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CWA Condemns Cablevision-Optimum for Illegally Firing 23 Workers

Cablevision Rally January 16, 2012. Click the photo to view the photo gallery.

Unlawful action by company follows history of anti-worker activity, settlement of NLRB charges and refusal to offer workers a fair contract

Today, 23 Brooklyn Cablevision workers were illegally fired after attempting to discuss the lack of good-faith bargaining by the company […]

Verizon to sell 700 MHz B Block spectrum to AT&T for $1.9B

January 25, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) agreed to sell a huge chunk of its Lower 700 MHz B Block spectrum to AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) for $1.9 billion. The deal, which essentially passes spectrum Verizon won at auction in 2008 to its largest competitor in exchange for money and other airwaves, is […]

AT&T Mobility Bargaining News and Reports

Get AT&T Bargaining Reports at the AT&T Mobility Bargaining 2013 link. It is listed under CWA-AT&T Mobility on the top left of the CWA1101 home page.

CWA-AT&T MOBILITY BARGAINING REPORT # 2

UNITY AT MOBILITY

Jan 23, 2013

Bargaining resumed today with the Company and Union asking clarifying questions on the proposals that were passed yesterday.

The Company presented yet another retrogressive proposal on Pensions, and a proposal on Article 22-Vacation outlining a change from “entitled” vacation to “earned” vacation.

The Union proposed changes to improve […]

Can Your Facebook Updates Get You Fired?

Sometimes. But you may have more protection than you think.

The National Labor Relations Board is standing up for workers’ right to freely discuss their jobs, bosses and workplaces online, as long as it is “concerted activity.” That means employees can tweet, post on Facebook, blog and use other social media to comment about conditions […]

Contract Negotiations For AT&T Mobility Have Begun

Our bargaining committee of AT&T Wireless employee

CWA-ATT Mobility Bargaining Report # 1

Jan 22, 2013

Bargaining began today in Denver in hopes to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement on or before the expiration date of February 9, 2013.

After the Company, the Union presented our opening statement. The Company proposed changes […]

President Obama Delivers His Second Inaugural Address

President Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol and delivers his second Inaugural Address.

President Obama

“It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Campaign

Tennessee National Guard troopers in jeeps and trucks escort a protest march by striking Memphis sanitation workers through downtown Memphis Saturday afternoon March 30, 1968. (AP photo file)

By Ned Resnikoff

February 1, 1968. Echol Cole and Robert Walker, two black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. were collecting garbage in the midst […]

IBEW Local 827 Files Petition Against Verizon Layoff Plans

Jan. 14, 2013, Newswire

The union representing 5,000 New Jersey workers in the telecommunications industry today filed a petition calling on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to hold an expedited public hearing and issue a stay order on Verizon’s plan to lay off 201 Facilities Technicians and Outside Plant Technicians whose […]

What Effect Will Buying Verizon Wireless Have On Verizon Communications?

By John Mylant

Verizon Communications (VZ) may have been kicking around the idea of buying Verizon Wireless outright. With the fourth quarter earnings coming around, I would expect it to be a good quarter for Verizon and a purchase may (or may not) have a positive influence on the stock. Let’s explore why.

What would […]