Leaked internal documents confirmed many of the 1,800 planned job cuts. One AT&T surplus declaration exhibits that greater than 900 of the surplus jobs come from the corporate’s Southeast division in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This doc attributes a lot of the cuts to “economic” causes and a few to “technological/operational effectivity.”
Individually, the beforehand talked about letters from AT&T to CWA District 6 list about 550 job cuts within the Southwest division in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The letters say that job cuts are being made “as a result of a reduction in workload.”
There are additionally about 330 pending job cuts in AT&T’s Midwest division, Allen informed Ars.
The 1,800 surplus jobs are along with 368 introduced final month in AT&T’s West division, which affected some staff in Nevada and a more significant number in California, Allen stated.
AT&T provides wireline service in 21 states.
CWA also launched four reports final week detailing AT&T wireline network problems in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. CWA argues that AT&T is “abandoning” rural communities in these states by permitting its landline networks to fall into disrepair. CWA has been bargaining with AT&T for new contracts in these states.
“Because of the 20 % workforce reduction at AT&T [in Ohio], customers are experiencing poor service on account of lack of plant maintenance and long waits for repairs to repair issues,” CWA’s report on AT&T’s network in Ohio stated.
AT&T informed Ars that it is investigating the specific issues raised within the reports “and can make wanted repairs.”