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AT&T workers vote on striking

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Union workers at AT&T Mobility in South Mississippi have voted on whether to strike as part of an effort to get an in increase wages and benefits.

Eric Cox, treasurer for the Communications Workers of America Local 3519, said the company’s 400 employees are in contract negotiations.

The workers, who handle customer service calls, held a strike vote yesterday.

Cox said the ballots were mailed to the national union office in Washington.

The results should be back in about a week.

Marty Richter, a spokesman for AT&T Mobility, said the company began negotiations with offices and call centers in the Southeast region March 29.

The Mississippi Press reports some workers picketed yesterday in Ocean Springs.

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