Utility Workers Lives Matter? Maybe not…

Do the lives of Utility Workers matter? Sure they do! But maybe not to some of their employers.  Some employers, such as AT&T, have policies against the carrying of weapons while on duty. As one AT&T employee put it, “AT&T has a policy against fighting back.”  That policy was evident on Monday November 28th, 2016 when an AT&T employee was shot during an attempted robbery in Berwyn, Illinois.

According to a press release from the City of Berwyn…

The victim was working on electrical panels in the 6300-block of Park Avenue around 11 a.m. when a male approached and demanded his wallet. When the worker tossed his wallet and attempted to flee, the suspect shot him the back.

 

This incident is proof that the merciless show no mercy. Even though the victim complied, he was still shot. The victim was left, by his employer

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