West Covering 17,000 Workers The Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement with AT&T West and DIRECTV West, District 9 Vice President Tom Runnion reported. The tentative four-year settlement provides for pay raises, improvements in job security and retirement benefits, continued affordable healthcare and other improvements for AT&T West and DIRECTV West workers in California and Nevada. This proposed contract is the first for DIRECTV workers. Vice President Runnion said, “I’m proud of their solidarity and of the hard work of our bargaining teams that were determined to reach a fair contract.” Details of the proposed contract are being provided to the locals’ leadership, and contract explanation meetings are being scheduled beginning next week. A ratification vote also is being scheduled.