May 5, 2019 – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) and AT&T/DirecTV have agreed to begin “early bargaining" to renegotiate their collective bargaining agreement for “DirecTV” call center employees that is set to expire on August 24, 2019.
The contract commonly referred to as the Yellow agreement covers employees working in AT&T “DirecTV” Call Centers for the company in Boise-Idaho, Missoula-Montana, and Chicago “Grace Street” in Illinois. These members are represented by IBEW Locals 291,768, and 21. Bargaining will officially open tomorrow May 6, 2019.
The IBEW and AT&T have agreed to bargain in good faith, in an attempt to reach an agreement for these call center employees during these “early” negotiations. There are several issues affecting both parties in the rapidly changing communications/ entertainment content provider industry.
We would like to thank our IBEW members who took the time to fill out their bargaining surveys. These will be challenging negotiations. All IBEW members should be prepared to do their part to support their bargaining team. Updates on bargaining will only be released when necessary and can be found on ibew21.org (Found under the Member Resources tab/Where We Work/ AT&T DirecTV National SCT-3 Bargaining).
Members of Local 21 can also sign up for email and text updates by visiting their website or liking their Facebook page.