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AT&T Southeast strike comes to an end

Posted at 8:11 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 14:23:12-04

The five-day strike for AT&T Southeast employees has ended.

Negotiators for the Communications Workers of America announced that members will return to work at noon today. Negotiators for the Communications Workers of America have reached a “handshake deal” with AT&T Southeast on a new collective bargaining agreement for more than 20,000 AT&T employees in nine states.

The strike began on Saturday, August 24. The workers claimed the strike was against what they were calling unfair labor practices by the company.

District Three, where the strike occurred, covers Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The CWA released the following statement on the end of the strike:

"CWA members' spirit and solidarity over the last four days showed the company that we would not back down until they bargained with us in good faith," said CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt. "This was a historic strike that showed the power that working people have when they join together."

Read more about the strike: AT&T employees across nine states are going on strike