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CWA members at AT&T Mobility put the company on notice to come up with serious proposals at the bargaining table or face a strike starting sometime on Friday.
If AT&T officials refuse to negotiate fairly, AT&T wireless workers in Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7, and 9 will walk off the job in a three-day strike. In addition, wireline workers in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, and DIRECTV workers in California, may take job action as they continue to bargain.
"The clock is ticking for AT&T to make good on its promise to preserve family-supporting jobs. We have made every effort to bargain in good faith with AT&T but have been met with delays and excuses. Our message is clear: fair contract or strike. It's up to AT&T now," said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor.
AT&T brings in about $1 billion in profits every month but continues to outsource and offshore good jobs.
Workers have been mobilizing all week, with informational picketing outside call centers and wireless stores, preparing for the strike.
CWAers at AT&T Mobility are ready to strike if the company doesn't get serious at the bargaining table.
Above: Members of the Local 7777 Denver Public Schools custodial bargaining committee, from left: Anna Guerrero, Marlene Jimenez, Linda Harris, Janelle Martinez.
Below: CWAers mobilize for a fair contract at the Denver public schools.
Denver Public Schools
Public school custodians in Denver, members of CWA Local 7777, are mobilizing for respect and fair compensation as negotiations with the Denver school district continue.
Some 400 CWAers are wearing pins and demanding respect for their "work and worth." The school district has demanded cuts in compensation for the custodians who work on snow days and when managers are on leave.
Marlene Jimenez, Vice President, CWA Local 7777, said, "We are proud of our work for Denver Public Schools. We are fighting against attacks on the compensation we currently receive for all that we do to keep schools clean, safe, and ready for our students."