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AT&T is giving $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees after tax bill

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President Donald Trump cheered a massive overhaul of U.S. tax laws at the White House on Wednesday, saying "we broke every record." (Dec.

17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

Los Angeles Times

An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas-based telecommunications giant. The strike follows a protracted dispute between AT&T and union members affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, District 9, who have been working without a contract for nearly a year. Workers say they have been increasingly asked to perform the duties of higher-paid employees without the same level of compensation. Union members also have been upset by AT&T's closure of U.S. based call centers, including a facility near Anaheim, to hire workers in overseas locations. They contend that AT&T has moved thousands of call center jobs in recent years to the Philippines, Mexico and other countries.

AT&T and union workers in California and Nevada reach tentative pact

Los Angeles Times

Telecommunications giant AT&T has reached a tentative agreement with a union representing 17,000 employees, including DirecTV technicians, in California and Nevada. The deal would mark the first time that DirecTV employees have been covered by a union contract, according to the union. AT&T acquired DirecTV, headquartered in El Segundo, in 2015. The tentative four-year agreement, announced late Friday, includes undisclosed pay hikes, job security measures, retirement benefits and "continued affordable healthcare," according to a statement by CWA District 9 Vice President Tom Runnion. Union members had been concerned about rising costs of healthcare as well as the company's move to shift jobs to foreign call centers to save money.

AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo promise bonuses or pay hikes once tax cut bill passes

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was finally passed on Wednesday. The bill is unpopular with Democrats and the American people, but AP economic analyst Josh Boak says we might see edits in the coming years.

AT&T says GOP tax bill will mean $1,000 bonuses for 200,000 employees

Washington Post - Technology News

AT&T said Wednesday that it plans to invest an additional $1 billion into its U.S. networks in 2018 and give hundreds of thousands of employees a one-time bonus following the passage of the Republican-led tax bill in Congress.