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by News on October 25, 2011

in Union Politics and Transparency

By Thomas Catan/The Wall Street Journal

The phones at the Communications Workers of America headquarters were ringing early today after the union’s boss, Larry Cohen, appeared to veer off-script when discussing AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA.

The labor union has been a staunch supporter of AT&T’s proposed $39 billion deal, which the Justice Department is seeking to block on antitrust grounds.

But, on Sunday, Bloomberg referred to a story from a German magazine, Focus, in which Mr. Cohen was quoted as saying that AT&T had scant chance of prevailing in court.

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