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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Labor: AT&T wireless workers vote to strike
AT&T Wireless’s demands for cuts in pay and outsourcing of jobs have forced 21,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to authorize a strike if talks with the company are not successful.
The current contract expired February 11. The strike authorization passed by 93 percent.
“The union and company remain miles apart on all major issues,” the CWA’s 13-person bargaining team reported two weeks ago. “The company continues to make greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits. The union will not accept these demands and the discussions have become more contentious over the last several days.