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.
Find one & show your support: https://t.co/xQDUiXjBeu #LifeAtATT ❤️📵🚩 #ATTstrike
— Mary Clinton 🌹📵 (@msmaryclinton) May 18, 2017
AT&T CEO is the embodiment of corporate greed. Stay tuned for how to help the @CWAUnion members if they go on strike pic.twitter.com/HRJmIpIslp
— DC Jobs With Justice (@DCJWJ) May 18, 2017
Ally and Scarlett are ready.
Join them and their family on the #ATTStrike line this weekend:https://t.co/dOMKVi2ySK#1u pic.twitter.com/KpBy3g6wzO
— Unity at Mobility (@UnityatMobility) May 19, 2017
.@CWAUnion Rutgers faculty are ready to join ur picket line at 3pm #LifeAtATT @AFTNJ @CWA_NJ @AAUP pic.twitter.com/pc9leMj7wi
— Rutgers AAUP-AFT (@ruaaup) May 19, 2017
Leaving from CWA Headquarters to the picket line in DC Chinatown! Come join us! ✊️LifeAtATT #1u pic.twitter.com/7IQPmsR8cU
— CWA (@CWAUnion) May 19, 2017
We are with you every step of the way. #ATTSTRIKE pic.twitter.com/TnQHs4SZwl
— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) May 19, 2017
We’re out here supporting 40K AT&T sisters & brothers in their fight for a FAIR contract! #ATTStrike #1u #p2 pic.twitter.com/DvjyuQvbE1
— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) May 19, 2017
We’re out here. @CWAUnion @UnityatMobility @DemSocialists #ATTStrike pic.twitter.com/G2ewviQj9h
— DSA Santa Fe🌹 (@DSASantaFe) May 19, 2017
Out here in Poughkeepsie at #attstrike #1u @labors108 thank you for the rat. pic.twitter.com/cyxXQG4k7x
— Hudson Valley ALF (@HudsonValleyALF) May 19, 2017
Who are you fighting for? Reply w/ your pics. ❤️#ATTstrike #1u pic.twitter.com/8a0p6YhpDE
— Unity at Mobility (@UnityatMobility) May 21, 2017
@UnityatMobility @CWAUnion ✊ We are literally standing with you #CWA!! #ATTstrike #Solidarity #USW #Steelworkers #1u pic.twitter.com/0w0ktRcifx
— USW Local 14693 (@usw14693) May 22, 2017
Mon, 05/22/2017 – 15:31