Today the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and Public Knowledge are filing an amicus brief in the lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to weaken municipal authority to manage streets and public property.
A new analysis of AT&T’s March proxy statement and annual report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) shows the telecom company eliminated 23,328 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, including nearly 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019.
Workers to confront board and executives on retail store and call center union-busting, failure to address abuses in warehouse sector. Unions to call for corporate governance reform, rejection of CEO pay package.
CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday about the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on working Americans and called on Congress to hold big corporations accountable for their failed promises to raise wages and create jobs with their tax windfalls.
CWA members have increasingly seen their jobs offshored, generally to countries where workers are denied human rights and not paid a decent wage. Cross-border collective bargaining and other reforms are needed to build a new pro-worker model.
In the same year AT&T cut a staggering number of jobs and closed call centers throughout the U.S., the company may not have paid cash income taxes. In fact, AT&T says that after refunds, it enjoyed a net tax rebate of $354 million.
A historic civil rights settlement was announced with Facebook today encompassing sweeping changes that the tech giant will make to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and credit advertising.
The Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” created additional incentives and rewards for profits to be made overseas by allowing companies to pay significantly less of the corporate tax rate on profits earned abroad as they would in the United States, while also exempting certain types of overseas corporate investments from taxes entirely.