21,000 AT&T Mobility workers will be on strike Friday at 3pm ET/2pm CT/1pm MT/12 noon PT if we do not reach an agreement with the company. This is a short strike - we will walk off the job on Friday, May 19 at 3pm ET and return to work on Monday, May 22 for our scheduled shift.
WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR:
- A fair wage increase that is enough to cover increased healthcare costs. AT&T offered a 2% increase per year – not enough to pay for the healthcare increases coming.
- For RSCs: a higher base and/or a commission plan that AT&T can’t change every month. Commissions for Retail Sales Consultants have gone down steadily over the past 2 years. Commissions are wages and a mandatory subject of bargaining.
- No increase to healthcare contributions in 2021. Ending the 2-tier plan so new employees can afford healthcare. AT&T wants us to pay even more!
- Job security language. Company-owned retail stores are being replaced with authorized dealers in record numbers. Call centers are shrinking here and AT&T is outsourcing more of our work. Network contracting continues and we are being left out of the new technology.
- We need AT&T to commit to keeping a ratio of COR stores to Authorized Retail. So far, they say NO!
- Outsourced calls must be returned to our call centers.
- Absence and attendance policy. AT&T wants to add “wait days” before we can be paid when we call in sick. They also want to drastically reduce sick days for new employees.
Read the important Q&A below for more information:
- You should hear from your Local. Keep in touch with your Local and picket captain for breaking information!
- You’ll receive a text message (text the word Mobility to 69866 to make sure you’re on our text list)
- You'll receive an email.
- And we will post on social media and on UnityatMobility.org. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unityatattmobility and Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnityatMobility