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AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs

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Mar 23, 2012, 2:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T today issued a statement regarding T-Mobile's recently announced call center lay-offs. In its public policy blog, AT&T chided the Federal Communications Commission for its failure to protect T-Mobile's employees. "Only a few months ago AT&T promised to preserve these very same call centers and jobs if our merger was approved," wrote Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs. "We also predicted that if the merger failed, T-Mobile would be forced into major layoffs. The FCC argued that the merger would cost jobs, not preserve them, and that rejecting it would save jobs. Rarely are a regulatory agency's predictive judgments proven so wrong so fast: Centers now being closed would be staying open, workers now facing layoffs would have job guarantees, and communities facing turmoil would have security. Only a few months later, the truth of who was right is sadly obvious." Meanwhile, the Communications Workers of America also waded into the conversation. "T-Mobile USA's decision to close seven call centers ... harms workers and communities, and in several locations, abuses taxpayers who provided funds to the company in exchange for employment and economic development." The CWA also says the FCC should have approved the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. "The FCC chose not to approve that merger. Now we're seeing the result: significant job loss affecting thousands of workers and their families."

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shame on you, at&t bobc74 Mar 23, 2012, 5:08 PM
FCC Strikes Back Jarahawk Mar 24, 2012, 9:14 AM
It's Very Simple JBlaze74 Mar 23, 2012, 6:53 PM
If AT&T tolr the truth it would read... 216dilbert Mar 25, 2012, 1:15 PM
Stay classy, AT&T-- muchdrama Mar 24, 2012, 9:23 PM
Don't Know Who ATT Thinks They're Fooling Vrystaat Mar 23, 2012, 4:09 PM
watch tmobile raise prices! netboy Mar 23, 2012, 4:12 PM
Planned Closures crp62885 Mar 23, 2012, 3:33 PM
Dont be fooled! retailrep Mar 23, 2012, 2:30 PM
Maybe? Versed Mar 23, 2012, 5:50 PM
Let's play the what if game... mycool Mar 23, 2012, 3:34 PM
 
 
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