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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 »

CWA: Senate Bill Encourages Build Out of High Speed Fiber Networks

The Communications Workers of America today commended the Senate Finance Committee for moving forward on tax provisions that encourage investment in domestic industries -- including high speed fiber broadband networks. Read More »

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rags on FiOS

As New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had often complained that Verizon’s FiOS broadband service was underbuilt and overpriced. Now he's mayor and he's still saying it. Read More »

Minnesota Senator warns Sprint and T-Mobile

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today warned Sprint and T-Mobile that any attempt to consolidate the wireless market "will naturally raise concerns." Read More »

FCC votes IP Transition tests to ensure consumer services

FCC commissioners urged a focus on “enduring values” that must be preserved – and even improved – during the IP Transition, including: public safety communications; access to affordable communications; competition in the marketplace; and consumer protection. Read More »

Antitrust chief says a Sprint-T-Mobile merger would be “hard”

The highest U.S. antitrust official said, "it's going to be hard for someone to make a persuasive case that reducing four firms to three is actually going to improve competition for the benefit of American consumers.” Read More »

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