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CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

WASHINGTON, DC – The Communication Workers of America (CWA) is opposed to the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The union has documented the merger would result in more than 28,000 jobs being lost. This includes around 24,00 jobs  eliminated because of overlapping retail store locations. Since there would be duplicated functions at T-Mobile and Sprint’s headquarters…

Steelworkers Call U.S. Steel’s Two-Tier Contract Offer ‘Insulting’
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Steelworkers Call U.S. Steel’s Two-Tier Contract Offer ‘Insulting’

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—With the United Steelworkers’ contracts with two major steelmakers expiring at midnight Sept. 1, U.S. Steel has proposed a seven-year deal that would cut wages and benefits for future hires—and phase out raises for all workers in favor of profit-sharing bonuses. The proposal would give the more than 16,000 union employees signing bonuses of…

Alaska City Workers Protest Expired Contracts
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Alaska City Workers Protest Expired Contracts

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—About 100 people rallied in a park across from City Hall here Aug. 23 to protest that the city’s firefighters, police, and office staff are all working under expired contracts. “If you can’t bargain in good faith, you need to go,” Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami declared, in comments aimed at an apparently absent…

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