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AT&T, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement in West Wireline Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that AT&T West has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 9 in wireline contract negotiations.

The three-year agreement covers more than 17,000 wireline employees in California and Nevada, and will be submitted to the CWA's membership for a ratification vote in coming days. 

The two sides reached the agreement through lengthy negotiations and recent mediation conducted under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

Out of respect for the union membership, AT&T will not comment on details of the agreement until the tentative contract has been presented to them by their leadership.

AT&T wireline employees represented by the CWA earlier ratified, on Aug. 17, three-year contracts for the Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office); and on Dec. 7 a three-year contract for the Southeast region. These ratified agreements collectively cover about 40,000 AT&T wireline employees. In addition, AT&T Southwest and CWA District 6 on Feb. 6 reached a tentative four-year agreement covering about 20,000 employees.

More information will be posted as it is available at www.att.com/corewirelinebargaining

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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