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AT&T, CWA avert strike, reach agreement

updated 12:45 pm EST, Wed March 4, 2009

AT&T, CWA settle dispute

A strike has been avoided in a dispute between AT&T and the Communications Workers of America, according to the latter group. Earlier in the month the union voted to threaten a strike at AT&T Mobility, over problems with pay, working conditions and other issues. Contract update negotiations were said to have been stalled, and had the CWA in fact gone on strike as proposed, AT&T would have been crippled due to the sudden absence of 20,000 workers.

The two sides have forged a tentative agreement however, one which should see raises of 1 percent in 2009 and 2.5 percent for every year thereafter through 2012. All workers are expected to receive a $500 lump sum, and a number of jobs may be immediately upgraded with salary increases. Other topics addressed in the dispute include travel, scheduling and priority rehiring for people laid off from the company.



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