AT&T Wireless, DirectTV Workers Walk Off Job

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NATIONWIDE (CBSDFW.COM) — AT&T workers who are members of Communications Workers of America walked off the job Friday, protesting what they call “AT&T’s failure to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future.”

This weekend, a majority of AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV workers fighting for their contracts are expected to be on strike, according to a news release from the CWA.

The groups striking represent four different union contracts and include wireless workers in 36 states and DC; wireline workers in California, Nevada and Connecticut; and DIRECTV technicians in California and Nevada.

This is the first time AT&T wireless workers have gone on strike, according to the CWA.  The news release said the action could result in closed retail stores this weekend.

“We will no longer stand by as AT&T hems and haws at the bargaining table, keeping its own workers…

Original published: 2017-05-19 14:21:04 Read the full Dallas News here

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