(PPN) – AT&T workers are on strike again. The company may possibly lose 40,000 employees or less than 14 percent of its total workforce after a three-day strike on Friday. The long time service provider failed to reach an agreement with the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier over new contracts.
This is the first time that AT&T wireless workers are on strike, however, in March, AT&T wireline workers went on strike in Nevada and California.
The workers are demanding wage increases that cover rising healthcare costs, job security against outsourcing, affordable healthcare and a fair scheduling policy.A
According to Communications Workers of America (CWA) said on Wednesday that wireless workers across 36 states and Washington, D.C. would walk-off their jobs if an agreement was not reached by Friday 3 p.m. ET.
The groups on strike represent four different union contracts, the CWA said.