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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 has broken its promises to customers and to its workers," said CWA Local 9588 President Maggie McCormack. "It's time for the company to invest in our communities and negotiate a contract that brings back US jobs."
Elliott's recommendation to divest its wireline footprint could isolate rural America. The aggressive stock buybacks proposed by Elliott would suppress investment in crucial initiatives like next generation wireless and fiber broadband networks, including networks for emergency first responders.
CWA and several workers filed discrimination charges against employers that allegedly excluded older workers, women, or both from their job ads on Facebook.
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.