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AT&T ends 10-month union standoff with 10% pay rise for reps, and more perks

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AT&T ends 10-month union standoff with 10% pay raise for reps
Тhe Communications Workers of America finally ended their siege of AT&T after a 10-month nuclear standoff that saw wireless store employees going out on a strike back in May. The CWA union has about half of the AT&T workforce in its ranks, and the deal will benefit more than 21,000 of its support and store reps. 

The agreement will ring in a 10.1% pay rise over the period of four years, but the better part is that AT&T will shift its compensation emphasis from commissions to the base pay, which should be a sigh of relief for salespeople in the stores. Furthermore, AT&T will start offering a more generous sick days policy, and compensations for closing stores. 

AT&T is in the crosshairs of the Justice Department, which is suing it over the $85 billion offer for Time Warner, and the carrier apparently wants to deal with this pressing matter more than dragging the union fight further.

source: WSJ (paywall)

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