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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.
It snows a lot in Western Massachusetts, and although the residents can deal with foul weather, their satellite dishes--the only option for internet access faster than dial-up--cannot. According to Florida Town Administrator Susan Brown, "If it snows, I have to have my road foreman de-ice it. The other day, he was throwing salt up at the dish so I could use the Internet to check the upcoming weather forecast."
If Verizon has its way, Vermont's telephone and internet provider will soon become FairPoint Communications, a company that won't be able to provide high-speed services to rural New England.
Twenty percent of Kentuckians don't have technology as simple as a computer, a printer and an Internet connection in their homes. This leaves the children of that 20 percent out in the cold when it comes to keeping up in school.
The long journey toward getting high speed internet to America's heartland continues.
California, arguably the technology capital of the world, has taken another step forward by eliminating fees for the installation of high speed fiber optic lines along state rights of way.
The internet has seen exponential growth in advertising in the last several years, while targeting and tailoring those advertisements to the individual user.
High-speed internet access is particularly important for low-income families who benefit from the increased communications opportunities.
Verizon is launching a sneak attack on consumers' rights by pushing for Senate Bill 1143 in Virginia.