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.”
“... 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)
CWA urges the FTC and the DOJ to take into account in merger review guidelines the role of collective bargaining in counterbalancing employer market power