AT&T workers go on three-day strike

More than 20,000 unionized AT&T workers walked off the job Friday - part of a three-day strike to protest contract negotiations with their employer.

A one-day strike in March by approximately 17,000 call center and office workers represented by the Communications Workers of Americas in California and Nevada led to rapid contract settlement between the union and AT&T.

SOME 40,000 AT&T workers are gearing up for a possible strike across 36 states as early as Friday, May 19. Our message is clear: fair contract or strike. The union is also protesting what it says are AT&T's "pervasive efforts" to outsource customer support jobs.

Dara Kheang says that since he started as a sales associate at AT&T's Portland store 9 years ago, his effective pay has dropped by more than $5,000. "It's time to show them we're not going to sit back and take it", Trainor write on the union's Facebook page.

The strike comes at a hard time for AT&T's wireless business, which has faced intense pressure since the start of the year from aggressive competitors and apathetic customers. "We're more frustrated than ever with AT+T that they refuse to come to the bargaining table with serious proposals that protect our good jobs".


In a statement, AT and T said it had contingencies to serve customers if the strike were to continue beyond Monday.

At stake is a battle over the quality of union jobs at AT&T.

"We're offering terms in which our employees in these contracts - some of whom average from $115,00 to $148,000 in total compensation - will be better off financially", said Giga.

The strikers - AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV workers - are members of Communications Workers of America.

Wireless workers want wage increases that cover higher health care costs, better scheduling and promises from the company to not cut jobs.

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