AT&T is prosperous and its leadership is predicting a bright future. In 2017, AT&T had revenues of $160.5 billion and net income of $29.5 billion with capital investment of $22 billion. In the past three years, revenue has increased 9 percent, net income is up 120%, share price is up almost 29% and dividends are up 18%. AT&T is poised for new wireless opportunities – FirstNet and 5G – and to expand into video and entertainment.
This company is ready to grow, and CWA’s bargaining units are the foundation upon which AT&T’s future is being built. The CWA members are on the frontlines of AT&T’s growth, laying fiber, maintaining plant, installing and maintaining equipment, dealing with customers. We are the ones who build the networks and those customer relationships, and who create the needed stability for the company to grow. And yet our bargaining units are shrinking as our jobs are contracted out and offshored. CWA members are being laid off and our wages and benefits are being squeezed.
For that reason, CWA members should exercise their votes as shareholders, helping to shape the direction of the company and to establish principles that will govern the company. CWA has prepared this shareholders voting guide to offer some insight into the shareholder proposals in AT&T’s 2018 proxy statement. We encourage you to exercise your right to vote on this company’s future.
Read CWA’s REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS: VOTING ITEMS ON AT&T PROXY STATEMENT, click here: CWA Shareholder’s Voting Guide