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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.”
Clint, TX may only have 1,000 residents, but, like other small towns in Texas, it's being opened up to new opportunities thanks to high-speed Internet.
We've been keeping an eye on Verizon's proposed sale of 1.5 million Vermont land lines to FairPoint Communications, and the likely negative impact it will have on high speed internet access in rural New England. FairPoint, it seems, is in no position to build the infrastructure needed to bring high speed internet to rural communities.
Little by little, Internet access is changing the way Americans live and work. In Arkansas, for instance, technology is helping speed up the criminal-justice system.
Indigenous dancers and drummers from Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Florida and Alaska recently performed for one another during a week long conference. Not one of the dancers had to buy a plane ticket, stay in a hotel, or miss work.
The Alliance for Public Technology, an organization devoted to promoting fast and affordable internet access for all, has published an in-depth report on the need for universal high-speed internet. In the report, APT makes the crucial distinction that high speed is "no longer a convenience but an essential part of life" underscoring the insufficiencies of current national policies.
In response to President Bush's budget, Minnesota's new Senator, Amy Klobuchar, decried cuts to a program providing loans to assist communities in creating Internet infrastructure.
Korea's largest Internet provider is investing more than $1 billion to put fiber optic lines in every home in South Korea by 2010, according to the Korea Herald.
CWA President Larry Cohen thanks CWA local 1103 members for leading the way by volunteering for the Speed Matters Action Committee.