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					CWA: Employment Security, Investment in High
Speed Broadband Must be Critical Part of Qwest-
CenturyLink Deal
April 22, 2010 08:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Communications Workers of America looks forward to
serious discussions with the management of both Qwest Communications and CenturyLink. Our focus will be the
employment security and rights of our members and investment in high speed Internet in our communities.

Our nation is plagued by job cuts and Wall Street terms like “merger synergies” that are often just shorthand for job
cuts or pay cuts. President Obama’s job summit and recent legislation put jobs front and center, not just at a
conference but in all governmental decision-making.

Just weeks ago, the Federal Communications Commission published its broadband plan. Central to the plan is a one
gigabit build-out to anchor institutions in every community, and by 2015, a build-out of 50 megabits down and 20
megabits up to 80 percent of households.

We will work with management, and with the FCC and state regulators, to make sure that this merger offers specific
commitments to meet these goals.

Contacts
Candice Johnson, CWA Communications
202-434-1168
cjohnson@cwa-union.org

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