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August 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Bell Atlantic customers were told to use phone books and credit cards instead of calling directory assistance or making collect calls Monday, the first business day of a strike. About 73,000 workers stayed off the job in 12 Eastern states and Washington. Major contract talks in New York and Washington continued during the second day of a strike over a new three-year contract.
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BUSINESS
August 10, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A strike at the nation's No. 2 phone company, Bell Atlantic Corp., caused some minor delays in service Sunday as union and company negotiators met throughout the day to settle their dispute. About 73,000 Bell Atlantic operators, customer-service representatives and installers--more than half the company's work force--walked off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday after management and leaders of the Communications Workers of America failed to reach a contract settlement.
NEWS
August 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
Tens of thousands of telephone workers went on strike early today in a walkout that could leave millions of callers from Maine to Virginia on hold. Negotiators representing 73,000 workers failed to reach an agreement before a midnight deadline, and employees prepared to picket at Bell Atlantic Corp. offices up and down the East Coast, union officials said.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS and JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The proposed $52.1-billion merger between Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. would create the nation's largest local phone company. But while the extra heft may speed advanced services, it is unlikely to give customers what they crave most--lower prices and more competition. The deal, formally announced Tuesday, would bring together more than 63 million U.S. phone lines and operations in 81 of the country's largest 100 markets.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr. and KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As if regulators here didn't have their hands full already, the $55-billion blockbuster deal that Bell Atlantic and GTE will announce today is sure to keep them busy for many months to come. "Expect regulators to have a heyday with this one," said Jeffrey Kagan, president of Kagan Telecom Associates, an Atlanta-based telecommunications market research firm.
NEWS
July 28, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS and KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. will announce today they have agreed to merge in a $55-billion stock deal that would create a telecommunications giant with about a third of all U.S. phone lines and customers in 40 states, including California, sources said. The deal could benefit consumers by expanding the availability of all-in-one phone bills and creating a stronger rival to take on the telecommunications titans in long distance.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. merger talks represent the latest attempt by the Baby Bells to make an end run around tough federal rules governing their entry into the long-distance telephone market. Sources say the companies are close to a merger agreement that would create a telecommunications company with control of one-third of the U.S. local phone market. Bell Atlantic is one of the regional companies spun off by AT&T in 1983, and it has operations in 13 states on the Atlantic Coast.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1998 | JENNIFER OLDHAM
In an effort to improve telecommunications access for the deaf and hard of hearing, Bell Atlantic plans to simplify its numbering system for call centers that serve these consumers. The Baby Bell, which serves 13 states on the Eastern Seaboard, is the first local phone company to take advantage of a block of numbers set aside by the Federal Communications Commission in 1997 for use by the deaf and hard of hearing.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1998 | Associated Press and Bloomberg News
Bell Atlantic Corp. said Raymond W. Smith is stepping aside early as chief executive to let Ivan Seidenberg lead the telecommunications giant in the next phase of its growth. Seidenberg, Bell Atlantic's chief operating officer, will become CEO on June 1 rather than on Aug. 14, as originally planned. Seidenberg was CEO of Nynex Corp., which Bell Atlantic bought last August, creating the nation's second-largest phone company, behind AT&T Corp.
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