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AT&T’s IBEW-represented employees ratify Midwest wireline agreement

DALLAS — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 has notified AT&T that IBEW-represented wireline employees have voted to ratify a five-year contract with AT&T subsidiaries.

The contract covers nearly 5,000 wireline employees primarily in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The IBEW-represented employees covered by the agreement are members of IBEW Local 21 in Illinois and Northwest Indiana, and other IBEW locals spread across the country.

Including this agreement, AT&T has reached, and union-represented employees have ratified, 29 labor agreements with the CWA and IBEW since the beginning of 2015, covering over 128,000 employees.

Separate from the agreement, the company announced in April that it will hire 1,000 people into IBEW-represented jobs in the next five years, including opening a new call center in Chicago.

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