AT&T workers walk off job over suspension

AT&T workers picket in support of suspended co-worker. (WDTN Photo/Tyler Utzka)
AT&T workers picket in support of suspended co-worker. (WDTN Photo/Tyler Utzka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – About 150 AT&T employees walked off the job Wednesday afternoon in solidarity with a suspended co-worker.

The employees were protesting the one day suspension of a technician who was disciplined for misplacing a tool and having to travel off his route to retrieve it.

AT&T workers from several departments took part.

An AT&T spokesman released a statement to 2 NEWS that reads:

We’ve had a walk out by some employees in Dayton. A walk out is not in anybody’s best interest, and it’s unfortunate that the union chose to do that. We’re very prepared to continue serving customers, and are engaged in discussion with the union to get the employees back to work. We look forward with working with the union towards an agreement in our ongoing contract negotiations, and would encourage them to return to the bargaining table.

The Dayton AT&T union employees held an informational picket April 29 to bring light to contract negotiations currently underway in Chicago.

There are approximately 450 AT&T employees in Dayton. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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