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."
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
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.
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