Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger opposed by trade union

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to block the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

The largest union in the U.S. says the merger will create negative impact on working families’ much-needed access to affordable and reliable cable and Internet services.

“The UFCW strongly opposes the proposed $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This merger will lead to higher costs, fewer choices and inadequate Internet service for our 1.3 million members and millions of hard-working families across the country,” said Marc Perrone, international president of the 1.3 million member UFCW, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

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“As the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow, this merger will make Internet access less affordable to the very people who need it to get ahead,” said Perrone in his letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.

The letter says stopping the merger between Comcast and Time Warner is in the country’s best interest. “I call on federal regulators to unequivocally block Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable,” said Perrone.

UFCW urged the U.S. Department of Justice to protect Internet access for America’s working and middle class families.

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