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“A complex remedy that carries a high risk of failure and exposes the public to substantial economic harm if it fails is not in the ‘public interest,’” said CWA.
Instead of doing the right thing by acknowledging workers’ dedication and investing in American jobs, AT&T is doing a billionaire’s bidding by putting its workers on the chopping block and abandoning these communities.
The legislation establishes two $125 million grant programs to promote digital equity nationwide.
The new joint petition also calls the merger review process “highly unusual” and urges the Commission to seek public comment on “fundamental changes in this transaction” that have taken place since the conclusion of the formal comment period.
"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.