AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, promising to create 7,000 new, good-paying jobs. AT&T received a $21 billion windfall from the tax bill. But since the tax law has gone into effect, AT&T has eliminated more than 23,000 jobs and relocated thousands of others far away from their families and communities.
Darren Kelly, an AT&T premises technician and CWA member, shared his story on CalMatters of how in May, AT&T told 368 technicians throughout California, including him and many of his coworkers in Sacramento, that they needed to move to the San Francisco Bay Area or lose their jobs.
CWA members across the country are escalating their efforts to show AT&T that they are ready to do whatever it takes to get fair contracts at AT&T Midwest, AT&T Legacy T, AT&T Puerto Rico, and AT&T Southeast that keep good union jobs in our communities.
AFA-CWA Air Wisconsin flight attendants held a demonstration at Washington National Airport (DCA) on Tuesday, joined by AFA-CWA union leaders, flight attendants from across the country, and allies. The flight attendants are demanding a fair contract that includes increased pay, improved benefits, and an overall better work environment so that they have the resources needed to do their jobs and keep the flying public safe and secure. Given that Air Wisconsin flight attendants fly under the United Express brand and tickets are sold as United Airlines tickets, they are urging United Airlines to step in and help settle the dispute with Air Wisconsin.