AT&T Southwest Mobility
This week, CWA members at AT&T Southwest Mobility voted to authorize a strike, with a vote supported by 98% of workers. Their contract with AT&T, covering more than 8,000 workers in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas, is set to expire on Friday.
"AT&T Mobility workers in the Southwest are not afraid to do whatever it takes to make sure that the company invests in its employees so that we can build and support the next generation networks that our communities need," said Jason Vellmer, a CWA Staff Representative who is leading the bargaining team. "We have made progress toward a fair contract over the last few days, but several critical issues remain unresolved. This strike authorization vote lets AT&T know that the bargaining team has the full support of our members as we work toward a new contract that protects our healthcare, improves wages, and keeps family-supporting, union jobs in the region."