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After repeated incidents and multiple grievance filings, the members walked off the job in protest. As a result of the strike, the supervisor has been temporarily suspended.
Dubbed “the most dangerous job in America,” tower climbing involves scaling towers to perform inspections and tests, handle repairs, and install equipment ranging from antennas, amplifiers, and fiber optic cable, to lighting systems. The major carriers who build and own the towers often farm out the maintenance work to contractors like Qualtek.
The report, “What Lies Beneath,” focuses on Google Fiber, a high-profile company that relies heavily on contractors, and offers a deep dive into contracted out work.
The state of Kentucky knows the facts: investing in high speed internet brings high paying technology jobs. And building a high speed internet infrastructure is an investment in the economy.
Government leaders, union representatives, educators and concerned citizens recently met at a public forum in Vermont. Congressman Bernie Sanders hosted the event to discuss the lack of high speed internet in rural communities.
This past September, at the tail end of the legislative session, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) introduced a landmark bill to expand our high speed internet infrastructure: Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2006.
CWA's Speed Matters brochure is now available at http://files.cwa-union.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersBrochure.pdf
House calls were once considered a thing of the past, but with specialists in high demand in rural America, psychiatrists are using telemedicine to treat patients in their own homes.
For our nation's deaf, finding easy ways to communicate throught the channels the rest of us take for granted has been a constant challenge -- but that's changing. High speed internet has made new video conferencing tools possible, opening new and exciting doors of dialogue.
In the last decade, public libraries have expanded their resources to become primary points of access to the internet for millions of Americans. 10 years ago only 25% of libraries had internet access but today 99% of libraries offer access to the internet.
CWA has just released a detailed policy paper which explains why the U.S. needs a national policy for universal high speed broadband.