AT$T Starts Off 2012 With Job CutsJanuary 6, 2012- AT&T announced today it plans to further reduce headcount by eliminating jobs held by members of IBEW Local Union 21. These jobs cuts result from AT&Ts 2011 decision to close two centers in downtown Chicago. They will offer Voluntary SIPP packages to other employees in our jurisdiction.
In Chicago two surpluses were declared. In the center at 10 S. Canal, AT&T is declaring seventy-eight (78) employees surplus. At the 311 S. Washington center, AT&T is declaring thirty-four (34) employees surplus. Employees affected at both of these locations are covered under the Surplus language contained in our current collective bargaining agreement.