Telecommunications

Telecom unions lead Charter-Spectrum strike into dead end

By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 17 November 2017

Charter-Spectrum workers in New York City and New Jersey have been on strike for eight months.

“The working class has to stand together against this”

After five months on strike, Spectrum workers in New York-New Jersey must break union-imposed isolation

By Alan Whyte, A. Woodson and Steve Light, 1 September 2017

Nearly 2,000 technicians and engineers continue to battle the telecom giant Charter Communications, now known as Spectrum.

Spectrum strike in New York-New Jersey enters fifth month

By Mark Witkowski, 9 August 2017

The unions have left Spectrum workers to battle the giant telecom company on their own.

CWA threatens weekend strike at AT&T as US telecom workers press for real fight

By Mark Witkowski and Shannon Jones, 19 May 2017

While continuing the isolation of workers at Spectrum, the CWA has called for a token, three-day strike against AT&T West and AT&T Mobility.

“With these mergers, they just grab the money and go on to the next business target”

Spectrum workers in New York express anger after a month on strike

By Steve Light and Alan Whyte, 28 April 2017

Telecom workers on strike against Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) denounce the corporate attack on jobs and health and pension benefits.

New York-New Jersey cable workers strike against Spectrum

By Mark Witkowski, 21 April 2017

The telecom company is all demanding painful concessions even as they squander billions on mergers and acquisitions, stock buyback programs and dividend payments to further enrich their top stock holders.

Telecom union calls bogus “strike” at AT&T in California and Nevada

By Alan Gilman, 24 March 2017

After less than 24 hours, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) sent 17,000 AT&T workers back to their jobs after the walkout, which was aimed at defusing workers’ anger and frustration.

Verizon to close five call centers in restructuring

By Shannon Jones, 21 October 2016

The job cuts come just months after the Communications Workers of America forced through a sellout deal ending the Verizon strike, claiming agreement ensured job security.

“The union signed away their rights”

Verizon strikers remain victimized 12 weeks after end of strike

By Shannon Jones, 19 August 2016

Since the Communications Workers of America sold out the seven-week Verizon strike in May, the union has said nothing about the fate of some two dozen workers victimized by management in the course of the walkout.

Obama administration collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans

By Joseph Kishore, 7 June 2013

As part of a secret and unconstitutional program, the National Security Agency has obtained detailed phone records of an unknown number of US residents going back at least seven years.

Jury rules for Apple against Samsung in patent dispute

By Kevin Reed, 4 September 2012

Apple Inc.’s sweeping courtroom victory over Samsung raises questions about the future of the global market for mobile communications devices in particular, and technological advancement under capitalism in general.