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AT&T Contract Talks With Union Continue

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Apr 6, 2009, 8:56 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 6, 2009, 9:18 AM

The Communications Workers of America have agreed to continue working under the terms of their old contract, which expired Saturday night, as the union and AT&T continue to hash out details of a new contract. The CDW covers about 90,000 AT&T employees and has authorized a strike against AT&T should contract negotiations break down. At issue are health care costs for employees and job security.

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Apr 7, 2009, 8:24 AM

I say fire them all and outsource the jobs to India!

I say fire them all and outsource the jobs to India! Has any one ever tried to talk to these union guys on the phone “I don’t know that is not my job.” Or “you will have to leave a voice mail for the person who handles it.” If it is not there job those union reps are worthless.
Yes, because outsourcing to India has not led to any problems witih customer complaints, reports of poor service and image problems for an American-based company.

You are not in a position where you make decisions and influence the actions of other...
Actually, when I worked for an outsourced contractor for AT&T, it seemed like the unionized call centers always had the good quality metrics (and were much more pleasant to deal with on a transfer).

But oh well. Logic isn't called for at times like...
yeah outsource the jobs that will be awesome. Put more people out of work...Like my friends and family....ur friends and family...yeah unions are horrible they pay their workers very well give great benifits. who wants that...i know i would totally ra...

Apr 6, 2009, 3:07 PM

Ronald Reagan STYLE!

Fire them all and hire COMPETENT workers that need work! With Obama as president we have no shortage of unemployed willing to jump all over these jobs!
This would be a good idea if the entire current workforce were incompetent.

And if experience had zero value.

And if training time for new employees was zero.

And if there were no reputation or morale penalty associated with being a dick just...
So True So True AT&T needs people like me and murmermer
I support the union man. They...(most) hard for whay they have. Like my buddy who works doin installs and repairs for U-Verse works 6 to 7 days a week and usually over 10 hour days. They deserve it. Its not like hiring someone for Mcdonalds or ...
I have a feeling that you are out of work and think that this is all about you.
Well guess what you are 300% wrong. None of the workers want to go on strike! Take it from me, I was there. I support the workers and if they strike I am happy to stan...

Apr 6, 2009, 11:26 AM


This affects landline services and not cell. We ratified our contract.
That's why I didn't say "AT&T Mobility".
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