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Communications Workers of America Fail to Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T Wireline Employees in Southwest

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Communications Workers of America Fail to Ratify Agreement Covering AT&T Wireline Employees in Southwest15:34 EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Southwest today announced that wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America District 6 failed to ratify a four-year contract. AT&T said it was unfortunate that the very fair and reasonable contract was not ratified, and will continue to work to reach an agreement. The contract would have covered about 20,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.The two sides had agreed to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on April 6, 2013.AT&T wireline employees represented by the CWA earlier ratified, on Aug. 17, three-year contracts for the Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office); and on Dec. 7 a three-year contract for the Southeast region. These ratified agreements collectively cover about 40,000 AT&T wireline employees.   More information will be posted as it is available at www.att.com/corewirelinebargaining*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates ? AT&T operating companies ? are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.© 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.SOURCE AT&T Inc.For further information: Marty Richter, Office, +1-314-982-1787, Cell, +1-618-401-0844, mrichter@connected.att-mail.com