August 12, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel
AT&T workers in Jacksonville, Florida, held their first informational picket Aug. 4, after their Communications Workers of America local voted to authorize a strike. The union says the company wants to raise health care premiums and deductibles; cut pensions, sick days, and workers’ disability benefits; and renegotiate contract provisions providing benefits for retirees who worked for the company for more than 30 years.
"If the company were not profitable, the union would be open to renegotiation of their contract, but AT&T is making billions of dollars in profit even with its current health-care and pension liabilities," the union said in statement. Read More