AFL-CIO backs AT&T-DirecTV merger

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in support of the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV.

As Trumka wrote, “For consumers, the AT&T/DIRECTV merger presents few anti-trust concerns since AT&T and DIRECTV primarily serve different markets.”

And, he wrote, “ AT&T respects the rights of employees to make their own decisions about union representation., and is now the largest full-time unionized employer in the U.S.”

He closed:

“... we believe the AT&T/DIRECTV merger will be in the best interests of both workers and consumers.”

Trumka letter to Tom Wheeler (AFL-CIO letter, Sep. 11, 2014)

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