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AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: The Best Chance for Job Security for T-Mobile Workers

If you repeat a made-up falsehood over and over again, will reasonable people start to believe it? That's what the critics of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger are hoping. They've manufactured a fact, claiming that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger will lead to 20,000 layoffs of T-Mobile workers. The problem is: they are just plain wrong. Read More »

Only T-Mobile Lags In Smartphone Data Growth

Smartphone data usage has grown enormously over the past year for all carriers except one: T-Mobile. According to Validas, a private company which monitors cell phone charges, the difference between T-Mobile and the other major carriers was astonishing. Read More »

Striking Verizon Workers Are an Example to Us All

"The Verizon Corporation is asking its workforce to accept wage and benefit reductions--despite being a very profitable company," writes Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute. Read More »

Obama Administration Adds 7 Million Broadband Subscribers To Rural America

According to an August, 2011 report, "Jobs and Economic Security in Rural America," the federal government has recently "Expanded broadband access to over 7 million rural Americans, including 3 million rural households and over 350,000 rural businesses. This expansion of rural broadband access is helping to lower costs for businesses and bring jobs back to rural communities." Read More »

70 Union Workers Striking Against Nonunion Giant Verizon Wireless

In the ferociously anti-union wireless industry, one group of Verizon workers stands out: a unit of 70 members of Local 1101 who organized when the work was part of Bell Atlantic and Nynex. The union members service cell sites and phone-call switching stations in the New York area, and right now, they, like the 45,000 wireline workers around the East, are trying to negotiate with giant Verizon. Unsuccessfully. Read More »

House Members Wade Into Verizon Strike

Over a dozen members of the New York state Democratic congressional delegation, and two from other states, voiced support for 45,000 CWA and IBEW members on strike at Verizon. Read More »

More Than 100 Mayors Come Out In Support of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The number of city mayors supporting AT&T's $39 billion bid for T-Mobile climbed to 102 from 24 states. That number is in addition to 26 governors and 11 state attorneys general. Read More »

Stubborn Facts of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger

Opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger are ignoring three stubborn facts, writes antitrust attorney David Balto: the cellular market includes few competitors; T-Mobile is a failing firm; and, AT&T and T-Mobile are compatible. Read More »

Hispanic Arts Leader Supports AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In his August 8, 2011 opinion piece in Roll Call, Felix Sanchez refutes an earlier article that questions support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger in the Latino community. Read More »

Verizon Won’t Show Up For Good-Faith Bargaining

The strike by CWA and IBEW is at a standstill today because Verizon has been canceling bargaining sessions. Read More »

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