AT&T, Communications Workers of America Agree to Continue Negotiations as Four Core Wireline Contracts Expire

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DALLAS, April 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that while a settlement was not reached with the Communications Workers of America by the April 7 expiration of four Core Wireline contracts covering nearly 40,000 employees, the parties have agreed to continue to negotiate.

The ongoing negotiation reflects the spirit of the longstanding relationship between the company and the union.  Employees will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue.

The contracts are East, Legacy T, Midwest and West. The East contract covers more than 3,000 employees in Connecticut.  The Legacy T contract covers nearly 6,000 employees spread across the country.  The Midwest contract covers nearly 13,000 employees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.  The West contract covers more than 17,000 employees in California and Nevada.

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

*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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