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  •  But AT&T does the same thing to their workers. (6+ / 0-)

    Even though they are unionized, the same draconian cutbacks have happened at AT&T.

    AT&T eliminated pensions altogether for new employees, cut health care benefits, cut vacation time... on and on...

    Yet they can clearly afford to pay those benefits and wages. No real increases for years.  Probably not keeping even with inflation.  I'll have to check the wage tables to be sure, but the raises were minimal last time around.

    And AT&T's union contract with the CWA comes up in 2012.  Brace for more chopping, even though various areas of cellular service are setting new records.

    Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

    by YucatanMan on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 12:46:50 PM PDT

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