The new agreement between CWA and FEDOTRAZONAS demonstrates CWA’s belief that strengthening relationships between the union’s members and workers in countries that serve as centers for offshored global call center work is critical to reversing the global race to the bottom in the industry.
In new Tunney Act comments filed today with the DoJ Antitrust Division, CWA assessed the Department’s proposed Final Judgment on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and the announced divestiture deal with DISH.
Scalia has made a career of representing big corporations in their efforts to dismantle workers’ rights and as Labor Secretary he will have even more power to weaken employment and health and safety protections for workers in order to further enrich already wealthy CEOs and large shareholders.
The Federal Communications Commission today announced that Sprint fraudulently received tens of millions of dollars in federal subsidies by falsely claiming it provided Lifeline service to 885,000 inactive subscribers.
A delegation of AT&T call center workers who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union met with leaders from the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) in Manila Friday in a show of solidarity.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson pledged to invest $1 billion and create 7,000 new jobs if Congress passed the corporate tax cut plan, but an analysis shows that AT&T has cut over 23,000 jobs since the tax cut passed and announced job cuts for nearly 2,000 more workers.
The new federal bill builds on the momentum generated by states introducing and moving forward legislation addressing issues around call center offshoring during the 2019 legislative session in both Democratic and Republican-controlled state legislatures.
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.
AT&T’s own documents show that it eliminated 11,780 jobs in 2018 and is continuing to cut its workforce. The closures in Connecticut follow the company’s January announcement that it was closing its Syracuse, N.Y. call center.
The news that T-Mobile is planning to build five domestic customer experience centers if the proposed merger with Sprint is approved represents an attempt to obscure the fact that the merger would be a substantial net job killer for America.
While the companies’ new jobs commitment is a small step in the right direction and an acknowledgment that job loss concerns are directly relevant to the public interest standard used to review the transaction, the commitment is misleading. The companies’ pledge would still allow job cuts for authorized dealers, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the retail workers potentially affected by the merger in New York.