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  • AT&T (T) reaches a tentative 4-year deal with a branch of the CWA union that represents 20K wireline workers in 5 states. The deal, which comes ahead of the April 6 expiration of an existing agreement, stipulates annual wage hikes that gradually increase from 2.25% to 3%. It comes shortly after AT&T struck a deal with a CWA branch representing 22K workers. (PR[View news story]
    Yup ! See below.
    Dec 22 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) reaches a tentative 4-year deal with a branch of the CWA union that represents 20K wireline workers in 5 states. The deal, which comes ahead of the April 6 expiration of an existing agreement, stipulates annual wage hikes that gradually increase from 2.25% to 3%. It comes shortly after AT&T struck a deal with a CWA branch representing 22K workers. (PR[View news story]
    This is quite typical of the Unions with their continuing outrageous demands. More is never enough, and they'll soon be back with other threats. With such threats as: "Give me more or I'll Strike (or walk off the job)" with my beloved 'UNION'. Ultimately, the customers are the victims, with the decision to pay the extra fees or find a non-union provider (yes, they are out there and getting stronger).

    Unions consist of only 27% of the total workforce in the US, and continually diminish in membership, as the smarter 'skilled' workers begin to wise-up. They will never be as strong as they were during President Roosevelt Administration. Ever wonder about the US Automakers' demise (only one of may examples), and the success of the foreign non-union-industry ? Duh, does the UAW come to mind ? The CWA should see the writing on the wall.....foreign communication providers, as well as other industries, are beginning to enter the US market and are locating in "Right-to Work" states. Overall, the Unions are slowly bleeding to death, and the US economy is slooowly improving.
    Dec 22 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Should Forget Iraq And Take Out Chesapeake Energy [View article]
    What about ConocoPhilips (COP) ? Appears to be a good target for them. Anybody know if they have an interest in Chesapeake ? Any thoughts ?
    Dec 22 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Adds Another Wing To Its Wings [View article]
    Jeff Immelt ? ?
    Dec 22 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Up Or Down? With Qualcomm, Who Cares? [View article]
    Thans, Great Article ! Long on QualComm.
    Dec 20 04:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) gets the nod from the FCC to purchase Comcast (CMCSA) wireless licenses. [View news story]
    Looks good to me. Plan to hold and add !
    Dec 19 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Cannot Afford Its Current Dividend [View article]
    <ziz> This is my understanding, too.
    Dec 18 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Cannot Afford Its Current Dividend [View article]
    Please explain : ".......more dependent than........for wholesale power generation business......". To purchase or sell ? ?
    Dec 17 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shareholder-Friendly Eaton Corporation Is A 2013 Favorite [View article]
    Ray, I commend you on such a knowledgeable and well presented article. I bought @ $42 and intend to wait for a pull back to $48+- as you suggested, and will add more.
    Thanks for a great article.

    Freedom
    Dec 15 11:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Spin-Off: What It Means For Investors [View article]
    Considered a well managed Company with great long term planning and stockholders' interest. Long on SDRL and will add at, or about, $35.
    Dec 14 01:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ignore The Cummins Buyback [View article]
    And normally, buy back at reduced prices...........
    Dec 14 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Undervalued Oil And Gas Drillers With Dividends And Growth [View article]
    My 'research' indicates otherwise, so I'll remain long on SDRL. Thanks for your comment.
    Dec 12 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Undervalued Oil And Gas Drillers With Dividends And Growth [View article]
    SDRL pre-paid the 1st quarter of 2013 in 2012 due to the potential increase dividend tax (fiscal cliff). I think this is commendable, and glad to receive the early dividend in 2012 with the unknown tax rate in 2013. Sorry, but through the years, I have found that Zacks rating and comments are inacurate more that correct.
    Dec 12 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Verizon: Significant Upside And Dividend Growth [View article]
    Or will it ever be ! That's why I'm long on AT&T (more quality diversified).
    Dec 12 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Shares Of AT&T [View article]
    Long on AT&T for 15 years and U-Verse is definately a positive.
    Dec 12 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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