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Solidarity Rally For 17,000 AT&T CWA West Workers In South Bay
Date Sunday April 09
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
CWA AT&T West Workers Solidarity Rally
904 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
Event Type Protest
4/9 Major CWA Solidarity Rally San Jose Against AT&T With CWA President Chris Shelton-17,000 Workers Without A Contract
CWA local 9423 is hosting a district wide march and rally against corporate greed. Members are coming from all over the state as well as Nevada. There will be special guests; Chris Shelton - CWA National President, Tom Runnion - District 9 VP and others joining us. This is a family friendly event open to all.

Please bring your banners, noise makers and signs.
BBQ lunch is being provided. Food is being catered from G & Pops BBQ.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

CWA AT&T Mobility Workers National Day Of Action-Time To Fight Telecom Bosses!
CWA AT&T Mobility workers held a national day of action on February 11, 2017. Protests were held outside these AT&T offices in many cities including in San Francisco where members picketed and rallied. Many Mobility workers only make $16.00 an hours and the company wants to deny them a pension. The AT&T CEO Randall L Stephenson makes $26 million or more than $71,000 a day. Members from throughout northern California attended the action in front of the AT&T office at the foot of Powell St in San Francisco.
The company has been outsourcing large number of jobs and is preventing unionization at DirectTV and telling the workers that they cannot afford a retirement plan. They are also demanding healthcare concessions and other give-backs.
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AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada
AT&T confirmed that the strike has been resolved. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)
Meg James and Samantha MasunagaContact Reporters
Thousands of AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went back to work Thursday, ending a one-day strike after their union and the Dallas telecommunications giant reached a truce.

An estimated 17,000 union members had gone on strike early Wednesday over a grievance about increased responsibilities for technicians who typically install and maintain the company’s U-verse television system.

The spat highlighted ongoing tensions between AT&T Inc. and members of the Communications Workers of America, District 9, who have been working without a contract since April 2016.

The union announced the settlement agreement on its Facebook page late Wednesday. An AT&T spokesman confirmed that the strike “has been resolved” and that employees returned to work on Thursday.

Union officials said the walkout was triggered by AT&T’s demand that technicians who typically install and maintain the company’s U-Verse TV service also work on the cables and hardware for landline phone service. (AT&T’s wireless division was not affected.)

“The company will no longer require technicians to perform work assignments outside of their expertise and classification,” the union said in a statement.

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The strike included only landline workers who belong to the CWA in California and Nevada.

Union workers have said they have been increasingly asked to perform the duties of higher-paid employees and that AT&T has proposed reducing sick leave and disability benefits and wants them to pay more for their healthcare.

AT&T has been under pressure to reduce costs as the phone market matures. Its wireless service faces increased competition from Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, and fewer people have been opting for landline phones.

Last month, a bargaining agreement covering some 21,000 AT&T wireless phone workers nationwide expired. AT&T would like to reach a new accord with those employees as well as the "wireline" workers — that is, workers who deal with non-wireless services such as landline phone, broadband Internet and U-verse TV — in California and Nevada.

“We’re currently negotiating with the union in a good-faith effort to reach a fair labor agreement covering wireline employees,” AT&T spokesman Marty Richter said in an email Wednesday. “We’re the country’s largest employer of full-time union labor, and our goal in these negotiations is to continue to provide our employees with high-quality union careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country.”
Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 31st, 2017 3:00 PM
§Mobility Attacking Workers
by repost Friday Mar 31st, 2017 3:00 PM
AT&T Mobility bosses are attacking the CWA workers who are fighting for better conditions and benefits and against outsourcing.
§AT&T Corporate Greed $1 Billion A Month
by repost Friday Mar 31st, 2017 3:00 PM
CWA Makes $1 billion a month and the AT&T CEO Randall L Stephenson makes $71,000 a day but some CWA workers don't have living wages and the company wants concessions from all workers.
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