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September 27, 2018 — News

New T-Mobile Hire is Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint.

September 26, 2018 — Press Release

“A Giant Warning Sign” - T-Mobile Hiring of Former CenturyLink Executive Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

Sunit Patel was previously Chief Financial Officer at CenturyLink, where he helped to oversee the company’s merger with Level 3. Following that merger, CenturyLink laid off approximately 1,000 employees, two percent of its workforce.

June 21, 2018 — News

Iowa is CWA STRONG!

Twelve CWAers from CenturyLink, members of CWA Locals 7101 and 7102, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, in early June for a two-day combined stewards' training and CWA STRONG organizing training.

May 3, 2018 — Press Release

CenturyLink Announces Layoffs Despite Massive Tax Windfall

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress promised that corporations would use their tax cuts to invest in American workers by raising wages and create jobs. Instead corporations like CenturyLink have continued to outsource jobs, lay off workers and abandon their responsibilities to communities across our country.

February 1, 2018 — News

CenturyLink Cancels Worker Bonus, Gives Top Executives $$$$

Top executives at CenturyLink are leaving the working people who have built the company behind by cancelling bonuses and merit pay and eliminating their jobs.

July 20, 2017 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining updates for Frontier Communications, CenturyLink, and AT&T Mobility.

June 22, 2017 — Press Release

CenturyLink Workers Ratify New Contract

CenturyLink workers voted with a strong majority to ratify an agreement with CenturyLink that extends the current contract by 3 years.

April 6, 2017 — News

District 7 CWA Members Rally at AT&T Mobility Stores

District 7 CWA leaders focused on ways to make CWA STRONG, joined solidarity actions at two AT&T Mobility stores, and held bargaining unit meetings covering AT&T Mobility; Public, Healthcare and Education Workers; Telecommunications and Technologies, and CenturyLink.

February 18, 2016 — News

Remarks of CWA President Chris Shelton to T&T Leadership Conference

CWA President Chris Shelton spoke with Telecommunications & Technologies activists attending the T&T sector leadership conference.

January 14, 2016 — News

Organizing Update

CenturyLink technicians, Element Mobile employees, and Cricket wireless workers join CWA.

September 8, 2015 — News

Phoenix approves Google Fiber operating license, potentially challenging CenturyLink, Cox Communica

Google Fiber has gotten approval from Phoenix's City Council to light up its 1 Gbps service in the city, should it decide to come there - paving a potential new challenge to incumbent telco CenturyLink and cable operator Cox Communications.

September 4, 2015 — News

CenturyLink restores toll-free number service following nationwide outage

A nationwide outage on CenturyLink's landline phone network, which impacted all toll-free numbers hosted by the telco, has been restored.

September 2, 2015 — News

CenturyLink promotes Ring to SVP of global field operations

CenturyLink has promoted Duane Ring to Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations, overseeing the telco's growing data center and cloud services business lines.

September 2, 2015 — News

CenturyLink reaches nearly 50 percent of former Qwest households with 40 Mbps

CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services.

August 31, 2015 — News

XO invades CenturyLink's turf by extending fiber into 100 Salt Lake City buildings

XO Communications has completed the expansion of its on-net fiber building reach project in the Salt Lake City area with the addition of nearly 100 new buildings, making it a more competitive threat to area incumbent telco CenturyLink.

August 31, 2015 — News

CenturyLink sees cable as an emerging SIP trunking competitor

CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services.

August 27, 2015 — News

CenturyLink accepts $500M in CAF II funds, plans to extend broadband to 1.2M rural households

CenturyLink is accepting $500 million in the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it deliver broadband services to about 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states over the next six years.

August 27, 2015 — News

CenturyLink to cut 150 workers in Colorado, sets focus on managing expenses

CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company.

August 24, 2015 — News

CenturyLink calls for a 5-step process to reform prison calling rates

CenturyLink has outlined to the FCC a five-step plan intended to reform the inmate calling services (ICS) rules.

August 21, 2015 — News

CenturyLink, Consolidated, TDS ask FCC to revamp retransmission consent rules

A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.

August 21, 2015 — News

centurylink is conducting 100 mbps over copper trial in Salt lake City

CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City.

August 19, 2015 — News

CenturyLink lights Prism IPTV service over its Seattle-area 1 GBps network

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash.

August 12, 2015 — News

centurlink to shed 1,000 jobs, won't backfill open positions

CenturyLink will be cutting 1,000 jobs nationwide over the coming weeks.

April 23, 2015 — News

Mobilization Training Underway for Independent Telecom Activists

The T&T office prepared a Strategic Industry Fund called ?Building Strength and Unity at Independent Telecom.?