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CWA Local 6222 Vice President Belinda Aguilar, an AT&T Mobility worker, explained how hedge fund Elliott Management's attack on AT&T has led to more outsourcing of good retail jobs to non-union authorized dealers.
"I'm ecstatic at this settlement, it's a huge win for me and all contract employees at Google and other Alphabet companies," said Shannon Wait, a member of CWA Local 1400's Alphabet Workers Union (AWU). "It's far too easy for contractors like Modis to make us believe that we aren't allowed to publicly discuss our working conditions or join unions, and Alphabet and Google turn a blind eye to this gaslighting. Now, because I had the support of my union to call them out on it, they'll be forced to inform us all of our rights."
Under Democratic leadership, FCC faces renewed calls from NATOA, CWA, and local officials to put power back in the hands of local governments.
For a good illustration of the consequences of the digital divide for local governments and Internet users, take a look at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. A recent article describes the strain put on city library systems because of a lack of home access for rural neighbors.
Tomorrow, consumers and workers will rally in Portland Maine's Monument Square, where they'll demand fairness from the telecommunications industry.
New lyrics to an old song get to the heart of the need for high-speed internet. Check it out, then sing along!
4th Coming, an interactive role-playing game, has spread quickly to game fans around the world. The game has spread to a larger scale than creator Marc Frega might have dreamed. This is about more than entertainment. It's about the possibilities that emerge from the world of interconnectedness that comes with increased high-speed Internet access.
Minnesota is facing a problem not uncommon to states these days. Rural residents are being left in the dust when it comes to access to high speed internet services. Affirming this claim is a report from the Center for Rural Policy and Development, a nonprofit based in St. Peter, Minnesota. The organization, which evaluates issues from a rural perspective, recently published their 2006 Rural Internet Study analyzing internet accessibility in rural versus urban areas.
Clint, TX may only have 1,000 residents, but, like other small towns in Texas, it's being opened up to new opportunities thanks to high-speed Internet.
We've been keeping an eye on Verizon's proposed sale of 1.5 million Vermont land lines to FairPoint Communications, and the likely negative impact it will have on high speed internet access in rural New England. FairPoint, it seems, is in no position to build the infrastructure needed to bring high speed internet to rural communities.
Little by little, Internet access is changing the way Americans live and work. In Arkansas, for instance, technology is helping speed up the criminal-justice system.