June 23, 1994 |
Bells Ask to Offer Long-Distance Wireless: Seven regional Bells, including U.S. West Inc., asked for relief from rules that restrict them from providing wireless long-distance services, the company said. In a filing with U.S. District Judge Harold Greene, the Baby Bells asked for a waiver to the 1982 consent decree that broke up AT&T and created the Bells but restricted them from manufacturing and providing long-distance services.
August 13, 1989
About 35,000 more telephone workers struck in five states, bringing to 21 the number of states with work stoppages at so-called "Baby Bell" companies. Negotiators for 83,000 workers were still working to prevent additional strikes in 19 other states. Striking were workers for Ameritech in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Talks were continuing with Missouri-based Southwestern Bell Corp, with 41,000 CWA union members in five states--Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.