June 11, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Los Angeles, CA – AT&T West and DirecTV workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 have reached a tentative contract agreement, the union announced June 3.
The proposed four-year deal, which covers 17,000 workers in California and Nevada, is the first union contract for DirecTV employees, according to the CWA. Reached after a three-day strike in May, it includes pay raises and improvements in job security and retirement benefits, but neither the union nor the company would give more specific details before it was presented to members for a vote. “I’m proud of their solidarity and of the hard work of our bargaining teams that were determined to reach a fair contract,” CWA District 9 vice president Tom Runnion said in a statement. Meanwhile, AT&T East and District 1 announced June 5 that they had reached a similar tentative agreement covering almost 200 workers in Connecticut. Read more