AT&T workers set strike date for tomorrow

Reuters

And in February, an estimated 21,000 AT&T Mobility workers in 36 states voted to strike as well, with 93 percent in favor.

But AT&T is under pressure from Wall Street to cut costs after its recent acquisition of Time Warner Cable for a whopping $85 billion-it also took on huge amounts of that company's debt.

"This is the largest walkout in the US since Verizon workers went on strike previous year". This company made $13 billion in profits a year ago, but is now denying its workers, who are making this company so profitable, the contract they deserve.

According to a statement by the union, the union members walked off the job to protest AT&T's "failure to present serious proposals that invest with good jobs with a future".

To keep raking in the profits, AT&T has ruthlessly pursued subcontracting of call center work.

Verizon Wireless workers, who went on a 49-day strike previous year, are being urged to join the picket lines in support of their fellow union workers.

We've reached fair agreements with 29 bargaining units since 2015, covering over 128,000 employees. Some 17,000 workers in California and Nevada walked off the job in late March to protest company changes in their working conditions in violation of federal law.

Their walkout started early Friday afternoon, and it's the first time AT&T wireless workers have gone on strike. We have made every effort to bargain in good faith with AT&T but have been met with delays and excuses. "Eastern Time on Friday, workers will be off the job and onto picket lines across the country". "Even my son will be out there with me".

"J.R.", chief steward for CWA Local 1000's Retail North Jersey told New Jersey 101.5, "We've put hours hours of work in to help build up this company and provide excellent customer service". Sponsors play no role in editorial content.

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