Be prepared for stepped up mobilization in the coming weeks.
We have all been waiting with increasing frustration for AT&T to move towards us at the bargaining table. Despite enormous profits and a successful second quarter, AT&T wants to weaken our job security, close our stores, and offshore our work. They have a plan to turn good union jobs into unstable, low-wage jobs.
But we have a plan to fight back.
We will discuss this plan with leadership, mobilizers, staff, and all members:
• August 11th – call with National Staff
• August 14th – call with Local Presidents
• August 15th – call with Mobilizers throughout the “Orange” footprint to discuss this plan. Mobilizers will receive an email with more
information about the call.
• August 21st – mass Town Hall Call with all members. The call will take place at 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30pm PT. Text the word MobilityCall to 69866 to RSVP.
On these calls we will update everyone on bargaining, discuss the many Unfair Labor Practice charges we have filed with the Labor Board, give advice on how to lower the risk of unfair discipline during bargaining, and discuss what may happen in the coming weeks.
Bargaining is dragging on for too long. But we would rather get a fair contract than a quick contract. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Brothers and sisters, lets join together to ensure that our fight with AT&T bends us towards justice!
United We Bargain, Divided We Beg!
Dennis G. Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President