CTC Technology & Energy finds cost, sustainability of fiber-to-the-premises networks outweigh fixed wireless amid nationwide broadband buildout.
The win highlights pay transparency and wage theft issues facing Google temporary, vendor, and contract workers.
The new contract covers 13,000 retail workers, customer service representatives, and technicians in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
The comments ask the FCC to begin a robust data collection process, create an Office of Civil Rights, set up a dedicated complaint process, and for the Commission to address all forms of discrimination, not just intentional discrimination by traditional broadband providers.
CWA sent a letter to the FTC in support of Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard in light of the ground-breaking labor neutrality agreement between CWA and Microsoft which provides Activision Blizzard workers with a clear path to collective bargaining.
Dubbed “the most dangerous job in America,” tower climbing involves scaling towers to perform inspections and tests, handle repairs, and install equipment ranging from antennas, amplifiers, and fiber optic cable, to lighting systems. The major carriers who build and own the towers often farm out the maintenance work to contractors like Qualtek.
The report, “What Lies Beneath,” focuses on Google Fiber, a high-profile company that relies heavily on contractors, and offers a deep dive into contracted out work.
OFS workers are highly skilled, and the labor-intensive nature of their work can be incredibly dangerous. However, the starting rate for new employees remains as low as $16 an hour and OFS uses a two-tier wage system.
Ground-breaking agreement will enable a new approach to corporate-union engagement after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard closes.
The Raven QA team predominantly works on the studio’s popular Call of Duty series. The workers’ organizing campaign was supported through CWA’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA). CODE-CWA has previously helped workers form unions at other game studios, such as Vodeo Games and Paizo.