A union contract between AT&T and union members represented by Communications Workers of America slated to expire on Aug. 3 was extended to Aug. 10 as negotiations continue.
AT&T Southeast, which includes workers in Louisiana and eight other states, has been negotiating with the union since June 24.
AT&T Southeast members voted in late July in favor of a strike if an agreement isn't reached by the time the contract expires.
AT&T Southeast has 20,000 workers across Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
In early August, AT&T reached agreements with unions that cover the Midwest region with 8,000 employees across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and another AT&T legacy union that represents 3,000 employees.
Union members working for AT&T voted this week to authorize a strike in Louisiana and eight other states if negotiations with the Dallas-b…