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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.
Local unions in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are attempting to block Verizon's abandonment of "low-value" land line customers in New England.
Tennessee wants high speed internet, according to a panel of experts and legislators who found that the state was lagging behind in internet access and that increased high speed broadband was necessary for the economy, government and education.
For much of the world, DSL is the most common way to access the Internet; in the U.S., however, more consumers get high-speed Internet access via cable.
A recent study shows that New York appears to have one of the highest rates of broadband access in the country; however this new data highlights the need for improved mapping.
People living in Northeast Texas can expect greater access to high speed internet thanks to a new AT&T plan to offer high speed internet in Texas that was propelled by state policy initiatives.
The new Netflix program that allows customers to watch movies over the internet will help drive the demand for high speed internet.
High speed internet in Maine may become more available to underserved communities with new legislation in the state House of Representatives that would issue bonds providing funds for localities that build infrastructure for high speed internet development.
Technology has been a driving force behind the United States' ascension to the top of the global economy. But as the 21st Century unfolds, we are seriously lagging when it comes to high speed internet access. Americans pay far more for much slower speeds than most other developed countries. Last week, we released a new whitepaper, "Speed Matters: Affordable High Speed Internet for All", to explain the problem and explore solutions.