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“Although the FCC Order acknowledges the merger will likely lead to store closures and job loss, the FCC fails to protect workers with employment-related conditions,” said Debbie Goldman, CWA Research and Telecommunications Policy Director.
The lawsuit undermines T-Mobile’s commitments to rural communities as it prepares to defend itself in another lawsuit by the attorneys general from the District of Columbia and 15 states challenging the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger.
The outage prevented hundreds of 911 calls from reaching emergency operators.
More needs to be done to achieve universal high-speed Internet access for America’s Hispanic population.
Anne Krueger, along with her husband Michael de la Concepcion, are longtime union organizers in the Philippines and allies of the CWA, even hosting striking CWA members in their homes when a delegation visited during the 2016 Verizon strike.
AT&T’s plan comes after vulture capital hedge fund Elliott Management took a small stake in the company, aiming to extract profits from AT&T by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets while pumping up the stock price with billions in share buybacks.
Industry’s demand to expand strict shot clock requirements and “deemed granted” remedies to all authorizations poses a risk to public and worker safety.
Upgrading the school districts to the 1-Mbps-per-student is not challenging as 99% of schools are fiber-connected.
“We believe Frontier needs to invest in its local workforce to ensure the long-term viability of our network and connectedness of our community,” said CWA.
“Currently, the alternatives to fiber face headwinds that fiber does not, including limited bandwidth, attenuation, noise, upstream/downstream asymmetry, and latency,” EFF claims in a white paper.
The research comes just days after CWA penned letters urging AT&T’s CEO, board of directors and largest investors and Business Roundtable to reject these controversial proposals that the union says will not only cut jobs but also destroy long-term value and are the “archetype ploy of vulture capitalists.”