Imminent Strike By AT&T Workers
Update: If AT&T does not present serious contract proposals by Friday, May 19 at 3pm ET, AT&T workers at AT&T Mobility, AT&T West, AT&T East (Connecticut) and DIRECTV (California and Nevada) will walk off the job.
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CWA members at AT&T Mobility put the company on notice to come up with serious proposals at the bargaining table or face a strike starting sometime on Friday.
If AT&T officials refuse to negotiate fairly, AT&T wireless workers in Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7, and 9 will walk off the job in a three-day strike. In addition, wireline workers in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, and DIRECTV workers in California, may take job action as they continue to bargain.
“The clock is ticking for AT&T to make good on its promise to preserve family-supporting jobs. We have made every effort to bargain in good faith with AT&T but have been met with delays and excuses. Our message is clear: fair contract or strike. It’s up to AT&T now,” said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor.
AT&T brings in about $1 billion in profits every month but continues to outsource and offshore good jobs.
Workers have been mobilizing all week, with informational picketing outside call centers and wireless stores, preparing for the strike.
CWA represents more than 150,000 workers at AT&T, including 45,000 at AT&T Mobility nationwide; 9,000 at DIRECTV and 2,000 at AT&T Internet. CWA members work as technicians, customer service and call center representatives, and at retail stores.
At the landline part of the company, CWA represents workers at AT&T Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin); AT&T Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee); AT&T Southwest (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas); AT&T West (California and Nevada), AT&T Legacy, a nationwide unit, and AT&T East.
Breaking News! CWA’s District 7 bargaining team reached a tentative three-year agreement with CenturyLink covering about 13,000 CWAers. Read more here.