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AT&T, union agree to five-day extension of negotiations

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports a settlement was not reached with the Communications Workers of America by the 11:59 p.m. EDT Aug. 4 expiration of the core wireline contract in the Southeast region, but the company and union have agreed to a five-day extension of contract negotiations.

The contract was extended until 11:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 9. It covers more than 22,000 wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The ongoing negotiations reflect the spirit of the longstanding relationship between the company and the union, according to AT&T.

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  1. Unions are so greet…

    GE is Moving from Wisconsin.

    Keep your eye on Waukesha,Wisconsin.
    their biggest employer just moved out. General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha,Wis., to Beijing. In addition to moving the headquarters,
    the company will invest $2 billion in China and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers.

    This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year, but paid no taxes – the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the United States.

    So let me get this straight. President Obama appointed GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar). Immelt is supposed to help create jobs. I guess the President forgot to tell him in which country he was supposed to be creating those jobs. Thanks Jeff, you’re a “real” American… give Barrack our Best! If this doesn’t show you the total lack of leadership of this President, I don’t know what does. Please pass this information to others and think about it before you buy a GE product.

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