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5/19/04-Tyler

SBC Workers to Strike

SBC faces the strike of more than 100,000 workers are after a deadlock in contract negotiations Workers will strike from Friday at 12:01 a.m till Tuesday at 12:01 a.m.
SBC and the Communications Workers of America, the union representating the workers, were unable to reach an agreement over job security and health care costs.
In a statement to KLTV, SBC Spokesperson Amanda Ray said "SBC stands ready for further discussion. After more than 3 months of negotiations and 6 proposals, we are disappointed that we do not have closure on the very strong proposal that we have on the table."
SBC says measures are in place to prevent the strike from affecting customer service.

Story by Maya Golden, mgolden@kltv.com

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