AT&T strike may close retail stores this weekend

CWA said that the anticipated AT&T strike would last three days and would include AT&T Mobility employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia; wireline workers in California, Nevada, and CT; and DirecTV technicians in California and Nevada. The telco estimates that the striking workers account for about 13 per cent of its total workforce. The company also expressed confidence that it would be able to resolve the issue.

The AT&T workers are the latest to join the picket line - following in the footsteps of 1,700 Charter Communications field techs and almost 150 Long Island Teamsters.

CWA members at the store on Venture Drive in Peru picketed, but it was not immediately clear whether any, all or how many employees there were on strike.

"We are ready to go, but we are hoping that AT&T comes to the table, and that we be on the right track toward reaching an agreement", said Candace Johnson, communications director for the the Communications Workers of America. They said they want to stop the outsourcing of jobs overseas. The CWA alleges AT&T has cut 12,000 call center jobs in the United States since 2011, opting instead to contract with third-party companies in other countries.

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Union workers at the AT&T call center in Davenport have joined thousands of fellow employees in a nationwide strike. Some 17,000 workers in California and Nevada walked off the job in late March to protest company changes in their working conditions in violation of federal law.

"The brief grievance strike has been resolved and employees are returning to work today", an AT&T spokesman told Consumerist at the time. "This is a warning to AT&T: there's only one way out of this now-a fair contract-and we'll settle for nothing less".

"The Teamsters Union stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and sisters at AT&T, and we will honor their picket lines as we support their efforts to achieve a fair contract". "I voted yes to authorize a strike because I'm willing to do whatever it takes to show AT&T we're serious".

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