tentative contract agreement with AT&T Mobility to provide a new contract for more than 20,000 AT&T workers.

The agreement calls for an 8.8 percent pay increase over the four-year contract term, and a $500 bonus. Additionally, the CWA said thousands of retail workers will get a $1,000 minimum monthly commission if sales goals are met. The union also said that hundreds of consumer care workers and dozens of technicians will get salary increases. AT&T Mobility is the nation's second largest wireless carrier, with around 77 million subscribers. 

In early February, the CWA said that it had received votes to strike from 85 percent of the 20,000 workers. The contract covered workers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, the mid-West, Mountain States and the West Coast. Contract negotiations broke down, even as the deadline for negotiations was extended. The workers have been working without a contract since Feb. 9.

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