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Facebook drivers vote union, get wage raise, benefits

Last week, Silicon Valley Facebook drivers approved a contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, raising wages and adding vacation, sick leave and family healthcare. Read More »

CWA and IBEW settle strike at FairPoint Communications

After months on the picket lines, New England CWA and IBEW workers will vote on a new Fairpoint contract. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

Apple’s mixed labor record

Recently, Apple released its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it reveals a major problem with coerced or 'bonded' labor. Read More »

Brooklyn CWA Cablevision workers ratify historic two-year contract

262 Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted by a strong margin at CWA Local 1109 on Saturday to ratify an historic two-year contract with the company. Read More »

Mr. Roberts, your mother on line two – and boy is she mad's Ronnie Polaneczky helped a couple with a big Comcast problem by calling "the ultimate authority at Comcast Corp. – Suzanne Roberts, the 92-year-old mother of the company's CEO." Read More »

Verizon confirms assets sell-off, CWA responds

Verizon has announced a massive sell-off of assets in two separate deals, and CWA immediately responds. Read More »

Wheeler formally announces Title II drive for broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject. Read More »

CWA Statement on Media Reports that Verizon May Sell Assets

CWA responds to reports in national business media reported that Verizon will sell off some wireline assets. Read More »

Verizon calls an end to FiOS build-out… again.

Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway. Read More »

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