Over 35,000 workers from AT&T started a weekend long strike Friday after the company was accused by their union of not making a fair proposal while in contract negotiations. Just over 50% of the employees work in the wireless business at AT&T, primarily in retail stores and call centers, and since February have not had a long term contract. air max 1 pas cher The workers are part of the Communications Workers of America union, which complained that AT&T is sending jobs at the call center overseas and diverting its retail jobs to what the company calls authorized retailers that are not owned by AT&T and are not unionized where wages as well as benefits are lower. One union official said the bottom line was this was about good jobs, but there is no productive exchange taking place. air max pas cher The union has estimated that AT&T cut 12,000 jobs from call centers in the U.S. the past 6 years while creating similar jobs overseas. However, union officials said AT&T rebuffed their request to receive data that could clarify that practices as well as other changes to the workforce. Goedkoop Adidas Y-3 Workers are upset they have been asked to increase what they pay for health insurance costs and that changes in the commissions for retail workers have reduced or limited the amount of pay they take home. The union, as part of its new contract, wants to stop AT&T from altering the commission structure without input from the union. A spokesperson for AT&T said the company has offered its wireless workers increases in wages and pension and called the strike baffling. AT&T sales workers, said the company spokesperson, were being paid well by standards in the industry, citing average annual pay of more than $68,000 close to twice the amount for retail workers. Fjallraven Kanken Classic The AT&T spokesperson said the company successfully negotiated new contracts that cover close to 130,000 workers the past two years and less than 5 of more than 25,000 retail employees lost their jobs the past year due to stores being closed. Fjallraven Kanken Classic UK Union officials say that some stores of the company were converted to non-company locations, and that much of the growth recently in the work force for retail occurred in non-company locations. With more than 200,000 employees across the U.S., AT&T is the largest telecom company in the nation.