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Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

5/13/15 Panel

May 13, 2015

 

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Schedule topics include the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade deal; Jeb Bush on Iraq War; Rolling Stone Sued; John Kerry meeting with Vladimir Putin; Verizon buys AOL.

 

  The city of Albany has FIOS-envy.

"When you think about the opportunity that is presented by FIOS, by this phenomenal product that’s been developed by Verizon," Albany Mayor-Elect Kathy Sheehan says. "And you look at where Albany is at this point in history, we are really poised to be an ideal place for Verizon to make this investment."

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Verizon has lost one small battle with government regulators, but the internet arm of the telecom giant continues its fight to create so-called "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the net.

Lalor Wants Al Jazeera Off Basic Cable

Aug 27, 2013
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FISHKILL – State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R, Fishkill)  is a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq and he is infuriated over learning that an Al Jazeera cable TV network is part of the basic package on some cable and satellite TV systems.

Verizon, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network carry the network as part of their basic programming and he said American subscribers should not have to pay for it if they do not want it.

NYS Senator Comments On Verizon Plan

Aug 21, 2013

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley is the latest to pen a letter to the Public Service Commission in opposition to Verizon’s Voice Link plan.

Verizon’s plan before the state Public Service Commission introduces language by which Verizon could discontinue its current landline service in certain areas and instead offer a wireless service known as Voice Link as the sole voice service. Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson says he wrote to the PSC this week urging it to reject Verizon’s request.