Today at 3 p.m. EST, 40,000 CWA workers at AT&T went on strike in 36 states and Washington D.C. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions.
This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. The strike includes 21,000 retail and call center workers at AT&T Wireless across the country, and 17,000 AT&T West landline and DIRECTV workers in California and Nevada, along with landline workers in Connecticut. Workers will return to work on Monday.
Please show your BCTGM solidarity by joining striking workers at a picket line outside a local retail store this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Click here to find a location near you and RSVP.