The agreement will be put to a vote by trade union membership in the coming days. Both sides agreed to begin negotiations at an early stage. The current contract expires on June 24, 2017. The Communications Workers of America Management informed AT-T that CWA staff members have voted in favour of ratifying an agreement between the Communications Workers of America (CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Unit) and AT-T Corp. in contract negotiations. Including this agreement, in 2016 and 2017, AT-T signed a total of 19 different employment contracts for more than 81,000 employees. These include 10 agreements for nearly 7,800 former DIRECTV employees. The agreement, reached on February 16, affects nearly 280 employees in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico and Oregon and annexes staff to an existing contract. The former employees of DIRECTV joined AT-T in connection with the acquisition of DIRECTV by AT-T in July 2015. The agreement, announced on June 5, affects nearly 200 Wireline employees in Connecticut. This proposal reflects the nearly 20 preliminary agreements that have been reached over the past 6 days on a large number of issues, after further comment and discussion, we have informed the company that we are trying to reach an agreement with the company for the last three months.
We hope that AT-T will share the same commitment. We can work together to ensure a future for AT T employees and our members. You`re the same thing. We have put an end to our statement, in which we invite AT-T to take our words and examine it carefully. Out of respect for the union, the company will not comment on the details of the preliminary agreement until they have been submitted by Teamsters management to its members. The committee is working hard to reach an agreement that is simply fair and equitable. Unfortunately, the company does not seem to know what these words mean. No obligation to keep staff at work in this agreement. Since the beginning of 2017, members of the unions representing the workers of AT-T have ratified 12 agreements that bring together more than 70,000 unionized workers from ATT. The vote on the agreements was not scheduled until Monday afternoon. Preliminary agreements have been reached for Schedules D2 and D3 (Investigative Committee and Legal Partners) and Appendix A16 (Laboratory Advisory Forum).
Since the beginning of 2015, AT-T has entered into 29 employment contracts with the CWA and IBEW with more than 128,000 employees and has ratified unionized agents. The contract announced on April 26 includes nearly 5,000 wireline employees, mainly in Illinois and northwestern Indiana. IBEW employees covered by the agreement are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and Northwest Indiana and other ibew facilities across the country. The company continues to indicate that it wants to reach an agreement by midnight Saturday, but its proposals and their continued rejection of our proposals seem to indicate that these words are hollow and meaningless. It seems that the contract agreement they want does not include us, nor any of our ideas or concerns.