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The former Nokia employees worked in now-closed Omaha Telecommunications facility; many could lose health insurance through no fault of their own.
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“Both the original transaction and proposed settlement agreement raise the threat of higher phone bills, less choice, fewer jobs, and worse wages for hardworking Americans,” said House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI).
“The bipartisan list of House backers of the call center bill represent a diverse range of districts across America and viewpoints across the ideological spectrum,” said Shane Larson, Director of Legislation, Politics and International Affairs at the Communications Workers of America.
“Rather than deter misconduct, the signal here is that the fines or monetary penalties will be a fraction of what they should be,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
“The USF programs were not intended to compete against each other for funding and pitting them against each other for funding does nothing to advance the goal of achieving universal service,” said the Congressional letter.
The contract also adds protections against discrimination based on marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
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.