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September 29, 2004

Bell South: New Tech Jobs to be Union

From the Daily Labor Report $$$, the new CWA agreement with Bell South includes modest wage increases, but the big focus was on preserving health benefits and making new tech jobs union:

New technology services such as Voice-Over Internet Protocol, wireless networking, and video sales and support, which previously were performed outside the bargaining unit, will now be performed by bargaining unit employees. Also, BellSouth and CWA agreed to discuss an effort to bring telemarketing, designated service line (DSL) help-desk work, and other work now performed by outside contractors into the bargaining unit.
It's not as large an expansion of union jobs as might be hoped, but it's progress.

Posted by Nathan at September 29, 2004 08:17 PM