Sisters and brothers, the fight in California and Nevada continues for a fair deal from AT&T. From here it looks like AT&T is having trouble achieving labor peace with those like us who built the network. Our turn is coming next spring and I can only recommend that we all start saving our Fairness and Unity money now, in case we need to send AT&T a message then!
Below is the CWA International’s statement on the vote-tally. Stay strong, save money, watch each other’s backs.
Tina Culver, President
CWA Local 4009
For release July 6, 2017
Contact: Candice Johnson, CWA Communications, 202-434-1168, email@example.com
CWA Statement on AT&T West Contract Vote
Today, members of the Communications Workers of America in District 9 (representing workers in California and Nevada) from all locals participated in counting the votes on the tentative agreement reached with AT&T West covering 17,000 workers.
The result: CWA members did not ratify the tentative agreement by a margin of 53% to 47%.
CWA has notified the Company of the results and is working on next steps.
We are not here to be an a.t.m. machine for Hillary, Bernie or whoever. The proposed prem tech scope of work means that in roughly a year, 40% of your dues paying members will be surplussed while the fat cats at the union hall are waiting for a v.s.r.o. to ride off into the sunset!!!! Union membership is shrinking because Ford, Boeing and other union jobs have almost completely disappeared!!!!