Just weeks after billionaire CEO Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corporation announced that it had acquired about 1% of AT&T and laid out plans to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets, AT&T announced its intention to sell off wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America, a company with a history of union-busting and job cuts.
Communications Workers of America members in Puerto Rico who work at AT&T Mobility ratified a four-year agreement covering 900 workers. The new agreement provides wage increases, maintains existing pension plan and health care benefits, restricts subcontracting, and contains a guarantee that customer calls will continue to be handled on the island.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team reached a tentative agreement covering 900 workers at AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico. The new agreement contains a guarantee that customer calls will continue to be handled on the island.
Local leaders from across the country who have successfully built power at AT&T Mobility gathered in Chicago to discuss the strategies they used to increase CWA membership and encourage activist involvement.
Wireless call center and retail workers from around the country convened in Hilliard, Ohio, last week to discuss strategies across workplaces and form a plan to demand better from the wireless industry.