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AT&T workers strike local retail stores

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Retail workers of AT&T walked out of their stores Friday after contract negotiations between AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) hit a roadblock.
 
CWA Local 7621 President Dirk Marsden said workers are concerned about the company's "off-shoring" call center and other jobs, compensation plans, and health care.  
 
Local workers joined about 40,000 other union members nationwide for a three-day strike beginning at noon Friday.
 
Marsden said workers would return to their jobs at local AT&T stores on Monday.
 
In a statement, AT and T said it had contingencies to serve customers if the strike were to continue beyond Monday. The company remained confident a "fair agreement" can be reached.

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