CWA members at AT&T Southeast vote to authorize a strike

CWA members at AT&T Southeast voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a strike, if necessary. The current contracts at BellSouth Telecommunications, Utility Operations, and BellSouth Billing cover more than 20,000 workers in CWA District 3 and are set to expire on Saturday, August 3. 

"Our bargaining team has brought proposals to the table that will ensure that AT&T does not leave communities behind in the Southeast. Our members are prepared to do whatever it takes to support their negotiations," said CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt. "AT&T is highly profitable and has received huge tax windfalls in the past few years. The company should be investing in its network and in its workforce so that we have modern, reliable telecommunications service everywhere, not just in the big cities and wealthiest areas. It should keep customer service jobs here where its customers are instead of shipping them overseas."

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Bargaining and Mobilization Update (CWA, July 18, 2019)