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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.
More needs to be done to achieve universal high-speed Internet access for America’s Hispanic population.
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.