AT&T workers who are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) walked off the job Friday, protesting AT&T’s "failure to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future." During the three-day strike last weekend, a majority of AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV workers fighting for their contracts struck the company. The groups striking represented four different union contracts and included wireless workers in 36 states and DC. This was the first time AT&T wireless workers have gone on strike, and may have been the largest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. AT&T workers are demanding that AT&T commit to bargaining that addresses wage increases that cover rising healthcare costs, job security against outsourcing, affordable healthcare, and a fair scheduling policy. Read more here.
photo: picket at Chinatown AT&T store Friday; photo courtesy DC JWJ