Of those 2,500 cuts, 75 are slated for Connecticut. That state’s attorney general isn’t taking the news well.
“AT&T has reached new heights of arrogance – dropping workers, deteriorating service and disregarding a Department of Public Utility Control ruling that it has failed to meet service standards,” Richard Blumenthal said in a prepared statement.
The axed jobs are supposed to come among engineers and technicians who maintain network services, raising questions about the quality of service AT&T will be able to provide.
Disgruntled workers rallied today in Connecticut; they were joined by representatives from the Communications Workers of America union.
“When does the greed end? We are talking about workers here. AT&T is lowering the bar on job stability along with customer service in Connecticut,” said Bill Henderson, president of CWQ Local 1298, according to a local TV station.
AT&T already has laid off about 1,000 people in the Constitution State.