CWA District 4 Vice President Linda L. Hinton and CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton issued the following statement in response to the "final" contract proposal that AT&T presented this week:
AT&T's so-called "final" proposal is a desperate attempt by AT&T to avoid reaching an agreement that would keep good, family-supporting jobs in our communities. Instead of continuing our agreed-upon negotiation process, they have violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith.
AT&T should make no mistake – CWA members will not be fooled by this outrageous attempt to divide us. "No Jobs, No Deal" isn't just a slogan. It is a commitment that we have made to one another to stand together and fight against AT&T's relentless outsourcing of our jobs in pursuit of more and more astronomical profits.
We have made progress over the past few weeks on many issues, and our bargaining teams are committed to negotiating fair contracts at AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.
CWA has filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against AT&T for this attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process.
Learn more and sign the petition tell AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson that you support good jobs and a fair contract at GoodJobsATT.org.