Wireless workers rallied in Orlando to support good jobs and quality customer service in the wireless industry.
Hundreds of wireless workers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile met in Orlando this week to discuss their plans to improve job security and pay, end extreme sales goals, and curtail offshoring and outsourcing of retail stores, call centers, and technical work coast to coast. The workers announced that they were forming a network, called Wireless Workers United, to work together to protect good jobs and quality customer service.
The workers released a Statement of Principles that includes:
- Fair Wages, Commissions, and Benefits
- Respect for Employees as People and as Workers
- Support, Training, and Communication with Management
- Honesty and Integrity in Customer Relations.
Those attending the meeting showed their support for AT&T Mobility workers across the Southeast who are currently fighting for a fair contract by rallying together in front of an AT&T Mobility store in downtown Orlando. Workers also rallied at a Verizon Wireless store.
"It was only by firmly standing together that our Mobility co-workers won a precedent-setting contract for wireless and retail jobs with first-time job security protections and better, more stable pay," said Nilda Meadows, an AT&T wireless worker from South Carolina. "Now, we're heading to the bargaining table to win for our families and communities. We are standing strong to make sure the industry operates with integrity and protects and preserves good jobs for our communities."
Learn more and read the full Statement of Principles at wirelessworkersunited.org.