Monday, February 20, 2012

Atlanta Teamsters demand AT&T rescind 740 layoffs

AT&T wants to lay off 740 employees, but they won't do it without a fight from Atlanta Teamsters, CWA members, Occupy Atlanta members and Jobs With Justice.

The video above is a raw excerpt from Valentine's Day rally at 675 W. Peachtree Building in Atlanta

Workers Independent News also did a feature about the rally. Teamsters Local 728 President Randy Brown was quoted:
It’s about you and I. Us standing together against the 1 percent that are doing everything they can to look after theirself and doing everything they can to take care of the very top and the corporations. More money, more money, more money.
The full WIN story is here.

According to the AT&T and Corporate Greed Facebook page,
Tomorrow (2/21/12) AT&T workers affected by the layoffs have been summoned to a meeting at 675 West Peachtree street to get their official layoff notice. These meetings are at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
This is devastating news for any worker to receive. Occupy Atlanta, Jobs... with Justice and other allies will be there to support them. There will be a press conference at noon to address AT&Ts greed and to hear the stories of some of the workers who just learned they were laid off.
We need occupiers at the AT&T building to help serve pastries and donuts and to show the AT&T workers that we stand with them.
The event will start at 8:45 AM and go until 2:00 PM. See you there.
We will maintain a presence on the sidewalk at 675 West Peachtree until AT&T rescinds all 740 job layoffs or guarantees that each worker will have wage/benefit protection when they are moved to a new position.
Our Teamster brothers and sisters will be there. Solidarity!