17,000 workers at AT&T's telephone service group in California and Nevada walked out on strike Wednesday after AT&T change work assignments for both technicians and call centre workers.
There has been no contract between the Communication Workers of American union and AT&T for nearly a year as contract negotiations continue while the previous contract is on a 72 hour rolling cycle.
This is the first major strike at AT&T for several years, but follows a 44 day strike last year at Verizon by over 30,000 workers during which there were several allegations of sabotage.
At the moment there was no end date to the strike.
"All AT&T West District 9
"All AT&T West District 9 Locals in CA and NV are on a grievance strike over the company's violations of the previously negotiated job duties of the Premises technicians. This same issue has been a subject at the bargaining table for months and the Company has recently made a unilateral change in job requirements without the agreement of the Union. The Union has tried to resolve this issue with the Company over several days. Locals will continue to be on strike until a satisfactory settlement can be reached. Members are advised to call their Local union for instructions. AT&T's greed continues to hurt worker and customers."
--- CWA District 9 Mobilization
No details at this
No details at this moment
"Attention!! All Local ..... AT&T Core Contract Members in all titles.
There is a settlement to our grievance Strike. THE GRIEVANCE STRIKE IS OVER!"
Thanks for this. As far as I
Thanks for this. As far as I know, this hasn't been covered in the mainstream British media at all, so keep the updates coming.
Quote: AT&T’s CWA-represented