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Obama Administration Launches Digital Literacy Portal

DigitalLiteracy.gov, a new digital training website launched earlier this week, offers workers a wealth of resources to help them improve their online and computer skills. As digital literacy becomes a prerequisite for many jobs, this website strives to prepare workers for the digital economy of the future. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Will Expand Broadband Access, Benefit Consumers and Workers

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen today told a Congressional panel that the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will accelerate broadband deployment, benefit consumers, and positively impact employees. Read More »

T-Mobile Quarterly Results Show Benefits of AT&T Merger

T-Mobile USA's recently released quarterly report offers proof of just how badly the company needed to merge with AT&T to stay afloat — and how the merger is good for everyone involved. Read More »

Research Paper Provides Real Story Behind AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The Communications Workers of America today released a research paper documenting in detail how a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will better serve consumers, workers and communities than the only other alternative: A Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

Broadband Helps Put Rural Businesses on the Map

Many small and medium-sized rural businesses are thriving thanks to their adoption of broadband technology. Despite being geographically isolated from other more populous areas, the Internet allows businesses to market products and services from virtually any location in the United States. Read More »

Songwriters Guild of America President: AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA is Good for Consumers

In a recent Huffington Post editorial, Songwriters Guild of America President Rick Barnes argues that the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile will be beneficial to consumers. He argues that the value AT&T places on content-protection exceeds that of T-Mobile, which means a better marketplace for music and other content via a mobile connection. Read More »

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 »

CWA: T-Mobile Merger Better With AT&T Than With Sprint

Communications Workers of America publicly praised AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA, in a deal that was announced in early April. Read More »

Mayor, City Residents, CWA Demand High-Speed Internet in Buffalo

Business growth in city centers is increasingly reliant on broadband speed. Connected communities can support new economic endeavors and provide their residents with greater health and education opportunities. In Buffalo, the need for high-speed connectivity has resulted in a city-wide campaign to bring Verizon FiOS broadband to neighborhoods in need. Read More »

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