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AT&T Sued Over Planned Layoff Of 713 Unionized Workers

Law360, Houston (January 2, 2018, 3:02 PM EST) -- The union Communications Workers of America AFL-CIO asked a Texas federal court Saturday to intervene in AT&T's planned termination of 713 employees, alleging the move violates the collective bargaining agreement between the parties.

The union named AT&T units Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., AT&T Services Inc. and DirecTV LLC as defendants in the lawsuit, which alleges that the planned reduction in the workforce, including 152 premises technicians who install television and internet service, constitutes a bad faith effort to diminish the power of the employee bargaining unit....
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