Sep 18, 2014

CWA: AT&T/DIRECTV Merger Will Advance Broadband Buildout and Benefit Consumers, Workers

The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs, the Communications Workers of America said in comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission. CWA urged the Commission to move forward expeditiously to approve the transaction.

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Sep 16, 2014

CWA: AT&T/DIRECTV Merger Will Advance Broadband Buildout and Benefit Consumers, Workers

The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs, the Communications Workers of America said in comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission.

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Aug 29, 2014

National Day to Fight for Families

I was proud yesterday to stand with more than 2,000 protesters demanding that President Obama use his authority to enact relief for Immigrants.

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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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Jul 31, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Agreement Ratified

Alcatel-Lucent Agreement Ratified

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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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May 19, 2014

CWA Statement on AT&T/DirecTV Deal

CWA is optimistic that this deal will improve services and make even more content available for millions of customers.

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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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Feb 13, 2014

CWA: Regulators Should Scrutinize Comcast-Time Warner in Terms of Cost, Competition, Public Interest

The bid by Comcast Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal must be carefully reviewed by federal regulators.

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Feb 3, 2014

Medicare Retiree Health Exchange Project

AT&T is preparing to send another mailing to retirees next week. Draft versions of the mailing are attached. There are two important developments to note:

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Jan 23, 2014

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

CWA released this statement on news reports that SoftBank, which owns nearly 80 percent of Sprint, is engaged in direct talks with Deutsche Telekom to buy T-Mobile US.

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Nov 4, 2013

NLRB Moves Forward On Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against T-Mobile US

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon announced that the U.S. government would prosecute T-Mobile US for violating U.S. labor law.

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Aug 1, 2013

FCC Should Deny Verizon Bid to Replace Wireline Communications in Areas of NY, NJ

CWA urged the Federal Communications Commission to deny Verizon’s application to end wireline communications to residents and businesses in some areas of New York and New Jersey.

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Jul 30, 2013

CWA District 7 Announces Tentative Agreement with CenturyLink

CWA D7 reaches tentative agreement with CenturyLink. Details are being provided to CWA District 7 members and locals, and a ratification vote will be scheduled.

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Jul 19, 2013

FCC Expansion of E-rate Will Mean Higher Speed Networks for Schools, Libraries

CWA issued a statement on today's Federal Communications Commission vote to update the E-rate program.

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Jun 27, 2013

Bargaining Update

Negotiations with AT&T Internet, University of California, The Washington Post, and Kaleida Health.

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Mar 21, 2013

Community, Political Pressure Force Cablevision-Optimum to Rehire 22 Illegally Fired Workers

A strong support campaign by community leaders and NYC elected officials convinced Cablevision-Optimum to rehire the 22 workers it illegally locked out and fired seven weeks ago.

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Mar 15, 2013

CWA Members Vote Down Tentative Contract at Verizon Southwest

Members of the Communications Workers of America at Verizon Southwest have voted down a tentative agreement. The agreement covers about 2,200 workers in Texas. The CWA bargaining team is meeting to review next steps.

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Mar 14, 2013

Enforceable Job Protections Needed in T-Mobile-MetroPCS Merger

The T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger won the Federal Communications Commission’s stamp of approval this week without even a vote. Instead, the agency’s staff approved the deal in a bureau-level decision, typically reserved for routine transactions.

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Mar 12, 2013

CWA Statement on Federal Approval of T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger

We expect T-Mobile USA to keep its word that not only will the company grow and retain call center jobs here in the United States, but that it will do the same for network technician positions as well. T-Mobile has now said publicly that the ‘synergies model’ they shared with the Federal Communications Commission assumes no layoffs, and we’ll hold them to that.

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