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AT&T Workers Reject Proposed Contract Deal

Aaron Pressman Fortune
The now-rejected proposed contract deal included wage hike totaling 11% over four years and some job security promises, but also increased employees' healthcare contributions to cover insurance premiums to 29% by 2020.

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AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse

Noam Scheiber New York Times
Workers are also frustrated that they are being asked to pay more of their health-insurance costs, he added, and that changes in retail workers’ commissions have limited or reduced their take-home pay. As part of its next contract, the union wants to bar AT&T from changing its commission structure unilaterally.
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