By Kenneth Quinnell Working People at AT&T End Three-Day Strike
On Friday, 40,000 AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), walked off the job on a three-day strike to protest the company’s failure to invest in good jobs with a future at AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV. The groups striking represent working people in 36 states and the District of Columbia. This is the first time AT&T wireless employees have gone on strike.
Dennis Trainor, vice president of CWA District 1, explained the situation:
We will no longer stand by as AT&T hems and haws at the bargaining table, keeping its own workers from achieving the American Dream they once promised. Despite being the largest telecom company in the country with nearly $1 billion a month in profits and the CEO earning $28 million, AT&T continues to pinch its workers’ basic needs and stand in the way of high-quality service its customers pay good money for. This is a warning to AT&T: There’s only one way out of this now—a fair contract—and we’ll settle for nothing less.
Here are some key tweets about the strike from @UnityAtMobility:
Not to be sappy but my 1st picket line changed my life.
— Mary Clinton 🌹📵 (@msmaryclinton) May 18, 2017
— DC Jobs With Justice (@DCJWJ) May 18, 2017
— Unity at Mobility (@UnityatMobility) May 19, 2017
— Rutgers AAUP-AFT (@ruaaup) May 19, 2017
— CWA (@CWAUnion) May 19, 2017
— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) May 19, 2017
— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) May 19, 2017
— DSA Santa Fe🌹 (@DSASantaFe) May 19, 2017
— Hudson Valley ALF (@HudsonValleyALF) May 19, 2017
— Unity at Mobility (@UnityatMobility) May 21, 2017
— USW Local 14693 (@usw14693) May 22, 2017
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