Economic Growth & Quality Jobs

The Verizon workers? strike is delaying Verizon?s acquisition of XO Communications? fiber network, a $1.8 billion dollar deal announced in February. This is the most recent harm Verizon?s leadership has caused the company by refusing to negotiate and settle a fair contract.
AT&T?s new discounted program is good for the millions of low-income households in their 21-state wireline footprint.
Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings.
More than 2,000 DirecTV technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in California and Nevada now have a CWA voice.
The experience of these DirecTV employees demonstrates what happens -- even in the Deep South -- when employers allow workers to make a free choice about union representation.
?Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity,? the initiative?s announcement read. ?In today?s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world?s knowledge, promote skill development, and build stronger and more connected communities.?

The legal battle between AT&T and the city of Louisville is gaining national attention, but important facts of the case are often lost in speculation over corporate giant's maneuvering. A hard look at those facts reveals an attempt by the city to unfairly undermine companie's property rights, hard-negotiated contracts, regulatory authority, and public safety.

"It gives me comfort to know someone is fighting to keep my job here in the United States. Congressman Green has always stood by working families and we need more champions like him in Washington!"
?Without the proper demonstration that the debt associated with the deal will not interfere with the reinvestment of synergy savings in their New York operations,? the NY DPS comments read, ?the proposed transaction must be rejected."