Thousands Of AT&T Employees Return From Strike

Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees.

A Communications Workers of America union local official had said Wednesday that AT&T was asking technicians who install cable to also work outside maintaining phone and cable wires, which is a higher-paid job. The CWA said Thursday that AT&T will no longer require technicians to do work tasks that they weren't trained to do.AT&T's statement says the dispute has been resolved, but it provided no details.

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Spokesman Steve Maviglio says AT&T is still talking with the union and that negotiations continue over new contracts for workers.

"Our goal is to continue to provide our employees with high-quality careers with wages and benefits that are among the best in the country," says Mavigilo.

The strike had taken people who install cable and phone service and who work in call centers off the job. AT&T says it had contingency plans.


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