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November 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Connecticut Phone Company Plans Layoffs: Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. said it will lay off up to 1,500 employees, or 14% of its work force, to become more competitive in a rapidly changing market. The New Haven-based company serves 1.5 million local phone customers in Connecticut. In recent years, it has moved gradually to reduce costs and shrink its work force.
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November 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Connecticut Phone Company Plans Layoffs: Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. said it will lay off up to 1,500 employees, or 14% of its work force, to become more competitive in a rapidly changing market. The New Haven-based company serves 1.5 million local phone customers in Connecticut. In recent years, it has moved gradually to reduce costs and shrink its work force.
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September 16, 1986 | United Press International
Striking telephone workers began picketing across the state early Monday, but management said that only slight delays in service were caused by the walkout of 9,600 employees. Members of the Connecticut Union of Telephone Workers struck the Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. Sunday to protest a contract proposal that they pay a larger share of their medical insurance premiums.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1998
Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. said 6,300 workers, or 68% of its work force, walked off the job at Connecticut's largest phone company as contract talks with the Communications Workers of America broke down. . . . Meanwhile, the CWA resumed negotiations with US West after a federal mediator ordered the two sides to do so. About 34,000 US West workers have been on strike since Aug. 16 after contract talks broke down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1986 | United Press International
Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Friday that could end a six-week strike by 9,600 telephone workers--but not for at least two weeks. The proposal covering members of the Connecticut Union of Telephone Workers employed by Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. will be voted on in a secret mail ballot to be completed by Nov. 8. Union Vice President Ron Cavanaugh said the strike, which began Sept. 13, will continue until the ballots are counted.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1998 | Reuters
The state of Connecticut moved to block the proposed acquisition of Connecticut-based Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. by San Antonio-based SBC Communications Inc. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he had filed a motion with state utility regulators to prevent the merger "due to the companies' repeated failure to provide information on whether and how rates will be reduced."
BUSINESS
January 6, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking a potential toehold in the lucrative long-distance business that federal regulators have so far blocked, SBC Communications Inc. said Monday that it will pay $4.4 billion in stock to buy a Connecticut telephone company. SBC's proposed acquisition of New Haven, Conn.-based Southern New England Telecommunications Corp.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old AT&T may be coming back together, only this time it will be called SBC. With Monday's agreement to buy Ameritech, SBC Communications comes a giant step closer to reconstituting the old Ma Bell network that regulators broke up--for the benefit of consumers--in 1984. Including the California and Nevada territories it picked up by acquiring Pacific Telesis last year, SBC would provide phone lines to 52.5 million customers in 13 states, if regulators and shareholders approve the deal.
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