ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NYSE » A » T Stock Price » T Stock News

Att Share News

 At&t Stock Price
T Stock Price
 At&t Stock Chart
T Stock Chart
 At&t Stock News
T Stock News
 At&t Company Information
T Company Information
 At&t Stock Trades
T Stock Trades

Verizon, Unions Agree to Federal Mediation in Contract Dispute

By Thomas Gryta Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and two labor unions have agreed to federal mediation as they attempt to reach a contract covering about 45,000 wireline workers at the telecom heavyweight. The move comes after almost a year of unsuccessful talks and volatile public statements from the parties. Last week, Verizon rejected the union's request to take the talks to mediation and instead insisted that the issues could be solved at the bargaining table. The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represent workers in Verizon's wireline division from New England to Virginia. Under the agreement, the future negotiations will be conducted under the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent government agency. The talks will occur under Agency Director George Cohen and Director of Mediation Services John Pinto, beginning on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The company, the unions and agency have all agreed to not make public comments on the schedule or status of talks "until further notice," according to an FMCS statement. A Verizon spokesman declined to comment, citing that agreement. A CWA spokeswoman also declined to comment. The workers involved have been working under their previous contract since last August, when the company's pursuit of benefit cuts led to a 15-day strike. The company is seeking concessions on pensions, health care and job security. It has said such moves are needed to offset declining sales in its traditional wireline business. In general, the telecom carriers have seen their wireline businesses deteriorate as consumers depend more heavily on mobile devices and switch off their traditional land-based home phones. AT&T (T) is also in the midst of contract negotiations with more than 40,000 wireline workers. -Write to Thomas Gryta at thomas.gryta@dowjones.com Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

Stock News for Att (T)
DateTimeHeadline
09/16/201400:40:05Apple Reports Record Preorders for New iPhone
09/11/201422:20:29Asian Shares Rise as Nikkei Pushes Higher
09/09/201401:57:21Amazon to Offer Fire Phone for 99 Cents
09/09/201401:56:53Amazon to Offer Fire Phone for 99 Cents With 2-Year Contract
09/07/201420:13:26New iPhone Faces Risk as Carriers Phase Out Subsidies
09/04/201400:00:25Bank of Japan Stands Pat on Policy
09/02/201402:05:46Australia's RBA Holds Interest Rates Steady
08/13/201421:02:04Telstra to Buy Back Up to A$1 Billion of its Shares
08/06/201414:15:12AT&T Considering Purchase of Houston Sports Channel -Bloomberg
08/06/201407:50:10Dish Network Swings To Profit
07/27/201406:18:09MARKET SNAPSHOT: What The M&A Surge Says About The Stock Market
07/24/201409:45:55U.S. Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch
07/23/201419:06:35Otter Media Near Deal for Majority Stake in Fullscreen -Re/code
07/23/201416:21:07MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500 Closes At Record On Strong Earnings
07/23/201412:07:40MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500 Sets Intraday Record
07/23/201410:20:13MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Inch Higher; Boeing Weighs On Dow
07/23/201409:50:41MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Higher; S&P 500 At Record
07/23/201409:42:33MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher After Strong Earnings
07/23/201407:03:16MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher; Boeing Ahead
07/23/201406:01:52MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Track Global Gains; Boeing...

Att and other New York Stock Exchange stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated.
By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad