AT&T Workers Go on Strike
AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), are walking off the job in a three-day strike because AT&T officials refused to negotiate fairly. Many AT&T wireless workers across 36 states and DC will join picket lines, as will wireline workers in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, and DIRECTV technicians across California and Nevada. This is the first time AT&T Mobility workers go on strike, potentially disrupting a large number of retail stores across the country this weekend.
After months of talks, frustration is higher than ever as corporate executives continue their stand-off with workers over major issues that protect middle-class jobs, such as affordable benefits, fair wages, and job security. Workers are also protesting AT&T’s pervasive outsourcing of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminates good jobs and hurts customer service. While this three-day strike may inconvenience customers in the short term, AT&T workers are committed to putting an end to unnecessary frustration and poor service because of AT&T’s lack of investment in its core business.