[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

 AT&T Southwest has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6 in wireline contract negotiations.

The four-year agreement covers about 20,000 wireline employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, and will be submitted to the CWA’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days.

The two sides agreed earlier this month to start negotiations early. The current contract expires on April 6, 2013.

You can find additional information on the agreement here.