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20,000 AT&T workers on strike around southeast



20,000 AT&T workers on strike around southeast

The Communications Workers of America left at midnight Friday after negotiations were stopped.


More than 20,000 union workers for AT&T went on strike around the southeast, including the Birmingham metro area, citing unfair labor practices. The Confederation of Communications Workers of America has negotiated with AT&T on the issues and announced its plan on Friday to strike at midnight while talks about a new contract stopped. A statement from CWA states: "The strike will involve over 20,000 technicians, customer service representatives and others who install, maintain and support AT & T's home and business telecommunications networks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. "The previous union agreement expired August 3. AT&T issued a statement saying: "A strike is in the best interest of no one. We are still ready to sit down with union leaders to listen to their concerns and work with them to negotiate a new, improved contract for We are surprised and disappointed that union leaders will call a strike at this time in the negotiations, especially when we offer terms that will help our employees – some of whom average from $ 121,000 to $ 134,000 in total compensation – to have even better . "The company added," We have offered the union terms that are consistent with what other CWA representatives have approved in recent contract negotiations; the company has reached 20 fair agreements since 2017 covering more than 89,000 employees. fewer than 8 percent of our employees. "AT&T said during a strike that they plan to continue working hard to serve their customers.

More than 20,000 union workers for AT&T went on strike around the southeast, including the Birmingham metro area, citing unfair labor practices.

Union Communications Workers of America has negotiated with AT&T on the issues and announced its plan on Friday to strike at midnight while talks on a new contract were stopped.

A statement from the CWA states: "The strike will involve over 20,000 technicians, customer service representatives and others installing, maintaining and supporting AT & T's residential and business telecommunication networks in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi , North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. "

The previous union agreement expired August 3.
[19659008] AT&T issued a statement saying: “A strike is in the best interest of no one. We are still ready to sit down with union leaders to listen to their concerns and work with them to negotiate a new, improved contract for our employees. We are surprised and disappointed that union leaders will convene a strike at this time in the negotiations, especially when we offer terms that will help our employees – some of whom average from $ 121,000 to $ 134,000 in total compensation – to do even better. "

The company added," We have offered the union terms that are in accordance with what other CWA employees have approved in the recent contract negotiations; the company has reached 20 fair agreements since 2017 covering more than 89,000 employees. covers less than 8 percent of our employees. "

AT&T said during a strike that it plans to continue to work hard to serve its customers.


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