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CWA files objection to Altice's takeover of Cablevision

Tuesday 8 December 2015 | 08:56 CET | News
The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a 700,000 member union that represents 300 Cablevision employees in Brooklyn, filed official objections the FCC arguing that the proposed sale of Cablevision to Altice was not in the public interest. In its filing the union pointed to the USD 8.6 billion in debt that Altice was taking on, which will lead to downsizing, and its track record of refusing to pay its contractors and outsourcing.

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Companies: Altice Europe / Cablevision / FCC
Countries: United States
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