LAS VEGAS - MetaSwtich counted 635 attendees at its Forum event this week, but the numbers would have been higher if AT&T wasn't on high alert due to the potential threat of a work action by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Anyone classed as "management" at AT&T needs to stick close to the office until a new contract is signed, because such employees would be called on to fill in for striking union workers. Being away for an extended period of time is to be avoided - ruling out significant business travel and doubly so for out-of-town events.
AT&T is one of MetaSwitch's Tier 1 customers and reportedly has sent representatives to past user conferences.
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