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CWA MEMBERS STAGE RALLIES IN 11 CITIES; KICK OFF NATIONWIDE AT&T CONTRACT TALKS

 CWA MEMBERS STAGE RALLIES IN 11 CITIES;
 KICK OFF NATIONWIDE AT&T CONTRACT TALKS
 WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of union members participated in rallies calling on AT&T to "save good American jobs" in 11 cities across the country, in support of union contract bargaining. Tens of thousands more AT&T workers participated in worksite activities to show their support for the union negotiators in Washington.
 The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began joint negotiations for new three-year contracts with AT&T today at 2 p.m. in Washington for 127,000 union represented workers.
 CWA President Morton Bahr, IBEW President John Barry, and AT&T Chairman Robert Allen opened the formal negotiations.
 "AT&T is a service corporation, and it is AT&T employees who provide that service," Bahr said in his statement at the bargaining table. "Our members are the workers that AT&T promotes in its ad campaigns, as it tries to differentiate itself from its competitors in the service business.
 "But the experience of our members over the past few years belies the ad campaigns. AT&T workers have been demoralized. If they have not already lost their jobs, they fear they soon will. They can see no logic, no vision to the company's actions. They are angry, and feel betrayed by their employer. They feel frustrated in their attempts to protect their livelihoods and their families.
 "Our goal in these negotiations is to end the surpluses, end the layoffs and downsizing and re-establish employment security and job growth at AT&T, so that AT&T can, indeed be the company we all want it to be -- the leader in global telecommunications."
 Since the Bell System break-up in 1984, 133,000 union jobs have been slashed at AT&T, according to CWA.
 Rallies were held in front of AT&T buildings in the following cities:
 Morristown, N.J. Orlando, Fla.
 Richmond, Va. Dallas
 Pittsburgh San Antonio
 Atlanta Denver
 Dayton, Ohio San Francisco
 Lansing, Mich.
 CWA represents over 600,000 workers in telecommunications and other sectors in the United States and Canada, including 100,000 at AT&T. The IBEW represents 850,000 workers in telecommunications and other sectors in the United States and Canada, including 27,000 at AT&T.
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 /CONTACT: Jeff Miller or Gaye Williams Mack of the Communications Workers of America, 202-434-1172/ CO: Communications Workers of America ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


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