Tulsa AT&T Workers Protest

Friday, April 10th 2009, 4:14 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Local AT&T workers are protesting what they call corporate greed.

Union members gathered outside the downtown Tulsa office building, carrying signs and chanting.

The union and AT&T are negotiating a new contract. Their old one expired last weekend.

Workers are upset, saying AT&T wants to cut jobs and increase healthcare costs.

"They made over $12.9 billion in profits last year," Tulsa CWA spokesman Dave Ratcliff said. "So, as long as they are making a substantial profits, there's no reason that the employees should not have a fair contract."

The workers have approved a strike, but are hoping it doesn't come to that.