Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend

Local AT&T workers join national strike

The strike includes workers in 36 states covered by the AT&T Mobility "Orange" contract, as well as workers at AT&T West, AT&T East in CT and DIRECTV in California and Nevada.

As of 3 p.m., the company decided they may close stores for the weekend because they don't have the employees to work, said Don Trementozzi, the union's Local 1400 president.

In California and Nevada, around 17,000 AT&T workers who provide phone, landline and cable services have been working without a contract for more than a year.

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Information provided by the CWA states the union represents more than 150,000 workers at AT&T, including 45,000 at AT&T Mobility nationwide; 9,000 at DirecTV and 2,000 at AT&T Internet.

"Dallas-based AT&T says it has a contingency workforce" ready in preparation for the walkouts. As part of its next contract, the union wants to bar AT&T from changing its commission structure unilaterally. If an agreement can't be reached quickly, retail stores in several states will likely shut down this weekend as well. CEO Randall Stephenson got a raise of several million dollars previous year, bringing his personal take-home pay up to $28.4 million in 2016. The picketting is set to kick off at 3:00PM Eastern time on Friday.

"The brief grievance strike has been resolved and employees are returning to work today", an AT&T spokesman told Consumerist at the time. "Coming around, asking, 'How many sales did you make?' They monitor every call, they nitpick every call that we take in there, and it's not a very good morale", said Sofia Simons, secretary for CWA Local 7110. Our demands are clear and have been for months: fair contract or strike.

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Since 2011, AT&T has eliminated 12,000 call center jobs in the USA, while contracting with third-party vendors operating in countries with low wages, the release states. "Even my son will be out there with me".

The two groups' contract negotiations are separate from those of the wireless workers.

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