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Farm Workers Backing AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez announced in a July 12, 2011, newspaper op-ed that the fabled union is supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, in part because it promises to bring information technology to rural areas. Read More »

CWA’s Goldman: AT&T Is The Best Company To Buy T-Mobile Network

At a policy forum at the Economic Policy Institute on June 29, CWA's Debbie Goldman advocated for the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. Read More »

National Urban League & National Action Network Issue Major Endorsement of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Two of the country's leading civil rights organizations, the National Urban League and Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, jointly endorsed the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Read More »

Pro-Labor Progressives Should Support The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Why should progressives care about the proposed merger of AT&T with T-Mobile? Because AT&T is the ONLY unionized wireless company in the country and the merger would ensure that 20,000+ T-Mobile workers would have the chance to join the 43,000 currently unionized AT&T Mobility employees with decent wages and legal protections on the job. Read More »

CWA: The Facts Support AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Final FCC comments filing deadline offers opportunity to review positives of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, including expanding broadband access and benefits to consumers and workers. Read More »

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Launch Investigation of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently considered whether it would be necessary to launch a fact-finding investigation into the proposed merger between AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. The Commission voted three to two in favor of launching an investigation, and will submit its findings to the FCC as part of that agency's review of the merger. Read More »

Broadband Can Lead to Significant Boost in Business Earnings

Companies with broadband Internet access make nearly twice as much in annual revenues as those that don't, according to a new study. Read More »

Why MMTC is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Since its founding 25 years ago, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) has been a vocal opponent of consolidation in the media and telecommunications industries. A transaction may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities. Read More »

The National Grange Joins Support of AT&T/T-Mobile

In a filing to the FCC, the National Grange, the nation's oldest national agricultural organization, added its name to a growing list of organization supporting the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Helps Minorities, Increases Jobs

As the window for public comment on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile nears a close, organizations representing minority groups, communications workers, and developers joined together to support the merger. Read More »

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