March 22, 2017

Urgent Actions for Today
(1) AT&T On Strike: Support Picket Lines Today

Our fellow union members in CWA working at AT&T are fighting cuts backs to their pension, benefits and job security.

Attend picket lines to show your support. Locations are listed below. Picket lines are active the entire day.

AT&T picket locations
Berkeley:   1201 5th St. (off Gilman)
Castro Valley: 2610 Norbridge Ave.
Hayward: 100 Orchard Ave.
Los Angeles: 6105 W. De Longpre
North Hollywood: 11270 Magnolia Blvd.
Oakland: 865 77th Ave.
1587 Franklin St.
545 West Grand
Pleasanton: 7240 Johnson Dr.
4400 Black Ave.
Sacramento: 2700 Watt Ave.
San Diego: 490 Main St. (Otay)
2850 Midway Dr.
9210 Miraeste Ct.
7910 Othello Ave.
10111 Prospect Ave. (Santee)
4255 Ruffin Rd.
7337 Trade St.
San Francisco: 1330 16th Street
430 Bush Street
Santa Cruz: 7070 Soquel Dr.

AT&T created a new category of workers (“premises technicians”) that has lower pay and benefits. Now management wants to move the work from union workers, who have won better working conditions, to those treated poorly, without bargaining rights. That is an unfair labor practice charge and the reason for the current strike.

Show your support for pensions, benefits and job security at AT&T by attending a picket line today.

(2) Call Your Congress Member: Don’t Take Away Healthcare from Millions
Republican Congressional leaders have put their health care repeal plan on a fast track. If it passes, the results will be devastating for working families.

Congress is expected to vote on Thursday on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office has said the new bill would end coverage for 24 million Americans, while giving a $600 billion tax cut to millionaires, drug companies and health insurers. Maps published by the New York Times make clear who loses.

Call your member of Congress now to tell them to vote NO on health care repeal. Dial 1-855-553-4489 or click here to connect to your member's office.

The UPTE E-Bulletin is prepared by UPTE-CWA President Jelger Kalmijn. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to write him at president@upte-cwa.org.