The sun is rising on a brand new day, and the deadline for signing a new contract between AT&T Mobility and the CWA has expired with no agreement. With a strike already authorized by 85% of the AT&T Mobility workers represented by the Communication Workers of America, 20,000 workers at AT&T Mobility face the prospect of walking a picket line as soon as today. The vote to strike still needs to be ratified by the CWA executive board. Once that takes place, the union president must agree and then a strike date is set. According to the CWA's bargaining team, very little progress has been reached in talks with management and many more issues need to be resolved. The number 2 carrier said that voting to strike is a normal part of the process of collective bargaining and that it has more unionized employees than any other networker. As we reported earlier, if there is a strike, it would affect sales reps and other employees at AT&T Mobility stores. The 20,000 employees affected work in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, the mid-West and Mountain States and on the West Coast.