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article image20,000 AT&T employees go on strike

By Jaffna Mohaideen     Aug 7, 2012 in Business
California Hot Springs - AT&T Inc announced that more than 20,000 workers have started to strike on the coastal regions of Eastern and Western United States.
AT&T Inc, the largest and world-wide popular telephone company in U.S, had disclosed that more than 20,000 workers are going on for strike on the East and West American coastal regions. Being under representation of "Communication workers of America" , AT&T's both main branches made a join decision on Striking from Tuesday. Hence the cities of these significant branches are perplexed about the question of 'what's next?'
The East coastal branch at Connecticut holds around 3,000 workers participating in the strike while the West branch at California witnessed around 17,000 employees' active participation. AT&T says,"high quality middle class careers with wages and health care benefits that are among the best in the country.These employees are very well compensated, and they will continue to be,"
Despite AT&T releasing this statement, the strike had commenced with a motive to ensure welfare of land-line employees . After few months of acrid negotiations since April 2012, AT&T confirmed three-year signed agreement with CWA covering up issues related to Pension plans and Employee's salary increments on yearly basis.
Candice Johnson, CWA spokes-woman had spoken out,"These strikes are centered around unfair labor practices, denying workers the right to engage in protected activity, such as union activity,"
AT&T considers this strike to be of 'unfortunate' happening while the company's stock had peaked up around 24% this year.
Last year, CWA's represented Verizon employees (around 45,000) went on for strike to bring about Contingency plan where the strike lasted for 2 weeks.
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