September 28, 1996 |
MCI Communications Corp. filed a request this week to undercut a 15-cents-a-minute long-distance rate unveiled Tuesday by rival AT&T Corp., but at the same time the No. 2 long-distance carrier announced higher fees on calling card services. Analysts said the moves are in keeping with recent efforts by major long-distance carriers to boost fees on ancillary services even as they promote a variety of discount calling plans. And a major price war is nowhere in sight.
May 27, 1995 |
AT&T, Unions Face Contract Deadline: American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and two unions representing about 110,000 workers acknowledge that critical issues remain unresolved as the deadline of midnight tonight looms. Although AT&T spokesman Herb Linnen said he believes both sides want to avoid a strike, he added that the company has taken precautions to ensure that high-quality service continue in any emergency.
May 25, 1995
About 75 Communications Workers of America members held a "solidarity rally" Wednesday in front of the AT&T building here to show support for the union's position in contract talks with the communications giant. The workers, most of them members of CWA Local 9510 in Santa Ana, said they are concerned about proposed cuts in retiree health care that are part of new contract talks. The old contract expires Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 |
Orange County's financial crisis reached out and touched an Irvine woman Friday, leaving her and a phone company outraged over a middle school's plan for picking up extra cash in the wake of a budget crunch. Tina Bartel said her seventh-grade daughter, Jennoah, came home from school this week to tell her excitedly, "Mom, I need our phone bill, I need our phone bill for school!"