17,000 AT&T Workers Walked

Courtesy of CNN Money: About 17,000 AT&T workers walked off the job Wednesday.

The strike began amid ongoing negotiations between AT&T and landline workers in California and Nevada who are represented by the Communications Workers of America union.

The union said via Facebook that employees are angry that AT&T “recently made a unilateral change in job requirements [for landline technicians] without the agreement of the union.” The two parties failed to reach an agreement after several days of talks.

AT&T said Wednesday that the strike does not include workers in wireless departments, and that the company is engaged in conversations with CWA in an attempt to get “employees back to work as soon as possible.” Full article