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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 »

Outsourcing Means Fewer U.S. Workers

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, jobs in the wireless industry have been disappearing, even as revenues have climbed. Read More »

Disabled Can Increase Employment Opportunities With Assistive Technology

Among the people who benefit most from innovative online technologies are the disabled. The profoundly deaf can communicate as easily by email as the general population. People with mobility problems can without difficulty conference via Skype or other video service. But according to one estimate, only half of people with disabilities have adopted broadband. Read More »

Most Wired Hospitals Survey Shows Increased use of IT

The number of hospitals implementing intensive computerized record keeping and management has increased significantly in the last year. Health and Hospitals Network rates hospitals "based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology." Most Wired Hospitals have moved further than hospitals overall toward computerization. Read More »

Will Limited Bandwidth Capacity Raise The Costs of Streaming?

The news last week was about the sharp rise in Netflix fees. What was $7.99 a month for DVDs and streaming is about to double to $15.99. But, cautions The Wall Street Journal, Netflix and its competitors are apt to raise consumer costs well beyond simple fee hikes. Read More »

Unions Representing Millions World-Wide File Complaint Against T-Mobile USA

The two largest labor organizations in the world stood together to denounce T-Mobile USA’s practice of forcing managers to threaten and intimidate employees in America seeking the opportunity to vote on joining the Communications Workers of America. Read More »

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