Monday, June 12, 2017
Coming soon to a CWA local union near you!
From In These Times magazine:
Union spokeswoman Candice Johnson tells In These Times that the union has seen some progress on contract negotiations since the strike. A tentative agreement covering about 17,000 workers in California and Nevada has been reached and a contact ratification vote is being scheduled. Talks covering a larger group of 21,000 union members in other parts of the country are ongoing, but no settlement appears imminent.
Whatever the results of the stalled contracts, the union wants an end to the outsourcing (although that is not an explicit contract demand this year), Johnson says. Outside observers are predicting a long struggle ahead, with the possibility of further strikes in the future.
"The strike really united the workers (at AT&T),” Johnson said. “We are in the fight.”