In a letter sent this week, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton is urging President-elect Joe Biden to appoint Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair and Debbie Goldman as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“Given their significant qualifications and deep commitments to consumers and workers in the telecommunications industry, I strongly urge you to appoint Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair and Debbie Goldman as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission,” Shelton wrote. “Together they will be extremely effective in advancing your agenda to get America back on track.”
“Your win is vital in the effort to restore dignity, safety, and decent jobs to millions of working people across the country,” Shelton wrote. “As you know, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) was very enthusiastic about your focus throughout the campaign on the rights and conditions facing working people, and your making broadband deployment a top infrastructure priority. CWA knows better than any other organization how these two policy priorities relate to one another, and how broadband policy can address the three crises our nation faces: economic, racial injustice, and the pandemic.”
“In this spirit, we know that Jessica Rosenworcel and Debbie Goldman are the right people for the job,” Shelton continued. “They will undoubtedly serve to make Biden’s vision for equitable deployment of next generation broadband networks a priority while protecting both consumers and good jobs in the telecommunications industry.”