Aug 30, 2012
AT&T Mobility retail store employees in West Monroe, La.
Building on District 3's organizing momentum in Mississippi, AT&T Mobility retail store workers in Louisiana joined CWA.
The Louisiana unit covers 781 employees. District 3 Organizing Coordinator Sheila Williams-Cain reported that the American Arbitration Association certified that a majority of workers supported union representation last week.
Local organizers were able to freely meet with retail store employees in break rooms and meetings spaces because AT&T has agreed to management neutrality. Janice Bradley of Local 3414, Shalanda Brown of Local 3406, Ganece Darden of Local 3519, Steve Edler of Local 3410, Charles Zardes of Local 3410, Eric Lehto of Local 3407, Brandi Michelli of Local 3403, Esther Pond of Local 3806, McMarshall Whitaker of Local 3411, Henry Rosenthal of Local 3402 and David Pierce of Local 3404 all worked hard on this campaign victory.
Between Mississippi and Louisiana, nearly 1,200 new retail sales employees have joined CWA in the past few months.