As CWA District 4’s official FB account rightly points out, there is a quite a bit of hypocrisy shown here. As usual, AT&T hopes that it’s busy customers won’t notice the discrepancy between their words and their deeds.
The problem is that accusations of hypocrisy, right or wrong, matter little to the hypocrite. They already know they are dirt-bags, have internalized the concept, are comfortable with it even. It is we who built the network, and many of whom paused to fight for America, who should be furious.
AT&T doesn’t care much what we think about its hypocrisy..It (its managers) cares about money and reputation. When we workers internalize this we properly focus on job actions that lead to management humiliation and/or affect their bonuses.
To the CWA vets who stepped up “over there,” welcome home. There is some work to do here at home yet to secure the livelihood that you are owed by AT&T for your service. As usual, it will be up to the rank-and-file to get it done.