The company AT&T informed the union of Communications Workers of America, which plans to cut more than 3,400 jobs and technical office in the united States during the next few weeks.
The company also will close more than 250 of its stores, Mobility, and Cricket Wireless, which would impact 1,300 jobs retail.
AT&T added that the closures of the stores reflect the change to growing consumer purchases via the internet.
In response to the announcement of AT&T, the union argued that the company should lead the recovery efforts by the economic crisis that has represented the pandemic coronavirus (Covid-19) instead of laying off employees in the midst of the emergency.
The president of the Communications Workers of America, Chris Shelton, pointed out that the CEO of AT&T, Randall Stephenson, described the pandemic as a “time of war”.
“If we are in a war to keep our economy going during this crisis, why AT&T says goodbye to the troops?”, he questioned in a written statement, in response to the announcement of layoffs.
The pandemic coronavirus has impacted the global economy with an unprecedented speed.