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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.
CWA Local 1103 President Kevin Sheil said, "It's simple: Westchester workers and consumers are getting a raw deal from Altice. Altice has systematically eliminated good middle-class jobs in order to make a quick buck, which harms all of our communities in Westchester County."
CWA members and community leaders stand with Martin Hopkins, who was fired from a Verizon Wireless store in Lancaster, Ohio, after enduring years of racist behavior from managers and customers.
“The law says the FCC must consider how its rules impact ownership by women and people of color. The FCC treated its important statutory obligation as less important than a high-school math assignment, and the court gave it a failing grade even at that level,” said Cheryl Leanza of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.
Sprint fraudulently received millions of dollars in federal subsidies by falsely claiming it provided Lifeline service to 885,000 inactive subscribers.
“The proposal to place a universal cap on these programs is a direct assault on the FCC’s mission of bridging the digital divide,” wrote 30 US senators.
Cord-cutting, or cancelling traditional video service for over-the-top streaming services or no service at all, is a problem for cable companies across the industry.