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AT&T Mobility Workers Ratify Four-Year Contract

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AT&T Mobility employees have voted to ratify a four-year contract focusing on benefits that include health care.

Union leadership and the carrier reached the agreement, which covers the more than 40,000 mobility employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), on Aug. 3. Wages, pension and work rules for union-represented mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.{ad}

Mobility workers voted down an earlier agreement in July, and continued negotiations resulted in the contract that was ratified this week.

“Our main goal was to put health-care benefits bargaining back in the regional bargaining agreement process and to make health care affordable for all Mobility workers,” said Dennis Trainor, CWA District 1 vice president. “This new contract reduces health-care costs and will improve the standard of living for our members.”

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The new agreement includes: reduced premium costs for 20,000 employees hired after 2014; employees with dependent children and no covered spouse will pay lower rates under a new four-tier contribution structure; employees in Puerto Rico will be able to take advantage of popular HMO plans with lower contribution rates; and a new “Option 2″ plan will be introduced with lower premium costs.


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