Aug 6, 2014

End of Sprint Bid for T-Mobile is Good News for Workers, Consumers

The merger of these two competing companies would likely have meant more job loss since both companies have a track record of offshoring U.S. jobs. Had the merger gone forward, the two companies likely would have bragged about new synergies that would enable them to cut even more U.S. jobs.

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Aug 5, 2014

Shared Services Agreements Reduce Media Diversity, Cost Jobs, and Make an End Run Around the FCC

In comments filed today, the Communications Workers of America called on the Federal Communications Commission immediately to direct broadcasters to disclose all radio and television shared service agreements (SSAs) and to rule that all sharing agreements create attributable ownership interests that must be counted in evaluating compliance with the FCC’s local broadcast ownership limits.

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Jul 31, 2014

New Executive Order Will Hold Federal Contractors Accountable for Workers’ Rights

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen issued this statement on President Obama’s announcement of an executive order to ensure that federal contractors follow the laws governing workers’ wages, working conditions and rights on the job.

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Jul 15, 2014

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

CWA and the NAACP call for Open Internet rule that is consistent with promoting job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.

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Jul 10, 2014

CWA: With Judiciary Committee Vote, Senate Moves Closer to Getting Big Money Out of Politics

The Senate moved closer to a vote on getting big money out of politics, with the full Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup and vote on S. J. Res. 19. It’s an historic action that, when fully enacted, will enable Congress and the states to limit political spending and get big money out of politics.

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Jul 2, 2014

CWA: ‘Un-carrier’ Bills Customers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Services They Never Ordered

The Communications Workers of America isn’t surprised that T-Mobile US is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for cheating wireless customers and pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Jun 30, 2014

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision

Today’s Harris v. Quinn decision by the U.S. Supreme Court undermines the ability of direct care workers to collectively bargain, by determining that these workers are “partial public employees” and may not be required to pay representation fees.

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Jun 26, 2014

CWA: Supreme Court Decision Shows Urgent Need for Senate Rules Reform

Today’s Supreme decision is a sharp reminder that the U.S. Senate functions under archaic procedures that must change. That’s especially true of the rule requiring a super-majority, or 60 votes, for the Senate to recess.

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Jun 18, 2014

Senate Subcommittee Action First Step Toward Restoring Democracy

Money isn't speech. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee has taken the first step to get big money out of politics.

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Jun 11, 2014

CWA Statement on AT&T/DirecTV FCC Public Interest Filing

A statement by the Communications Workers of America on the public interest filing on the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

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Jun 9, 2014

CWA Files Lawsuit to Force Christie to Follow the Law & Make Promised Pension Payment

The Communications Workers of America filed a lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie for refusing to make promised pension payments. The suit seeks to stop Christie from plundering $900 million from the 2014 budget’s appropriated pension payment and his intention to reduce the legally and morally committed $2.24 billion payment for Fiscal Year 2015 to less than $700 million.

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Jun 6, 2014

CWA: Shame on Deutsche Telekom

At the T-Mobile US (NYSE: TMUS) annual meeting, shareholders considered a proposal urging the Board of Directors to disclose how it assesses human rights risks in its operations and supply chain. In a shameful move, parent company Deutsche Telekom, which owns 67 percent of TMUS shares, voted against the proposal, and the proposal was defeated.

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Jun 5, 2014

T-Mobile Shareholders To Vote On Human Rights Risk Assessment Proposal

At today's annual meeting of T-Mobile U.S., stockholders are voting on a proposal urging the T-Mobile Board of Directors to disclose how it assesses human rights risks in its operations and supply chain.

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May 14, 2014

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers in Brooklyn Vote for CWA Representation

Huge victory for Verizon Wireless workers in Brooklyn! Despite intense management intimidation, workers vote for CWA representation.

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May 7, 2014

Congressional Leaders Address Progressive Activists at Capitol Hill Rally for Fair Trade

More than 1,000 union, public interest, environmental, consumer and good government activists rallied for fair, 21st century trade, then visited every congressional office.

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Apr 21, 2014

This is What Fast Means

AT&T's 'gigapower' fiber network is world changing. It means good jobs for CWA members and other workers, and will connect consumers, businesses and communities with speeds that are 100 times faster.

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Apr 21, 2014

CWA Statement on the UAW withdrawing objections to the Volkswagen Election

The Communications Workers of America stands with the United Auto Workers today as that union drops its objections to the NLRB representation election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Apr 8, 2014

NLRB Takes ‘Extraordinary Action’ to Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US

In an extraordinary decision, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has moved to consolidate recent unfair labor practice complaints that have been brought against T-Mobile US. The telecommunications company has been cited for its relentless and escalating attempts over the past 10 years to stop workers from obtaining union representation.

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Apr 2, 2014

CWA Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on McCutcheon v. FEC

Four years ago, the court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Today, the court’s 5-4 decision struck down aggregate contribution limits, so that one super-wealthy donor can now inject up to $3.6 million into our politics to candidates and parties -- shattering one of the remaining campaign finance laws on the books.

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Apr 1, 2014

Sprint May Owe $4.5 Million To Laid Off Call Center Workers

Sprint may owe up to $4.5 million in back pay to 1,440 workers laid off in March without the 60 days’ notice required by federal and state laws. The workers may also be eligible for Sprint employee benefits through May 17 under the laws. Sprint announced the call center layoffs on March 18, and said the jobs would end March 25, with pay through April 8.

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