Workers impacted by the AT&T call center closure, along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, will speak out against the company’s planned closure of several call centers and the loss of local jobs on Monday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m. in Meriden.
On Friday, February 22, AT&T announced its intention to close three call centers in Meriden. The company told the 89 workers at these locations, many of whom have been with AT&T for more than 30 years, that they would have to move to Tennessee or Georgia to continue their careers with AT&T. The centers scheduled to close provide support for AT&T’s network operations, including ensuring the reliability of 911 networks across 22 states.
Sen. Blumenthal will join with the affected AT&T workers, who are members of CWA Local 1298, to speak out against the closure of the call centers in Connecticut.
“AT&T should have to explain why it’s rolling out closure after closure, and upending lives of workers who’ve given the company so much,” said David Weidlich, President of CWA Local 1298. “To be out in front of the tax bill making promises about jobs and then pushing workers to relocate far away—there is simply no excuse. AT&T is profitable, there’s plenty of work to do in the company and no good reason why these jobs need to be moved out of Connecticut.”
What: Workers impacted by AT&T call center closure, along with Sen. Blumenthal, will speak out against the loss of local jobs
When: Monday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Outside AT&T office located at 84 Deerfield Lane, Meriden, CT