Frustrated by a lack of progress in contract talks, more than 17,000 AT&T union members in California and Nevada walked off their jobs on Friday.
The Communications Workers of America called a three-day strike to protest the nearly 13-month period that AT&T workers in California and Nevada have been without a contract. About 37,000 workers nationwide — as much as 14% of AT&T’s workforce — are expected to join in the weekend strike.
Workers are expected to return to work on Monday.
“We are fighting for good family-supporting jobs,” Bob Master, an assistant to the vice president of CWA District 1 in New York, said Friday. “We don’t think the company realizes...