Kauai Workers Join Nationwide AT&T Strike

LIHUE (aloha.social) - Kauai AT&T workers have joined over 21,000 AT&T Wireless workers in Hawaii & nationwide in a strike after months of failed union negotiations.  Protesters camped outside the AT&T Wireless location on Kuhio Highway demanding better pay and less outsourcing.

 

The countries largest telecom company, AT&T employs more than 200,000 workers. Union workers are asking AT&T for higher wages due to rising healthcare costs, increased outsourcing, and more transparent scheduling practices.

Due to union agreements, protesters were not allowed to give their name to aloha.social. One of the Kauai protesting workers anonymously stated "They keep asking us to do more, while continuing to try to pay us less. We simply want a fair deal."

Workers Claim:

AT&T Mobility made $13 billion in profits in 2016 and CEO Randall Stephenson took home 28.4 million in 2016...the company continues to demand more work for less pay.
Source: Strike Flyer

two anonymous members of mobility workers union

AT&T's Response:

"What’s most important is we’re all family, whether you’re a union member or not," and "Like any family we have our disagreements but we’ll sort them out."
Source: Buzzfeed News

Kauai's Best Interest?

Since AT&T is a national company, it's profits are sent away from Kauai. Higher pay for Kauai workers supports Kauai's economy as more money stays here on island.

Your Thoughts?

What's your opinion about the Kauai AT&T strike? We'd love to hear your feedback, your input matters! Leave a comment below...

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is the founder, editor and business marketing strategist for aloha.social. He lives in Kauai and specializes in helping people connect with their ideal audience.

2 thoughts on “Kauai Workers Join Nationwide AT&T Strike

  • May 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm
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    Props to all workers striking! Its so infuriating that corporations make so much off the back of their workers and customers and can’t pay fair share of wages and taxes. We cant allow corporations to take advanrage of us and yet when it comes to telecom companies its hard to support a mom and pop option

    • May 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm
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      Good point Benjahmin. There isn’t a mom and pop option, so we really have to focus on supporting local in other ways.

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