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CWA Local 7250: Union blitzes all of AT&T’s non-union retail stores in Minnesota

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, February 17, 2024
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Workers at all 40-plus non-union AT&T “authorized retailers” across Minnesota got a visit in early November by activists from Communications Workers of America Local 7250.

For years, Local 7250 has protested AT&T’s moves to close company-owned, union-represented retail stores and replace them with so-called “authorized retailers” with outsourced ownership — and no union — while maintaining AT&T branding.

Local 7250 reported of the November store visits: “Across the ‘blitz’ we found appalling conditions in these non-union stores: workers making only $12/hour; frequently getting their commission reduced or rescinded for not hitting sales goals; often unsafely working by themselves; lack of basic training and support.”

“CWA 7250 will continue to push back at AT&T’s attacks on retail workers — and fight to expand the union to these non-union stores,” the union said.