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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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Contract dispute with infrastructure company’s union workers headed for City Council hearing

By Ginger Adams Otis, NY Daily News, 12/3/17 All the players in a major contract battle between a New York union and an infrastructure company owned by a private-equity firm are being asked to appear before the City Council this month.

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National Day of Action Against Trump - GOP Tax Plan

CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY AT 888-907-9365. A Message from CWA President Chris Shelton. CWA and our members have fought - and won - many fights this year against the one percent and corporate interests and their agenda in Washington, DC.

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Union Plus Scholarship Application Due January 31, 2018

Application deadline: January 31, 2018. Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

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CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarships 2018-2019

Application deadline: April 30, 2018. Applications for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation's scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year are now open. The Foundation's Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. 
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