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New York Attorney General, consumer groups call for investigation of Verizon, NY telecom industry

In a letter to the NYPSC, Schneiderman explained that reports and public hearings aren't enough. A formal proceeding in front of an administrative judge is required "to fully understand the impact of deregulation on consumers and businesses." Read More »

Elected officials, communities blast Verizon for failing FiOS buildout

In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind. Read More »

Thousands of Verizon Workers Rally for Fair Contract

The rallies come after Verizon, which makes $1 billion in profits every month, has refused to bargain constructively with its 39,000 employees over the terms of its contract, continuing to insist on the ability to outsource more jobs, increase health care costs by thousands of dollars a person and slash retirement security. Verizon also refuses to build the FiOS network throughout New York while abandoning proper maintenance on the traditional telephone network. Read More »

Lawmakers seek accountability for T-Mobile’s repeated labor law violations

A group of twenty lawmakers sent a letter to the CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, asking the German company to address T-Mobile’s repeated labor law violations. Read More »

Google Express workers seek union

More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations for better wages, safer working conditions, and fairer employment agreements. Read More »

NJ Rate Counsel takes action against Verizon

The Rate Counsel filed a petition seeking an investigation into a threatening letter Verizon sent its customers and an appeal of another agency's decision to end state regulation of Verizon’s pricing and service. Read More »

Consumer, civil rights, labor organizations urge FCC to protect customers in IP Transition

Twenty-nine consumer organizations signed a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to establish clear rules to protect customers as communications companies phase out their traditional copper wire service. Read More »

CWA urges FCC to address Verizon abuses

In meetings with the FCC, CWA urged the agency to move forward quickly to update its rules to protect consumers during this period of transition from copper to fiber networks -- and to prevent a repeat of Verizon's controversy following Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

FCC empowers consumers to stop robocalls

The FCC is closing loopholes and strengthening consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts. Read More »

CWA to White House Broadband Opportunity Council: No favoritism to labor law violators like T-Mobile

CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers. Read More »

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