AT&T, IBEW reach tentative agreements covering employees in 14 states

AT&T has reached two tentative agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in negotiations covering former IBEW-represented DIRECTV employees, the company said.

One agreement covers more than 1,600 employees in the company´s field services group, located in 14 states. The other covers about 1,300 employees working in call centers in Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Mont. The former DIRECTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T´s July 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV.

The agreements focus on wages, health care, pension and work rules, and will be submitted to the union´s membership in the coming days.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) provides entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services, and is a provider of pay TV in the US and 11 Latin American countries.