(DALLAS) — AT&T announced on Sunday that it will continue to negotiate with one of its unions after it failed to reach agreement to renew four contracts by the April 7 deadline, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Employees in the Communications Workers of America union will work under the terms of the expired contract while negotiations continue. The four contracts–East, Legacy T, Midwest and West–cover almost 40,000 employees.
The CWA has been pushing to address issues such as weekend days off and health-care benefits. The union represents around 16 percent of AT&T’s 256,000 employees.
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