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Help Protect New York State Call Center Jobs

Call Your NYS Senator at 855-980-2128. Over the past ten years, New York has lost 37,310 call center jobs. Verizon has sent at least 1000 good NY call center jobs overseas. New York State shouldn't subsidize corporations that destroy jobs.

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Rally this Saturday, Feb 24 to Protect Unions & Workers Rights

CWA meet-up: 10:30am at Reade & Lafayette St. Rally starts at 11am at Foley Square. When working people have the freedom to speak up together through unions, we make progress together that benefits everyone. But today - with a shrinking middle class and a growing gap between the rich and the rest of us - the last thing America needs is an assault on the freedom to form strong unions and speak up for ourselves and our communities.

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New York Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect Net Neutrality

By Mallory Locklear, Endgadget, 1/24/18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order today requiring any internet service provider with a state contract to honor the principles of net neutrality. In a statement the governor said, "With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all."

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Following Tragic Fire in Philippines, CWA Calls on Telecom Companies to Ensure Workers' Safety

Washington, DC - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today released letters sent by CWA President Chris Shelton to the CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon seeking to ensure that workers in these companies' offshored call centers in the Philippines and beyond are "employed in a safe and healthful manner."

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FCC admits mobile internet is a poor broadband replacement

By Andrew Tarantola, Endgadget.com.  As dictated by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC released its annual draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report on Wednesday. In it, the commission made a surprising concession: that no, mobile data and wired broadband are not in fact suitable replacements for one another. 

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Support Spectrum Strikers; Sign the petition to deny Spectrum's Franchise Renewal

Petition for a NYC Public Cable option and not to renew Spectrum's Franchise. Click here to sign. Spectrum workers have been on strike more than nine months. Sign the petition today to deny Spectrum's franchise renewal. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for workers and unions; His last campaign was a labor fight

By Meteor Blades, Daily Kos. Sept, 2017.  The "I have a dream" speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered 54 years ago last week was not the first version ever spoken before a mass audience. The video below shows King inspiring a crowd on June 23, 1963, in Detroit as part of the "Walk for Freedom" that drew 125,000 participants. 

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Fifty years after Dr. King’s Death, PPAs to Organize and Fight for Dignity and Respect

Press release, Jan 12, 2018. The film industry's invisible workforce - Production Parking Assistants - to join Rev Al Sharpton, NYC elected officials on Martin Luther King Day and announce plans to unionize. 

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New York Family Paid Leave In Effect January 1, 2018

The new Paid Family Leave law goes into effect January 1, 2018 for people working in the state of New York. New York Paid Family Leave is funded through employee payroll deductions.

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F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

By Cecilia Kangdec, NYT, Dec 14, 2017 Local 1101 Note: Ajit Pai, Chairmain of the FCC, is a former Verizon lawyer. Whose interests do you think he represents?! WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans' online experiences.

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