By February 10, 2009

AT&T and the union are preparing for a strike

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The Communications Workers of America, the union that represents AT&T’s employees, collective agreement has expired, and the parties seem pretty far away from forming a new agreement. The negotiations broken down, and it appears AT&T is preparing to walk away from the table. Leaving the CWA few other options besides a strike.

No matter where your sympathies lie, this seems like a terrible time to try some sort of a work action. Most of the striking workers would be retail employees, and with so many people unemployed these days, I don’t think AT&T will have much trouble finding scabs to cross the picket lines. In Addition, even though AT&T Wireless has been making money, the rest of the company is losing money (just like everybody else in this economy), and the company may not feel so generous right now.

The disagreement includes the usual sticking points of wage increases and job security. Lets hope for everybody involved that an agreement can be reached Quickly. You can read up on the union’s position here.

Source: Mobile Burn

Posted in: Phones

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