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“A complex remedy that carries a high risk of failure and exposes the public to substantial economic harm if it fails is not in the ‘public interest,’” said CWA.
Instead of doing the right thing by acknowledging workers’ dedication and investing in American jobs, AT&T is doing a billionaire’s bidding by putting its workers on the chopping block and abandoning these communities.
The legislation establishes two $125 million grant programs to promote digital equity nationwide.
The states’ probes could expand to include other tech giants such as Amazon and Apple.
The states’ probes could expand to include other tech giants such as Amazon and Apple.
“This massive ‘sunny day’ outage was completely unacceptable and impacted millions of customers across the country. Americans expect and deserve reliable phone and broadband service—especially the ability to call 911,” said FCC Chairman Pai.
“The abusive and predatory practices alleged in the new lawsuit are a disturbing indictment of T-Mobile’s management and reinforce CWA’s continued concerns about the impact of the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, especially on workers and low-income consumers,” said Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for CWA.
History has shown us that we cannot just trust carriers to keep their word when it comes to protecting consumers during the transition to digital, and no American deserves to be left behind in the digital era.
The letter expresses concern that the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger “will mean the loss of American jobs, cuts in wages and commissions, and a corresponding reduction in quality to our customers” and requests “solid and verifiable assurances that the New T-Mobile will not discard the front line workers who have made T-Mobile and Sprint so successful.”
“There is broad agreement that the USF programs are working, and that the Commission’s proposal risks undermining their success,” wrote Brian Thorn of CWA. “Rather than cap USF funding, the Commission should reform the outdated Universal Service Fund contribution mechanisms.”
“CWA members’ spirit and solidarity over the last four days showed the company that we would not back down until they bargained with us in good faith,” said CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt. “This was a historic strike that showed the power that working people have when they join together.”