As many as 14,000 AT&T workers may strike soon if they can’t reach agreement on new contracts. CWA’s Executive Board recently approved a strike by workers covered by AT&T’s Midwest and Legacy T contracts; The Executive Board’s decision came after AT&T Midwest and Legacy T workers voted on April 10 to authorize a strike, “and as the company is stonewalling workers at the bargaining table over the need for good, family supporting jobs,” said CWA. The Executive Board’s decision gives CWA President Chris Shelton the go ahead to set a strike date if negotiators cannot reach an agreement. The AT&T Midwest contract covers workers in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, while the Legacy T contract covers workers nationwide.
photo from last year’s AT&T Mobility strike last year; credit: David Bacon/ In These Times