An AT&T union joined the telecommunications giant this week to fight a state order that AT&T needs a cable television license for its Internet-based TV service in Connecticut.

The Communications Workers of America Local 1298 in Hamden organized a rally in Hartford on Oct. 18. The union, which represents nearly 5,000 AT&T workers, has been told the company may lay off 1,300 employees by the end of the year if courts uphold the decision by the state Department of Public Utility Control.