Verizon Refuses to Fix Customer Lines, Forcing Consumers to Take Fiber or Lose Service

A complaint filed this week at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) charges Verizon Communications with systematically deceiving customers, refusing to fix the phone lines of customers on its traditional copper network, and forcing them to switch to the company’s fiber network or lose all service. This practice is driven by an internal Verizon policy called “Fiber Is the Only Fix,” according to the complaint, which was filed by public-interest groups, including CWA, Common Cause and …

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Union Membership Up in the South…Not Just North Carolina

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual data on unions and unionization rates – the percentage of union members relative to the workforce – North Carolina wasn’t the only southern state to see an increase last year over 2014, reports Chris Kromm with the Institute for Southern Studies: Over the last year, the share of U.S. workers belonging to unions held steady at 11.1 percent, according to data released last week by the …

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Health and Safety

ChemHat, a “must read” for CWA occupational safety and health activists and leaders, is a joint production of the Blue-Green Alliance, CWA, and the United Steelworkers. This excellent presentation demystifies technical information regarding chemical occupational and environmental hazards as well as the need to move towards the use of safer, alternative products. Download the presentation. Visit www.ChemHAT.org. The CWA Occupational Safety and Health Department has as its primary responsibility the The CWA Occupational Safety and …

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