The $4.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund USF high-cost Program provides access to modern communications networks capable of providing broadband service for consumers in rural, insular, and high-cost areas.
CWA members and other groups gathered outside the courthouse to express their concerns about the merger and show their support for the 14 state attorneys general who filed the lawsuit to block the merger.
CWA members will participate in a global day of labor union action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to protest the severe repression of labor union and other activists in the Philippines.
CenturyLink’s failure to maintain its copper infrastructure jeopardizes service quality and poses significant safety hazards to employees and the public.
“The safety of my constituents is my highest priority and the fact that so many of them are unable to do something as basic as calling 911 for assistance is unacceptable,” said Sen. Joe Manchin.
“The [FirstNet] network equips first responders with priority and preemption across all of the network’s spectrum bands, including Band 14, which Congress dedicated specifically to public safety and no other platform has access to,” said Claude Cummings Jr, CWA District 6 Vice President.
The agreements come after a long campaign to raise public awareness of CWA members’ concerns, particularly around job security.
Two years into the partnership, Verizon’s promises ring hollow as analysis reveals lack of transparency, accountability, and equity.
The summer of #NoMoreOffshoring! attempts to take action to fix the new version of NAFTA, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission found that CenturyLink did not adequately respond to an outage last year.
CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor joined Attorney General James for the announcement of the antitrust action. The merger "would mean less demand for the labor of wireless workers, driving down wages and benefits across the industry," Trainor said.