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Workers at local AT&T stores join nationwide strike

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AT&T workers on strike at 4545 N. Oracle Road (Vanessa Steed photo) AT&T workers on strike at 4545 N. Oracle Road (Vanessa Steed photo)

UPDATE:

Here is the statement from At&T

AT&T Statement:

“A strike is in no one’s best interest, and it’s baffling as to why union leadership would call one when we’re offering terms in which our employees in these contracts – some of whom average from $115,000 to $148,000 in total compensation – will be better off financially.

We’re prepared, and we will continue working hard to serve our customers. This involves less than 14 percent of our employees.

What’s most important is we’re all family, whether you’re a union member or not. Like any family we have our disagreements but we’ll sort them out. We’ve

reached 29 fair agreements since 2015 covering over 128,000 of our employees, and we’re confident we can do the same here.”


Workers at AT&T stores in Tucson are on strike.

The strike began at about noon at local stores, including:

  • 6351 E. Broadway Blvd
  • 1217 W. Irvington Road
  • 4545 N. Oracle Road

Shad Ercanbrack, president of the Communication Workers of America, said the issues are job security and stopping outsourcing of jobs.

About 80 workers walked out in stores in Tucson and Casa Grande.

The local workers have joined a nationwide walkout of more than 150,000 workers in 36 states and D.C. that will go through the weekend, according to a news release from the CWA.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

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