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Meyerson: T-Mobile Merger with AT&T is the Better Choice

In an article in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson, the editor-at-large, argues that the AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA is the best possible outcome for T-Mobile's workers. While T-Mobile considered a merger with Sprint, their employees will receive far greater worker's protection with AT&T. Read More »

Teamsters Strongly Support the AT&T and T-Mobile USA Merger

Union groups across the country are rallying support for the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The merger will expand high-speed wireless broadband to 97 percent of the country, and provide T-Mobile's workers the freedom to choose to join 42,000 unionized workers at AT&T. Read More »

Civil Rights, Labor Groups’ Recommendations to Correct “Vast Disparities in Access” to Broadband

In a letter to FCC Commissioners, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) joined the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), the National Urban League, NAACP and other civil rights organizations to urge the Commission to broaden the reach of broadband access through the Lifeline and Link-Up programs, and to implement the Lifeline pilot projects that were proposed in the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

CWA Senior Director George Kohl in Politico on T-Mobile Acquisition

The Communications Workers of America's Senior Director for Research and Development George Kohl was featured in Politico's Morning Tech on April 19, talking about AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Receives Broad Organizational Support

The recently announced merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received the support of dozens of organizations from across the country. Statements from technology, labor, and minority groups emphasize the boost to broadband, diversified workforce, and digital inclusion that would come with the larger telecommunications entity. Read More »

A Good Merger for a Change

AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of its smaller cell-phone rival T-Mobile has been widely criticized as anti-competitive and bad for consumers. Normally, I would be joining in such a chorus, but this is a special case. Read More »

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Announced Acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T

Yesterday's announcement of the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T has important, positive implications for consumers in the U.S. and Germany, for the U.S. telecom workforce and for our country's economic future. Read More »

MMTC: Status of Civil Rights at FCC is Getting Worse

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), a Speed Matters partner, released a statement along with a coalition of like-minded organizations, that calls for the FCC to improve minority entrepreneurship and equal employment issues. The FCC took a step in the right direction by recognizing the barriers that exist in a March 1 report, "Identifying and Eliminating Market Entry Barriers for Entrepreneurs and Other Small Businesses." Read More »

VoIP Is Voice by any Other Name

More and more telephone calls are now transmitted over the Internet. These are called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls. Should telephone calls delivered using VoIP technology be subject to the same rules and consumer protections as traditional telephone calls? Read More »

National Labor Relations Board Upholds Worker’s Rights, Even on Facebook

Facebook and other social media websites are pushing talk around the office water cooler into a whole new space. But can employers take action when employee conversations about work move online? Read More »

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