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The tentative agreement provides for pay raises, affordable healthcare, and increased pension benefits. It also maintains existing job offer guarantee provisions in the event of layoffs.
"The FCC kept consumers in the dark for nearly two years after we learned that wireless carriers were selling our location information to shady middlemen,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
AT&T’s response to this crisis -- employee bonuses, enhanced safety procedures, sick and family leave protection, and suspension of stock buybacks -- should be a model for other corporations, CWA said.
“It’s chilling to consider what a black market could do with this data,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
AT&T has cut over 37,000 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act went into effect two years ago.
New Jersey CWA members held numerous lobby days to push state elected officials to pass legislation protecting call center jobs.
The transaction as currently structured threatens considerable harm to the public interest by endangering potentially hundreds of jobs, harming workers and threatening service quality.
NYC finalized its franchise agreements with providers setting the lease terms for wireless companies looking to install equipment on public property. For the first time, the City included worker safety transparency requirements that require companies to provide annual reports on subcontracting and safety policies.
“CenturyLink broke the law by fraudulently overbilling hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans and illegally raising the price Minnesotans had to pay for the company's service,” said MN Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Union planned to picket Democratic presidential debate due to longstanding labor dispute.