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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 »

Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

First Contract at Purple Communications

Members of American Sign Language Interpreters United, a unit of the CWA-TNG Pacific Media Workers Guild, have ratified their first contracts with Purple Communications. Read More »

Telecom trade group challenges new net neutrality rules

Trade group U.S. Telecom this week filed a federal court petition for a review of the new net neutrality rules. Read More »

Buried FTC report found Google altered search results

The Wall Street Journal was mistakenly sent a 2012 FTC report that concluded that Google was indeed, as suspected, altering search results. Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

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