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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.
Indigenous dancers and drummers from Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Florida and Alaska recently performed for one another during a week long conference. Not one of the dancers had to buy a plane ticket, stay in a hotel, or miss work.
The Alliance for Public Technology, an organization devoted to promoting fast and affordable internet access for all, has published an in-depth report on the need for universal high-speed internet. In the report, APT makes the crucial distinction that high speed is "no longer a convenience but an essential part of life" underscoring the insufficiencies of current national policies.
In response to President Bush's budget, Minnesota's new Senator, Amy Klobuchar, decried cuts to a program providing loans to assist communities in creating Internet infrastructure.
Korea's largest Internet provider is investing more than $1 billion to put fiber optic lines in every home in South Korea by 2010, according to the Korea Herald.
CWA President Larry Cohen thanks CWA local 1103 members for leading the way by volunteering for the Speed Matters Action Committee.
To get a feel for the challenges of expanding Internet access, it's important to look at the issue not in the abstract, but on the ground - for example, by exploring Internet access as it affects an ordinary couple in an ordinary town. A couple like the Steinbocks of Sheboygan, WI.
When he announced his campaign for President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama put the need for universal access to high speed internet front and center.
Telemedicine administered via videoconferencing has the potential to help children suffering from cancer, worldwide. It already is in some places, thanks to programs that orchestrate videoconferencing between experts in varied fields related to pediatric oncology with children in developing countries, who otherwise would not have access to such expertise.