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AT&T employees across the Treasure Coast strike

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AT&T employees across the Treasure Coast strike

AT&T employees across the Treasure Coast strike

Thousands of Communication Workers of America members of AT&T Southeast have gone on strike in nine states and Puerto Rico.

They cite “unfair labor practices during management negotiations” as the reason for the strike.

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AT&T employees across the Treasure Coast strike

THOUSANDS OF A-T-AND-T EMPLOYEES IN NINESTATES AND PUERTORICO ARE ON STRIKEAFTER NEGOTIATIONSWITH MANAGEMENT BROKEDOWN.WPTV NEWSCHANNELFIVEWENT TO THE TREASURECOAST PICKET LINES TOLEARN MORE ABOUT THEREASONÃAND HOW ITCOULD IMPACTCUSTOMERS.Arthur Mondale,ReportingClip 0932(08:53:02”This isone of 10 sites inMartin, St.

Lucie andIndian River Countywhere AT&T employeeshave signs that readon strike for unfairlabor practice.

Butthe big question isÃhow will it impactcustomers”(08:53:13)Peggy Ward, Presidentof CWA Local 3111Fort PierceClip 0928(06:41:56”The peoplewho do the jobeverydayÃthesefolks.

Theyout there taking careof thecustomer”(06:42:00)THATWARD, PRESIDENT FORA-T-AND-T UNIONWORKERS DESCRIBES THEIMPACT OFAPPROIMATELY 220 A-T-AND-T DISTRICT THREEEMPLOYEES WALKING OFFTHE JOB AND HEADINGTO THE PICKET LINES.Peggy Ward, Presidentof CWA Local 3111Clip 0928(06:45:42”We want togive good customerservice - without ourcustomers - we donhave a job.

Howeverwe want AT & T torealize and berespectful.

And wewant to come to thetable and bargain afair and equitablecontract”(06:45:57)WARD SAYS IT STEMSFROM A CONTRACT THATEXPIRED AUGUST THIRDBETWEEN A-T-AND-T ANDUNIONED A-T-AND-TCOMMUNICATION WORKERSOF AMERICA - TELLINGW-P-T-V THE STRIKE ISNOT ABOUT SALARY,BENEFITS AND BETTERWORKING CONDITIONS.Peggy Ward, Presidentof CWA Local 3111Clip 0928(06:44:43”That isnot why weWe are here becausewe want the rightpeople at thebargaining table sowe can get to thatpoint”(06:44:50)A SPOKESPERSON FOR A-T-AND-T GLOBAL MEDIARELATIONS SAYS THE*STRIKE IS IN NOONE- SAYING THEY OFFEREDUNION TERMSCONSISTENT WITH OTHERC-W-A REPRESENTEDEMPLOYEES&THE COMPANYALSO SAYS THEY WEREPREPARED FOR THESTRIKE, AND IN THEEVENT OF A WORKSTOPPAGE HAVE*MANAGERS AND VENDORSIN PLAC* TO SERVECUSTOMERS.Peggy Ward, Presidentof CWA Local 3111Fort PierceClip 0928(06:42:09”We donforesee thathappening”(06:42:10)ARTHUR MONDALE W-P-T-V NEWSCHANNEL FIVE.AREA WORKERS SAY THEYHAVE NO PLANS TO STOPUNTIL THEY GET WHATTHEY




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