May 24, 2012
Nearly 400 AT&T Mobility retail store workers in Mississippi and Wyoming have chosen CWA representation.
Because AT&T has agreed to management neutrality that enables workers to make a free and fair choice about union representation, local organizers and other AT&T Mobility members were able to freely meet with retail store employees in break rooms and meetings spaces.
District 3 Organizing Coordinator Sheila Williams-Cain said, "Once we showed them the difference between what they would have if they had a contract versus what they have now, it was an easy conversation."
The Mississippi unit covers 314 retail store works; the American Arbitration Association certified that a majority of workers supported union representation.
In Wyoming, AAA also certified a statewide unit of AT&T Mobility retail sales workers. The 30 retail employees will join with five network operations workers who voted for CWA representation last year, said District 7 Organizing Coordinator Al Kogler.