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Sprint May Owe $4.5 Million To Laid Off Call Center Workers

According to CWA, Sprint did not meet its requirements to give workers 60 days’ notice before terminating their jobs on March 25, or the 90 days’ notice required in New York. Read More »

Sprint slashes customer service jobs since SoftBank deal

Since Masayoshi Son and SoftBank acquired Sprint in July 2013, Sprint has laid off more than 2,700 call center workers and 330 technical consultants, closed 150 customer phone repair locations and 55 retail stores. Read More »

CWA’s FCC filing asks that IP transition focus on jobs

CWA addressed the FCC on its upcoming IP Transition trials, stressing "... the importance of data collection regarding the employment impact." In other words, preserve jobs. Read More »

Court upholds tech workers’ right to class action

This week, the 9th U.S. Circuit affirmed a 2013 ruling saying that 60,000 tech workers can proceed with a class action suit against Apple, Google and other. Read More »

Apple Asia labor update

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published its final report on three Foxconn facilities that supply parts and finished Apple products. The news is mixed. Read More »

Survey of T-Mobile Workers in 7 Countries Confirms Harassment, Bullying

CWA, ver.di and other Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile unions asked the company to end the “culture of bullying” that DT has allowed to take hold in the U.S. and other countries. Read More »

Comcast-Time Warner merger challenged

If Comcast buys Time Warner this “combination of the No.1 and No.2 cable providers would give one company control of three-fourths of the U.S. cable market.” Read More »

Think you hate flying now?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just said these dread words: “... advances in technology likely no longer warrant – on a technological basis – the prohibition of in-flight phone use with the appropriate on-board equipment.” Read More »

Choose U.S. Based Call Centers with ‘Press One for America’ Bill

Bipartisan ‘Press One for America’ Bill Unveiled That Lets Consumers Choose U.S. Based Call Centers -- and Bans Tax Dollars for Companies that Offshore U.S. Call Center Jobs Read More »

Spectrum auction restrictions could cost billions in revenue

A new study looked at the upcoming federal spectrum auction, and found the bidding restrictions on AT&T and Verizon being pushed by T-Mobile and Sprint could cost the public $6 billion in revenue. Read More »

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