UPDATE: AT&T workers on strike

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE:

According to an update from Communications Workers of America, AT&T workers in 36 states and DC are on strike Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


ORIGINAL

If a contract proposal is not presented, AT&T workers are expected to strike.

According to Communications Workers of America "If AT&T does not present serious contract proposals by Friday, May 19 at 3pm ET, AT&T workers covered by the AT&T Mobility "Orange" contract and workers at AT&T West, AT&T East and DIRECTV will walk off the job."

Josh Gelinas AT&T Director, Communications released the following statement Friday:

A strike is in no one’s best interest, and it’s baffling as to why union leadership would call one when we’re offering terms in which our employees in these contracts – some of whom average from $115,000 to $148,000 in total compensation – will be better off financially.

We’re prepared, and we will continue working hard to serve our customers. This involves less than 14 percent of our employees.

What’s most important is we’re all family, whether you’re a union member or not. Like any family we have our disagreements but we’ll sort them out. We’ve reached 29 fair agreements since 2015 covering over 128,000 of our employees, and we’re confident we can do the same here.