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AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: The Best Chance for Job Security for T-Mobile Workers

If you repeat a made-up falsehood over and over again, will reasonable people start to believe it? That's what the critics of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger are hoping. They've manufactured a fact, claiming that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger will lead to 20,000 layoffs of T-Mobile workers. The problem is: they are just plain wrong. Read More »

Verizon Strike Causing Service Backups, Customer Complaints

According to The New York Times, "customers of its landline telephone, Internet and cable television service are reporting significant delays getting current lines repaired and new ones installed." In addition, Verizon officials "decided not to take any new orders for the first two weeks of the strike so they could focus on serving their current customers." Read More »

Striking Verizon Workers Are an Example to Us All

"The Verizon Corporation is asking its workforce to accept wage and benefit reductions--despite being a very profitable company," writes Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute. Read More »

U.S. Cell Phone Use Verging on Universal

The Pew Research Center revealed yesterday that cell phone usage continues to grow in number, and continues to expand in function. Read More »

House Members Wade Into Verizon Strike

Over a dozen members of the New York state Democratic congressional delegation, and two from other states, voiced support for 45,000 CWA and IBEW members on strike at Verizon. Read More »

Hispanic Arts Leader Supports AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In his August 8, 2011 opinion piece in Roll Call, Felix Sanchez refutes an earlier article that questions support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger in the Latino community. Read More »

Verizon Won’t Show Up For Good-Faith Bargaining

The strike by CWA and IBEW is at a standstill today because Verizon has been canceling bargaining sessions. Read More »

45,000 Workers on Strike at Verizon

More than 45,000 workers are on strike today at Verizon Communications. Bargaining continues. Since bargaining began on June 22, Verizon has refused to move from a long list of concession demands. As the contract expired, nearly 100 concessionary company proposals remained on the table. Read More »

Regulation Possible Over Internet Tracking

As most people know, virtually every move we make on the Internet is tracked by online publishers, advertisers and ad networks — and users have no simple ways to prevent it from happening. While a few companies have offered an online Do Not Track technologies, there is no universal method to enjoin companies from harvesting our personal data. Read More »

California Commission Hears Labor Views on AT&T/T-Mobile

The California Public Utilities Commission held the last of three public workshops on the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger. At the hearing, held in Los Angeles on July 21, 2001, labor joined community and business organizations to voice its support to the merger. Read More »

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