Brothers and Sisters,
Today, 40,000 AT&T workers, including many in Wisconsin, walked off the job after failure to reach a fair union contract with AT&T Mobility. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions.
Join Communication Workers of America (CWA) families on the picket line in Wisconsin Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find a picket line near you.
This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. The strike would include 21,000 retail and call center workers at AT&T Wireless across the country, and 17,000 AT&T West landline and DIRECTV workers in California and Nevada, along with landline workers in Connecticut. Workers will return to work on Monday.
CWA families are striking to protect their jobs (which are being outsourced left and right), preserve affordable health care, and stop their wages from stagnating.
Please sign up here to join a picket line either Friday, Saturday or Sunday! http://tinyurl.com/lkylyzd
If you can’t join us on the picket line, click here now to send an email to CEO Randall Stephenson to say you stand with workers fighting for good jobs.
Wireless workers at AT&T have seen their salaries eroded year after year and their benefits get more and more expensive. It’s getting almost impossible to make ends meet working at AT&T Mobility.
And this isn’t just about AT&T, which is the 10th largest company in the country and made $13 billion in profits last year – we have to take a stand to say working people can’t be used and abused while companies make billions off our backs.
This fight is bigger than AT&T, this is about working people standing up to corporate power for good jobs and a better future. I hope you’ll join AT&T workers on the picket line this weekend.
Phil Neuenfeldt, President
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer