Business Manager Tony Sapienza
AT&T Union Workers Set to Strike
May 18, 2017 - Workers at AT&T in Maine, New Hampshire and across the country are set to go on because the company refuses to return to the bargaining table.
21,000 AT&T Mobility workers will be on strike if they do not reach an agreement with the company. They will walk off the job on Friday, May 19 at 3pm and return to work on Monday, May 22.
This greedy company makes huge profits but still wants more concessions from their union workforce - demanding more work for less and trying to replace them with low-wage workers at third party dealers and overseas.
Please consider stopping by one of the picket lines in Maine or New Hampshire for a few minutes to lend your support. Click here to find picket locations and join them on the line!
Check their Facebook Page for updates on the strike. Or visit the CWA Local 1400 website for more information.
Key issues at the heart of the contract fight are:
- Outsourcing: Jobs are being outsourced both overseas and to private "authorized dealers"
- Wages and health insurance: the company's current proposal increases health care costs but does not increase wages to even match those increases, so the proposed contract would be a wage cut.
- Sick days: AT&T wants to reduce the number of sick days for new employees and make it harder for all workers to take a sick day.