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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.
Frontier faces service quality investigations by state regulators in Ohio, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, and West Virginia.
“The Commission finds that robust quality of service regulation is more likely to encourage CenturyLink to maintain and repair its wireline infrastructure," said New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in its order.
The passage of the legislation comes after more than a year of intensive lobbying and solidarity from CWA Local 3010 members.
AT&T continued to charge DirecTV customers for the blacked out Altitude Sports network for two months.
Those arrested included union organizer Anne Krueger, a strong friend and ally to CWA who hosted CWA members in her home when they visited during the 2016 Verizon strike.
The announcements, each contingent on the approval of the merger, don’t hold up to close scrutiny.
“Although the FCC Order acknowledges the merger will likely lead to store closures and job loss, the FCC fails to protect workers with employment-related conditions,” said Debbie Goldman, CWA Research and Telecommunications Policy Director.
The lawsuit undermines T-Mobile’s commitments to rural communities as it prepares to defend itself in another lawsuit by the attorneys general from the District of Columbia and 15 states challenging the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger.