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CWA members will participate in a global day of labor union action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to protest the severe repression of labor union and other activists in the Philippines.
The two unions represent call center workers who are employed at many of the same companies or who work at vendors that handle customer service work for those companies.
“This is a big victory for over 100,000 New Mexicans who continue to rely on residential phone service, particularly in rural areas,” said Brenda Roberts, CWA District 7 Vice President. “We have seen the disastrous effects of deregulation in other states.
Industry’s demand to expand strict shot clock requirements and “deemed granted” remedies to all authorizations poses a risk to public and worker safety.
Upgrading the school districts to the 1-Mbps-per-student is not challenging as 99% of schools are fiber-connected.
“We believe Frontier needs to invest in its local workforce to ensure the long-term viability of our network and connectedness of our community,” said CWA.
“Currently, the alternatives to fiber face headwinds that fiber does not, including limited bandwidth, attenuation, noise, upstream/downstream asymmetry, and latency,” EFF claims in a white paper.
The research comes just days after CWA penned letters urging AT&T’s CEO, board of directors and largest investors and Business Roundtable to reject these controversial proposals that the union says will not only cut jobs but also destroy long-term value and are the “archetype ploy of vulture capitalists.”
“Thankfully, the lawsuit from 17 state attorneys general stands on solid ground, with compelling facts and arguments on their side as they move closer to trial,” said Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for the Communications Workers of America.
A growing number of Verizon employees around the country are coming forward with experiences of racial discrimination at Verizon Wireless stores and call centers, with recent allegations and EEOC complaints at a call center in Irving, Texas, and a retail location in Columbus, Georgia.
“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.