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More Than 35,000 AT&T Workers Threaten Weekend Strike (fortune.com) 57

More than 35,000 AT&T workers plan to go on strike on Friday if they don't reach an agreement with the company for new contracts. From a report: The Communications Workers of America union said about 17,000 workers in AT&T's traditional wireline telephone and Internet business in Nevada and California who have been working without a contract for over a year would walk off the job on Friday afternoon for a three day strike if no deal is reached. On Tuesday, the union made a similar threat for 21,000 workers in AT&T's wireless business spread across 36 states and Washington, D.C. Workers are fed up with delays in the negotiations, Dennis Trainor, vice president of CWA District 1, said. "Now, AT&T is facing the possibility of closed stores for the first time ever," Trainor said. "Our demands are clear and have been for months: fair contract or strike. It's now in AT&T's hands to stand with workers or at 3pm Eastern Time on Friday workers will be off the job and onto picket lines across the country."
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More Than 35,000 AT&T Workers Threaten Weekend Strike

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  • by xxxJonBoyxxx ( 565205 ) on Thursday May 18, 2017 @01:31PM (#54442729)
    >> walk off the job on Friday afternoon for a three day strike

    How is this different than hitting the weekend 2 hours early? Is it that managers (non-union) have to fill in shifts over the weekend somewhere or what?

    >> AT&T is facing the possibility of closed stores

    What stores? Are there still really"retail phone" stores operating somewhere in the USA?
  • For once they will have a reason for not picking up the phone for hours.

  • by hackel ( 10452 )

    AT&T is a pretty terrible corporation. I say let them die, it is long overdue. At least these workers have a union at all! Comcast and Verizon need to come next.

  • Closed stores??! (Score:4, Informative)

    by PeeAitchPee ( 712652 ) on Thursday May 18, 2017 @01:48PM (#54442869)
    Do you mean it? Every time I've ever had to go into a cell phone store it's been filled with slack-jawed morons wasting oxygen playing with their phones. So yeah, I think civilization might survive.
    • by gfxguy ( 98788 )
      I actually had a worker at one of these phone stores actually stop to read facebook or twitter post (I honestly don't know what social media she was using). She actually stopped helping us to watch a f#@king video. This was after we told her we were in a hurry to get to work (it was first thing and they don't open until 10am). That was on top of a lot of other BS at the store. Yes, I think you are 100% correct in your assessment of these "employees."
  • though whenever I attempt to get customer service, it feels like their workers are on strike.

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