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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Jan 20, 2014

U.S. Regulators Should Make Clear that SoftBank-T-Mobile US Deal is Non-Starter

CWA says it would be "irresponsible" for regulators to approve SoftBank-T-Mobile US deal.

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Oct 30, 2013

CWA Commends Senate Confirmation of Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Oct 29, 2013

CWA: FCC Spectrum Auction Must be Open and Competitive

CWA President Larry Cohen said “an open and competitive auction in which every carrier and any other qualified bidder can participate equally on a level playing field” would best serve the public interest.

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May 2, 2013

CWA Statement on Appointment of Tom Wheeler to Head the FCC

CWA issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s appointment of Tom Wheeler to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Mar 12, 2013

CWA: Enforceable Job Protections Needed in T-Mobile/Metro PCS Merger

CWA expressed its disappointment that the FCC failed to incorporate enforceable job protections for workers as part of the T-Mobile and Metro PCS merger.

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Feb 8, 2013

Current and Former T-Mobile Workers Meet with FCC Commissioners

WASHINGTON, DC -- Current and former T-Mobile Call Center employees traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with three FCC Commissioners and the Chairman's Chief of Staff.

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Jan 28, 2013

Softbank/Sprint/Clearwire Review Must Include Build-Out Requirements, Address National Security

The Communications Workers of America urged the Federal Communications Commission to give close scrutiny to the Softbank/Sprint/Clearwire proposed deal, especially in terms of the concentration of spectrum and the lack of specific, verifiable planned build out by the merged company.

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Dec 17, 2012

Public Interest Organizations Join CWA In Asking FCC To Weigh Job Issues In Proposed T-Mobile Merger

In comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a broad array of leading national public interest groups said the proposed joining of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS should include FCC imposed conditions that preserve and grow jobs here in the United States, as well as bring back jobs from overseas.

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Nov 26, 2012

Communications Workers of America Asks FCC To Weigh Job Issues In Proposed T-Mobile-MetroPCS Merger

In comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said the proposed joining of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS presents the FCC with a golden opportunity to preserve and grow jobs here in the United States, jobs that would otherwise continue to head to foreign shores.

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Oct 3, 2012

CWA: Possible Deal Between T-Mobile and Metro PCS Means More Jobs Loss, Decline for Workers

The Communications Workers of America expressed serious concern tonight as rumors swirled around a potential link up between T-Mobile USA and Metro PCS. Discussions are ongoing but it seems that Deutsche Telekom is looking to use the proposed deal as a way to monetize T-Mobile USA and potentially sell assets over time.

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Aug 23, 2012

CWA: FCC Decision on Big Cable Deal Will Kill Jobs, Harm Consumers

The FCC's unanimous vote on the Big Cable deal will kill jobs and hurt consumers.

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Aug 16, 2012

DOJ Decision on Verizon-Big Cable Deal Destroys Competition, Jobs

This is the statement CWA issued today on the U.S. Justice Department’s decision approving the Verizon Wireless-Big Cable deal.

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Aug 16, 2012

CWA: Justice Department Decision on Verizon-Big Cable Deal Destroys Competition, Jobs

The U.S. Justice Department’s decision today to approve the Verizon Wireless-Big Cable deal is exactly the wrong one for workers, consumers and communities. The result is a massive Verizon Wireless/cable/content monopoly, job cuts, higher prices, and fewer choices.

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Aug 9, 2012

CWA Releases TV Ad on Verizon-Big Cable Deal In D.C., PA and VA

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is releasing a television ad explaining the pitfalls of the imminent deal between Verizon and the nation’s largest cable companies, and urging consumers to call the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to register their opposition to it.

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Aug 3, 2012

CWA: Regulators Looking to ‘Slam the Door on Our High Speed Future’

The FCC is making a big mistake if it allows former competitors Verizon, Comcast and cable companies to cross market services. It will kill jobs, competition and keep too many communities on the wrong side of the digital divide.

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Aug 2, 2012

Maryland Senators Criticize Verizon-Big Cable Deal

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) decried Verizon Wireless’s job-killing deal with big cable companies last week in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department.

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Jul 30, 2012

In Letter To FCC And DOJ, Mikulski And Cardin Warn Against Job-Killing Verizon-Big Cable Deal

As opposition to the Verizon-big cable deal mounts, U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin sent a letter on Thursday to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlining the harmful impact the current deal would have in Baltimore and across Maryland, and urging the FCC and DOJ (Department of Justice) to consider the negative effects on middle-class jobs and access for low-income consumers.

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Jul 10, 2012

CWA Study: Verizon Wireless Cable Deal is Job Killer

The proposed deal between Verizon Wireless and the big cable companies will cost workers and communities 72,000 jobs, according to a new report by the Communications Workers of America.

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Jul 9, 2012

U.S. Representatives from Across Country Express Concern over Proposed Verizon/Big Cable Deal

Today, 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski expressing concern about the proposed Verizon Wireless/Big Cable deal’s impact on consumers in their districts and across the country. The letter urges the FCC to ensure that the final agreement falls in line with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 by preserving a healthy level of competition in the industry. In its current form, the proposal would eliminate competition by allowing the companies to cross-market each other’s products—thereby killing or preventing the creation of thousands of jobs, deepening the digital divide between cities and wealthy suburbs, reducing consumer choice, and raising prices.

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