The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation's pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, is recognizing FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel's contribution to consumer and worker rights with the 2020 Trumpeter Award, the organization’s highest honor.
CWA President Chris Shelton will present the award to Rosenworcel during a web broadcast on Tuesday, October 6. Journalist Vicky Nguyen and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine will also be honored at the event.
Rosenworcel has welcomed CWA members into her office to get a perspective on what is happening in telecommunications and media from people who are on the front lines. She raised the concerns of workers at the Commission when Republicans pushed and adopted a "One Touch, Make Ready" pole attachment regime that risks worker and public safety, and in some locations violates workers' collective bargaining agreements. She has worked to maintain media diversity, localism, and competition in the broadcast industry when Sinclair Broadcasting Group tried to purchase Tribune Media, a deal that would have created a broadcast behemoth and resulted in significant job losses.
To learn more, visit https://www.nclnet-trumpeter20.org/.