AT&T/DIRECTV Employees Vote to Approve Contract Agreements
August 15, 2016 - Downers Grove, IL - As we reported last month, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) and AT&T reached a tentative agreement for over 3,000 employees recently organized who work at DIRECTV/AT&T. Those agreements covered DIRECTV premises technicians, customer service employees, clerical employers, and warehouse workers.
We are very pleased to announce that today these contracts were overwhelming ratified by these workers. The call center group voted 91.7% in favor of ratification and DIRECTV premises technicians, clerical employees, and warehouse workers voted 77.66% in favor of ratification.
The newly ratified contracts put into place wage progression scales, a comprehensive health care benefit package, a 401K plan with company matching, and a pension plan at a time when many across the country are seeing their pensions disappear. The agreements also offer layoff protections and a very solid grievance and arbitration process.
These agreements could not have been reached had it not been for the hard work and dedication of these newest members of the IBEW. They traveled across country to prepare for negotiations and with the help of IBEW SCT-3 negotiators they reached these agreements.