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Broad range of groups support Lifeline for broadband

A broad range of groups supported modernization of the Lifeline low-income subsidy program in comments filed in response to the Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. Modernizing the program, the groups agreed, would help achieve the programís goal of delivering modern communications services to low-income families, allowing full participation in 21st century life. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO: Modernize Lifeline to include broadband

In joint comments to the FCC, CWA and the AFL-CIO supported the Commission's proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband and promote the affordability of broadband services to low-income families. Read More »

Elected officials, communities blast Verizon for failing FiOS buildout

In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind. Read More »

Thousands of Verizon Workers Rally for Fair Contract

The rallies come after Verizon, which makes $1 billion in profits every month, has refused to bargain constructively with its 39,000 employees over the terms of its contract, continuing to insist on the ability to outsource more jobs, increase health care costs by thousands of dollars a person and slash retirement security. Verizon also refuses to build the FiOS network throughout New York while abandoning proper maintenance on the traditional telephone network. Read More »

CWA, Frontier Communications reach agreement

CWA Districts 9 and 6 reached agreements with Frontier Communications to extend current collective bargaining agreements and add more than 200 new union jobs in California, Texas, and Missouri. Frontier also committed to a 100% U.S.-based workforce. Read More »

Google Express workers seek union

More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations for better wages, safer working conditions, and fairer employment agreements. Read More »

CWA and IBEW leaders announce plan to stay on job, continue fight for fair contract

Verizon refuses to build out FiOS to many underserved communities up and down the East Coast, and has abandoned upkeep of the traditional landline network, leading to extensive service problems for consumers. In these negotiations, the union membersí interest is linked directly to the public interest, since our jobs involve maintaining quality service on traditional landlines and building and servicing Verizonís state of the art FiOS broadband network. Read More »

NY mayors join CWA at bargaining table, tell Verizon stop stalling on FiOS

A group of New York mayors joined CWA in contract negotiations with Verizon, calling on the company to expand its FiOS service to their cities. Read More »

Verizon workers vote strike authorization

Eighty-six percent of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. Their contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday, August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Read More »

CWA supports Wheelerís transition proposals

The proposals outline the Technology Transition Order, which aims to ensure that phone and Internet companies upgrade their networks in a responsible way. Read More »

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