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CWA Local 6222 Vice President Belinda Aguilar, an AT&T Mobility worker, explained how hedge fund Elliott Management's attack on AT&T has led to more outsourcing of good retail jobs to non-union authorized dealers.
"I'm ecstatic at this settlement, it's a huge win for me and all contract employees at Google and other Alphabet companies," said Shannon Wait, a member of CWA Local 1400's Alphabet Workers Union (AWU). "It's far too easy for contractors like Modis to make us believe that we aren't allowed to publicly discuss our working conditions or join unions, and Alphabet and Google turn a blind eye to this gaslighting. Now, because I had the support of my union to call them out on it, they'll be forced to inform us all of our rights."
Under Democratic leadership, FCC faces renewed calls from NATOA, CWA, and local officials to put power back in the hands of local governments.
CWA’s comments recommend that the Commission embark on a full proceeding to investigate the facts and, if they bear out Fuse’s position, order AT&T to carry Fuse Media’s two cable networks, Fuse and FM, on equitable terms that do not unreasonably restrict Fuse and FM’s ability to compete fairly, as determined by the Media Bureau.
CWA urges the FCC to adopt conditions, if it approves the transaction, to mitigate the transaction’s threat to Lifeline customers.
Teleperformance is the world's largest call center service provider, operating in 80 countries and providing services to some of the largest brands and companies on the planet, including AT&T.
“More accurate maps of the availability, quality and cost of broadband services in each state and territory provide governors with an important tool to better inform residents and measure the progress of state programs,” the report said.
A Local Progress brief recommends actions cities and counties can take to promote safety when infrastructure is installed in the right-of-way, including safety reporting requirements, compliance with existing labor laws, and requiring that providers report to the city the identities of each entity performing work in the public right-of-way, including when the entity is a subcontractor.
Nearly 40 percent of the workers on the center's fifth floor have become infected with the coronavirus or developed symptoms since mid-November.
“CWA was very enthusiastic about your focus throughout the campaign on the rights and conditions facing working people, and your making broadband deployment a top infrastructure priority,” the letter reads. “CWA knows better than any other organization how these two policy priorities relate to one another, and how broadband policy can address the three crises our nation faces: economic, racial injustice, and the pandemic.”
In March, CWA and consumer advocacy groups urged major broadband providers to lift data caps, waive data cap fees, and take other steps to help the American public stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and facilitate access to essential communications services for all.