Local communication workers participate in multi-state strike

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Members of the CWA in Princeton striking on Tuesday.

Last Saturday, over 20,000 AT&T workers went on strike in nine southeastern states; employees in Princeton were among those workers.

According to Fortune, striking workers, mainly technicians and customer service representatives in AT&T's traditional wired phone and Internet business, were seeking better health care benefits and stronger job security, among other requests, after their prior four-year contract expired earlier this month.

Striking states were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

On Wednesday, Aug. 28., the Communications Workers of America ended the strike and workers were expected to go to work at 1 p.m. A settlement over these issues has yet to be made.