Striking Wireless Workers Make Their Voices Heard – Labor Notes

June 22, 2017 / Dan DiMaggio

“Retail workers are basically told their entire lives that they’re never going to have any power in any way, in any facet of their lives,” says Will Blum, who works at an AT&T Mobility store in Boston.

But tens of thousands of cell-phone retail workers proved otherwise in May when they walked out on strike for three days, fighting for new contracts with the tenth-largest company in the U.S.

It was the first strike ever for 21,000 retail and call center workers and technicians in AT&T’s wireless division, Mobility. They were joined by 17,000 AT&T wireline workers in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, as well as DirecTV technicians in California and Nevada, who have since secured a tentative agreement. Click Here to Read More

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