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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 President’s Executive Order calls for the Federal Trade Commission to limit or ban non-compete agreements and for the FCC to prevent exclusivity deals or collusive arrangements that leave tenants with only one option for internet service.
AWU member Phares Lee tried for three years to have his deadname removed from his badge and was told by HR there was no remedy. On June 1, the union launched a petition demanding that Google create a chosen names policy that allows all workers to choose the names displayed on their badges.
The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia alleged that AT&T overcharged District taxpayers millions of dollars by failing to comply with its long-term contract for cell phone and Internet services.
The Government Accountability Office found that unclear federal guidance on FCC's role in disaster response might have caused confusion and delays.
Participants discussed how public education, lobbying, and media attention can help ensure that high-speed internet connections are built where they are most needed, that corporations are held accountable for providing high quality service, and that the funds support good, union jobs in our communities.
Pew’s survey highlights the importance of government programs intended to help low-income households access essential telecommunication services.
The lawsuit alleges that Frontier Communications failed to deliver on advertised DSL Internet speeds and for engaging in unfair billing practices by charging for more expensive Internet service than provided.