CWA, AT&T square off on health care
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is singling out health care as the biggest issue in current contract negotiations. On Monday, CWA issued a release rejecting AT&T's comparisons between its business and the U.S. auto industry.
Since AT&T made $12.9 billion in profits last year and is on track for "solid growth" this year, while the auto companies have lost billions over a number of years, one might concede that CWA has a point.
CWA is calling for AT&T to "step up" and show leadership on national health care reform.
Apparently, AT&T is pressing to have union members pay more for health insurance, but CWA has so far refused to compromise.
AT&T labor contracts expire, CWA members report to work "for now".
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