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Posted On: May 19, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job for three days starting Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven't won a fair union contract by then. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions. This weekend we are sending AT&T a message that we are united and ready to fight.
 
This will be the biggest strike in the United States since Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. The strike would include 21,000 retail and call center workers at AT&T Wireless across the country, and 19,000 AT&T West landline and DIRECTV workers in California and Nevada, along with landline workers in Connecticut.
We are asking you to email all of your members and supporters, and let them know about this important strike. And we are asking you to mobilize to bolster our picket lines this weekend. You can access a package of support information here, including a version of this letter, another possible version of an email blast, and social media materials. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3AE1ah7Z4ascWxpMG1iZE5VNEk?usp=sharing
 
Click here to find a location near you and RSVP. We’ll be back in touch to let you know if there is no settlement and we are on strike Friday. [https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/strike-at-att-mobility]
 
If you can’t join us on the picket line, click here now to send an email to CEO Randall Stephenson to say you stand with workers fighting for good jobs. [https://actionnetwork.org/letters/send-a-message-to-ceo-stephenson?source=YOURORGNAME]
 
Workers at AT&T have seen benefits get more and more expensive year after year and have watched as AT&T downgrades and offshores thousands of jobs. And this isn’t just about AT&T, which is the 10th largest company in the country and made $13 billion in profits last year. We have to take a stand to say working people can’t be used and abused while companies make billions off our backs.
 
If workers do hit the street on Friday, they will be striking to protect their jobs (which are being outsourced left and right), preserve affordable health care, and stop their wages from stagnating.
 
Please sign up here to join a picket line either Friday, Saturday or Sunday! [https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/strike-at-att-mobility]
 
This fight is bigger than AT&T, this is about working people standing up to corporate power for good jobs and a better future. I hope you’ll join AT&T wireless workers on the picket line this weekend.
 
In Solidarity,

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