Southeast workers rally in Atlanta amid contract talks with AT&T

Saturday, August 3, 2019
By Gracie Bonds Staples, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hundreds of AT&T workers and union leaders rallied outside the telecommunication giant’s Midtown Center on Saturday for fair wages and job security.

The event was organized by the Communications Workers of America, which represents more than 150,000 AT&T technicians, customer service and call center representatives and retail store employees. About 20,000 workers across the nine Southeastern states, including 4,000 in Georgia, are negotiating their contracts with the company.The four-year deal is set to expire at midnight Saturday.

Union officials recently described Saturday’s protest as a dress rehearsal for a possible strike should negotiations collapse.

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