October 29, 1991 |
Union Plans to Organize NCR Workers: Officials of the Communications Workers of America, which represents more than 100,000 AT&T workers, said it will seek to organize employees of NCR Corp. in the wake of the merger of the two companies. About 40 CWA members from across the country staged an informational picket line outside NCR's headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Under the merger, NCR became a subsidiary of AT&T. About 1,400 of NCR's 28,000 U.S. workers are organized.
September 23, 1989 |
In what could set the stage for another California phone strike, the membership of the Communication Workers of America rebuffed its leaders Friday by voting resoundingly to reject a contract that was tentatively approved last month by union and Pacific Bell negotiators. The tentative settlement had ended a two-week work stoppage by more than 40,000 employees. The vote against ratification was announced in Oakland, where ballots submitted by workers from 30 CWA locals were tallied.
August 20, 1989
Random negotiations were under way in the telephone walkout against three regional "Baby Bell" companies. Bell Atlantic and the Communications Workers of America, having reached a tentative pact, conducted talks on local issues, and a company spokesman said he was optimistic the Tuesday midnight deadline would be met.
August 19, 1989 |
Pacific Bell officials said Friday that "substantial progress" has been made this week toward resolving a 13-day-old strike by 40,000 telephone workers, but officials of the Communications Workers of America said they are less optimistic about the possibility of a quick settlement. Both sides maintained their policy of refusing to discuss any specifics of what are described as "informal" conferences between their chief negotiators.
August 10, 1989 |
No progress was reported Wednesday in informal talks in Oakland between Pacific Bell and representatives of 42,000 striking telephone workers in the fourth day of a work stoppage that also involves two regional telephone companies on the East Coast. As the strike continued, tensions were high outside phone company offices.
August 9, 1989 |
Eileen Colson, a 38-year-old Pacific Bell clerk, was walking a picket line in Burbank with her 6-year-old daughter, Kristen. It was her first time on a picket line. Colson, one of more than 150,000 striking employees at three regional U.S. telephone companies in California and 14 other states, was upset because her union had told her the proposed contract would require her to pay for a greater share of her health-care benefits. "Don't take it away from us," she said emotionally.