NEW YORK Jan 30 AT&T Inc said on
Wednesday that wireline workers failed to ratify a new four-year
labor contract that would have covered about 20,000 of its
employees in the U.S. Southwest.
The telephone company said it would continue to work with
the Communications Workers of America union to reach an
agreement. The current labor contract expires on April 6.
AT&T wireline employees represented by the CWA had ratified
three-year contracts for the Midwest region and a three-year
contract for the Southeast region, collectively covering about