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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.”
The strike authorization vote gives the union the ability to strike at any moment, if needed.
Yesterday Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) introduced the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S.1492). The bill would force the FCC to collect better data on broadband deployment in the United States that would be used to help craft policy that would make our country a world leader in high speed internet.
Opposition continues to build to the proposed Verizon-FairPoint deal in Northern New England. Last weekend, about 1,000 consumers, workers, and community activists gathered at a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., to protest the deal.
High speed internet is ushering in the future of health care, and industry leaders are taking notice. Telemedicine has enormous potential to connect patients to the services they need much more quickly and easily.
The key to breaking down the digital divide is cooperation--between the public and private sector, between citizens of different communities, and between local governments. A terrific example of the latter is a joint effort by the state legislature leaders from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine to make sure that Verizon's proposed sale of 1.6 million land lines to FairPoint Communications won't leave New Englanders behind.
High speed internet can help people get medical treatment and job training, but it can also help people enjoy themselves. For example, take horse racing. As interest cranks up heading into the last round of the Triple Crown, people are finding new ways to use high speed internet to get more out of this centuries-old sport.
Fed up with slow dial-up speeds, residents along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe have taken matters into their own hands to get better access to high speed internet. Citizens in Carnelian Bay area began circulating a petition last month aimed at convincing telecom companies that there is sufficient demand to justify building out high speed internet infrastructure in the Lake Tahoe region.
The New York State Legislature is considering a bill--the New York Telecommunications Reform Act of 2007--that would go a long way toward providing universal high speed internet access in the state.
In addition to CWA President Larry Cohen's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott also spoke in support of the draft of the Broadband Census of America Act.