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Blocking AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Could Hurt Democrats, Says CWA President Cohen

CWA President Larry Cohen warned the Obama administration and the Democratic Party that the Justice Department's suit blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger could have negative consequences for workers and politically. AT&T is promising job growth when the merger goes through something a stand-alone T-Mobile can't accomplish. Read More »

T-Mobile Call Center Takes Public Subsidies, Then Dumps Workers

T-Mobile has been shedding workers from a central Maine call center, even though the company had accepted millions of tax dollars to create jobs in the state. Keri Evinson, executive vice-president of Local 1400 of the Communications Workers of America, told Maine public broadcasting, that T-Mobile should either deliver the 900 jobs they've promised, or return their public subsidies. Read More »

Government static disrupts a phone connection

A Chicago Tribune editorial on September 12 asked the Department of Justice why it had blocked the AT&T/T-Mobile merger when there's no obvious alternative. Instead, The Tribune wrote, "In its zeal to protect consumers from price increases that may or may not have occurred in the deal's aftermath, government lawyers managed to sandbag not one but two major companies." Read More »

Grim Future for T-Mobile

When the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, it didn't just stymie AT&T and possibly snuff out hopes for thousands of good, living-wage jobs. It also put struggling T-Mobile, and its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, in an untenable position. Read More »

10 Facts About Broadband and Jobs

Did you know that nearly 18 percent of the new jobs created in North Carolina are the direct result of Internet investment? No? How about the fact that a $10 billion investment in broadband would produce a half million new jobs? Read More »

Opinion: Blocking the AT&T and T-Mobile merger cripples job growth

Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is contrary to getting Americans back to work, writes Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation. Read More »

DOJ Lawsuit to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger is Wrong Decision for Jobs, Workers’ Rights, Broadband

The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to seek to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA is simply wrong. Read More »

AT&T Will Return 5,000 Jobs to U.S. on Completion of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

AT&T has announced that it will bring back a net 5,000 quality wireless jobs to the United States following the completion of its merger with T-Mobile USA. The merger will also accelerate the buildout of high-speed wireless broadband to 97 percent of the nation, enabling an additional 55 million people, especially in rural and underserved areas, to share in the benefits of Internet technology. Read More »

Study: 4G Build Out Could Help Expand Economy

Could 4G be a tonic for a slumping U.S. economy? It won't be a cure-all, but might be a bracing source of major investment, says a new study from the giant consulting firm, Deloitte. "Investment in 4G mobile broadband networks," said Deloitte, "can fuel U.S. performance in the global race to exploit the potential of this advanced infrastructure..." Read More »

Broadband A Key To Job Searches

A recent study from the Washington-based Phoenix Center, confirmed that not only are Internet users less likely to drop out of the work force, but those who use broadband are even more likely to be employed or engaged in searching for work. Specifically, "broadband Internet users — whether at home or at shared public facilities — are about half as likely to give up job searches because of discouragement than those who do not use the Internet." Read More »

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