Contract expires for local communication workers

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Communications workers of local 3407 are no longer under contract with AT&T. Their contract ran out at midnight Saturday. They now join communication workers across the nation whose contracts expired on April 4th.

Local workers picketed outside of the downtown Lake Charles office on Thursday, voicing concerns of higher health insurance costs and pay freezes.

Walt Sharp with AT&T says like other regions contract negotiations are ongoing and believes both sides are committed to reaching an agreement.

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