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Union planned to picket Democratic presidential debate due to longstanding labor dispute.
Union makes significant investment in new organizing staff and resources aimed at helping technology and game workers across North America fight for better working conditions.
The New York State Call Center Jobs Act states that any call center company with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent workers that has taken loans, grants, or tax breaks from New York State will forfeit those benefits if they move 30% of their jobs overseas.
Anne Krueger, along with her husband Michael de la Concepcion, are longtime union organizers in the Philippines and allies of the CWA, even hosting striking CWA members in their homes when a delegation visited during the 2016 Verizon strike.
AT&T’s plan comes after vulture capital hedge fund Elliott Management took a small stake in the company, aiming to extract profits from AT&T by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets while pumping up the stock price with billions in share buybacks.
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.