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Over 8,000 CWA members are negotiating for healthcare, better wages and a commitment to keeping jobs in the region
Lifeline is a beneficial federal program that provides low-income Americans access to free or affordable phone and broadband services.
With CWA’s contract with AT&T Southwest Mobility set to expire on February 21, members are ready to fight for their fair share of record-breaking profits.
The research comes just days after CWA penned letters urging AT&T’s CEO, board of directors and largest investors and Business Roundtable to reject these controversial proposals that the union says will not only cut jobs but also destroy long-term value and are the “archetype ploy of vulture capitalists.”
“Thankfully, the lawsuit from 17 state attorneys general stands on solid ground, with compelling facts and arguments on their side as they move closer to trial,” said Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for the Communications Workers of America.
A growing number of Verizon employees around the country are coming forward with experiences of racial discrimination at Verizon Wireless stores and call centers, with recent allegations and EEOC complaints at a call center in Irving, Texas, and a retail location in Columbus, Georgia.
“A complex remedy that carries a high risk of failure and exposes the public to substantial economic harm if it fails is not in the ‘public interest,’” said CWA.
Instead of doing the right thing by acknowledging workers’ dedication and investing in American jobs, AT&T is doing a billionaire’s bidding by putting its workers on the chopping block and abandoning these communities.
The legislation establishes two $125 million grant programs to promote digital equity nationwide.
The new joint petition also calls the merger review process “highly unusual” and urges the Commission to seek public comment on “fundamental changes in this transaction” that have taken place since the conclusion of the formal comment period.