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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.
For our nation's deaf, finding easy ways to communicate throught the channels the rest of us take for granted has been a constant challenge -- but that's changing. High speed internet has made new video conferencing tools possible, opening new and exciting doors of dialogue.
In the last decade, public libraries have expanded their resources to become primary points of access to the internet for millions of Americans. 10 years ago only 25% of libraries had internet access but today 99% of libraries offer access to the internet.
CWA has just released a detailed policy paper which explains why the U.S. needs a national policy for universal high speed broadband.
The NY Times has an in-depth article discussing the plight of Vermont and rural New England residents and their struggles to gain access to high speed internet. Their concerns are real -- lost jobs, lack of school resources, and the inability to run small businesses while being held hostage by telephone companies.
Every American deserves access to quality, high-speed internet, and that's why we've launched a website dedicated to making this goal a reality.

The CWA/nett Academy provides online training and certification ...

Advances made through audio technology can improve opportunities and overcome barriers for the visually impaired.

Interpreters for the deaf can serve more clients -- if they gain access to high-speed teleconferences provided via broadband.