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A new video from More Perfect Union highlights the challenges that workers at Verizon Wireless stores in Everett and Lynnwood, WA, are facing in the workplace and why they are forming a union with CWA to address them.
The workers, members of the Tower Climbers Union/CWA, are the first group of tower climbers in the United States who have filed for formal union representation.
“We are forty-five minutes or so down the road from the fifth largest metropolitan area in the country and we have very poor broadband,” said Democratic Congressman Tom O'Halleran, speaking to the more than 30 attendees who were enthusiastic about the event and the prospects of broadband expansion in the state. He added, “People in rural America need to be part of the knowledge-based economy.”
The strike authorization vote gives the union the ability to strike at any moment, if needed.
CWA entered into effects bargaining with AT&T as a result of the announced spin-off of its US video services into a stand-alone company co-owned by AT&T and TPG Capital, a private equity firm.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to proceed with an inquiry into Frontier’s investment plans in Minnesota and its impact on service quality.
The four-year agreement, covering 1,000 workers in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, includes wage increases, limitations on movement of work, and work from home provisions.
AT&T refused to voluntarily recognize the union and used a series of tactics to delay the election, including an appeal to the full NLRB that resulted in the ballots being impounded.
CWA will be active in the regulatory review process to preserve good jobs for its members and quality service for consumers.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill will invest $65 billion in our country’s broadband network and ensure that companies who receive these funds adhere to high labor standards.
The Trump-era Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) allowed 39 of the nation’s most profitable companies, including T-Mobile, to pay $0 in federal income tax from 2018 through 2020.