AT&T Inc. has extended talks about the contracts with the union officials about the 40,000 workers in America, which was set to be expired at midnight.
The workers from different units of AT&T have voted in the favor of the union, the Communications Workers of America, to call a strike before the expiration of the four of the labor contracts at midnight local time April 7. At that time contracts expired for nearly 10,000 workers in which 6000 workers are so-called legacy AT&T workers in different states and 4000 workers are in the eastern United States. AT&T said that the contract also covered around 13000 people (15000 people according to Union) in the Midwest. Another contract expired at midnight Pacific Time covering about 18000 workers in western states such as California and Nevada.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]AT&T, whose workforce is approximately 256,000, planned to cut costs in its wireline business due to its decline in recent years. Last time, the company faced a big strike in 2004, when 100,000 workers didn’t work for four days.