NEW YORK (AP) — The Communications Workers of America and AT&T say that the 20,000 workers in the Southeast who went on strike over the weekend are coming back to work Wednesday.
The union and the company would not say what was resolved to end the four-day action.
The union had protested that AT&T was not sending officials who had the authority to make decisions to bargain over a new contract.
The workers who walked off are technicians and customer service representatives for AT&T’s “wireline” home and business internet and phone division in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
AT&T said, “striking wireline employees are returning to work today in the Southeast region. We’ve been working with the union’ s bargaining team and we’ve been committed throughout the process to reaching a fair agreement. Out of respect for the bargaining process we don’t have anything else to add at this time.”
The company’s cellphone division was not affected.
AT&T is the country’s No. 2 wireless carrier after Verizon and one of the biggest broadband providers.