More Than 20,000 AT&T Workers on Strike After Negotiations Stall

Aug. 26, 2019, 3:54 PM

More than 20,000 AT&T workers in the Southeast are on strike after the Communications Workers of America said the company sent representatives who lacked authority to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.

The strike is spread across nine states from North Carolina to Louisiana and involves customer service representatives as well as technicians who work on AT&T’s wireline telecommunications network. The workers walked off the job Aug. 24.

“They had not sent negotiators to the table who were able to make decisions,” CWA spokesperson Beth Allen said. “We’d make proposals and they would say that they were unable to give ...

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