AT&T Union Workers Plan Protest To Jump Start Talks

New AT&T logo in Dallas, TX

Photo: Luismt94 [CC BY-SA 4.0]

From Fortune:

By Aaron Pressman

AT&T's four-year run of unbroken labor peace will be tested in 2017 amid preparations by the carrier's main union to ramp up the pressure in two ongoing contract negotiations.

Some 17,000 workers in AT&T's traditional wired phone business in Nevada and California have been working without a contract since April, while a contract covering another 21,000 employees in the wireless unit is set to expire early next month. There has been little progress in the negotiations on sticking points like the outsourcing of call center jobs overseas, stagnant pay, rising health care costs, and greater reliance on wireless retail stores not owned by AT&T, officials at the Communications Workers of America union say.

Read full article from Fortune.