AT&T, union finalize deal involving wireline workers

AT&T today announced that wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a three-year contract for the AT&T Southeast region.

The announcement of the vote is the latest in recent a string of developments involving AT&T and the employees. (Read more here and here.) The two parties agreed to the contract in early November.

The contract covers about 22,000 AT&T wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The vote comes after AT&T wireline employees represented by the CWA on Aug. 17 ratified three-year contracts for the Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office). The ratified agreements collectively cover about 40,000 AT&T wireline employees.