AT&T workers in Lubbock picket even before strike deadline - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/2/09

AT&T workers in Lubbock picket even before strike deadline

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Some local AT&T employees formed a picket line Thursday at 34th and Quaker, to offer information. Earlier this week, NewsChannel 11 told you how the company is working to reach a new contract with members of the Communications Workers of America. The local union represents about 350 line workers.

AT&T wants employees to pay more for health care costs. The current labor contract expires Saturday at midnight. After that, workers could either go on strike, extend their current contract, or work without a contract until an agreement is reached.

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Possible AT&T worker strike could affect Lubbock economy
AT&T spokesman Walt Sharp tells NewsChannel 11 negotiations could come down to the last hour, and CWA Local 6203 President David Patton says a strike would affect more than just the workers. He says it could have a negative affect on the Lubbock economy. 

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