CWA members strike against AT&T

Friday 19 May 2017 | 13:50 CET | News

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) said it has planned a nationwide three day strike against AT&T for 19 May at 3.00 pm Eastern time, after negotiations broke down between the two parties. The union represents 40,000 AT&T Mobility workers. CWA was negotiating on contract conditions, wages and on job security. The union said it was also protesting AT&T's "pervasive efforts" to outsource customer support jobs.

AT&T, meanwhile, said it was prepared for the strike, the Register reported, adding the company has defended its negotiating position. The company said that the striking workers account for about 13 percent of its total workforce.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said they stand in solidarity with the striking AT&T workers and that they will support their picket lines.

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