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“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
CWA and SOC Investment Group find Elliott intervention drives underperformance by target companies over three-year period.
A petition calls on Google to “immediately pay back all Temps, Vendors and Contractors (TVCs) who have been knowingly underpaid by Google” and to “create an immediate path to permanent employment for temporary workers and end its two-tiered perma-temp system.”
CWA Speed Matters activists in Iowa report that the recent video franchise bill that Governor Chet Culver signed is "a giant step in the right direction." The legislation simplifies the process through which companies receive permission to offer video services, like IPTV and Cable Television in the state.
With an eye to Virginia's success in bringing high tech employment to rural areas, officials in Illinois are working hard to extend high speed Internet service to rural and underserved areas of the state.
The movement to achieve universal high speed internet access had taken hold all over the U.S. The latest region to take steps to break the digital divide is the Mississippi Delta.
Great news out of New York this week. The Telecommunications Reform Act passed out of committee in the state Assembly by an 18-4 vote. That's a very strong margin of victory, and it shows that support for this important bill continues to grow.
Tennessee currently ranks 37th in high speed internet usage, due to limited availability leading to only one fourth of households subscribing to high speed service. Recently Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen announced the creation of a new non-profit organization tasked with improving high speed internet access for the residents of Tennessee.
Members of Congress have been home this week for their Memorial Day work period, and CWA members across the country have been busy talking to their Representatives and Senators about the importance of high-speed Internet, sharing state-specific results of our online speed test, and building support for the Broadband Data Improvement Act.
Members of Congress have been getting an earful lately about the necessity of expanding high speed internet access in rural America.
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) has featured universal high speed Internet access as a "model initiative" on their Web site. They recognize that the goal of universal high speed Internet access is something we have yet to achieve nationally, but are progressing toward on a state level.