Following on the heels of recent teacher strikes, AT&T Legacy workers have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike as CWA negotiates a new contract with the company. “AT&T must stop farming out our work to the lowest bidder,” said CWA vice president Lisa Bolton. Hundreds of workers in the DC-metro area could walk off the job. CWA 2107 president Shannon Opfer said the vote was prompted mainly by an impasse around healthcare and job security. “It’s important for people to see that the labor movement is still alive,” she added, “and that we’re willing to strike for what we believe in.” Read the press release here.
photo from last year’s AT&T Mobility strike last year; credit: David Bacon/ In These Times