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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 13 May 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 133 : "text" format

Table of contents
Despite Promises on Jobs, AT&T Announces California Layoffs Bill Horne
CWA Local 4009 Members Walk Out!Bill Horne
Hanging Up: How to Stop Robocalls and Phone ScamsBill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190510023823.GA25247@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 02:38:23 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Despite Promises on Jobs, AT&T Announces California Layoffs (This is from the CWA newsletter. I didn't find an online version) Despite promises to use its enormous tax savings to create "7,000 high-paying, really good jobs," AT&T this week announced additional layoffs across California. "What AT&T has been doing in communities across California and across the country is inexcusable," said Thomas Runnion, vice president of Communications Workers of America District 9. "The company has received over $21 billion in tax cuts, but has eliminated over 20,000 jobs since the tax cut passed. They hide behind words like 'geographic rationalization,' but they are causing real hardship to California's working families in order to squeeze every last penny of profit out of their customers." A report in Motherboard earlier this year noted that California was one of the states targeted for layoffs. The latest layoffs affect 368 technicians represented by CWA. While the cuts impact locations across the state, they are concentrated in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. CWA has been calling for a Congressional investigation into how AT&T has been using its tax cut since it has not fulfilled its promise to create jobs and invest in the United States. While AT&T responds to criticism of its massive job cuts with boasts about hiring, hiring to address turnover is not the same as job creation. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190510030301.GA25518@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 03:03:02 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: CWA Local 4009 Members Walk Out! After raising multiple issues that went unresolved by management, CWA Local 4009 members employed at an AT&T Sales Call Center in Southfield, Mich., walked off the job this week, taking to the streets and remaining steadfast for two days in cold, rainy weather. Management was finally forced to listen to the workers' concerns, and participating members have now returned to work with no disciplinary action. https://cwa-union.org/news/cwa-local-4009-members-walk-out -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190511011523.GA32209@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 01:15:23 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Hanging Up: How to Stop Robocalls and Phone Scams How many times a day do you answer your phone only to hear a recorded message? If it feels like 48 billion times, that's because that's how many robocalls were placed in America last year! They don't just waste your time, they could cost you money. And up to 40% of automated calls are fraudulent. Sign up now for AARP's free, informative webinar to learn about some of the warning signs - and tips you can try to protect yourself from illegal robocalls and phone scams. Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET https://click.email.aarp.org/?qs=49d93ef016a8f5fa23f7fc9885f467431c5de55e6743fdecc1c1685fb23d0f9c696ad844e69e8d86186d8bf913a97583e6cd98c378010bca69d530500bb80ffe -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 13 May 2019

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