Workers at AT&T Poised to Strike - Job action would be biggest U.S. strike in recent years, and first under Obama

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By x359209 - IU 560 Job Shop (dual card CWA)

IWW/CWA dual-carders in the heart of the struggle

At midnight April 5, 2009 contracts for most of the component groups
represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) at the
telecom giant AT&T have expired. After weeks of mobilizing, around
90,000 workers are poised to strike one of the largest and most
profitable multinational corporations. A job action by CWA would be the
largest and among the most significant labor action in the United
States since the UPS strike in 1997. It would also be the first major
strike under the Obama regime. The brewing confrontation could set the
tone for class struggle in the U.S. for the near future.