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Silicon Valley persists in lack of diversity, write Democrats

Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities. Read More »

Both houses of Congress tackle AT&T-DirecTV merger

As Congress examined the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, CWA urged subcommittee chairs to approve it, saying it will "expand high road labor standards and create substantive video competition.” Read More »

CWA Statement on AT&T/DirecTV FCC Public Interest Filing

CWA released a statement today saying that "the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger can provide real benefits to workers and consumers." Read More »

CWA optimistic over AT&T purchase of DirecTV

CWA believes the AT&T purchase of DirecTV will provide better employment opportunities for tens of thousands of employees at both companies. Read More »

Verizon Wireless retail store workers in Brooklyn vote CWA

In a huge win for Verizon Wireless workers, retail store workers at six Verizon Wireless stores in Brooklyn, N.Y., voted for a union voice and representation by CWA Local 1109. Read More »

Sign language interpreters protest job health care reductions

American Sign Language interpreters launched a one-day strike against Purple Communications on Monday to protest the company's abrupt decision to change health care benefits without reaching a contract agreement with union negotiators. Read More »

Silicon Valley class action suit may net workers token damages

Apple, Google and other defendants in a Silicon Valley, wage-fixing, class action lawsuit offered workers one-tenth of the lost wages as a settlement bid. But not all the workers are pleased. Read More »

Texas congressman hammers Sprint on job cuts

U.S. Representative Gene Green said on the floor of the House that since SoftBank bought Sprint,the company “laid off more than 2,700 call center workers, almost 900 of whom were in my home state of Texas.” Read More »

E-rate modernization workshop

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be “the single most important issue this agency deals with." Read More »

House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

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