AT&T workers in Hawaii join nationwide strike over contract agreement

AT&T workers in Hawaii join nationwide strike over contract agreement

"I think the company is testing us - they didn't think we would strike", Trementozzi said.

Landline workers in California and Nevada picketed for a day in March to protest work rules for some in-home technicians and moves to replace US call-center jobs with contractors hired overseas.

CWA Local 1118 will be holding the rally outside of the AT&T store at 1762 Central Ave. starting at 2:30 p.m., presumably just before the potential strike would begin.

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"Dallas-based AT&T says it has a contingency workforce" ready in preparation for the walkouts. About 40 workers are expected to protest outside the company's main administrative office on Bush Street on Friday, but not over the weekend, he said.

AT&T spokesman Mark Giga issued a statement, saying it's "baffling" as to why union leadership would call a strike.

Union bargaining across AT&T Mobility is split up across different regions of the country, with different contracts covering different states. - announced today that they will participate in a weekend-long strike in protest of AT&T's failure to provide "serious proposals" for workers.

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The is the first time AT&T workers have gone on strike, the release stated. Our message is clear: fair contract or strike. "We have made every effort to bargain in good faith with AT&T, but have only been met with delays and excuses".

Employees at several area AT&T stores, including the one at the Eastwood Mall in Niles, and the call center in Boardman said they plan to join the picket line.

Workers are also frustrated that they are being asked to pay more of their health-insurance costs, he added, and that changes in retail workers' commissions have limited or reduced their take-home pay.

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