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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 63 : "text" format

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Why is AT&T Closing Call Centers after Getting $20 Billion in Tax Breaks?Bill Horne
NLRB Accuses Nokia of Violating Federal Labor LawsBill Horne
Re: Crucial.com Cancels Legitimate OrdersGarrett Wollman
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190303003703.GA1641@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 00:37:03 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Why is AT&T Closing Call Centers after Getting $20 Billion in Tax Breaks? (This is from a CWA email list I'm subscribed to) AT&T workers in Connecticut were joined on Monday by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other labor allies to speak out about AT&T's planned closure of several call centers in Connecticut in the coming months. Despite pulling in nearly $20 billion in tax breaks last year, AT&T has rolled out plans to close a number of call centers in recent weeks. After announcing last month that a call center in Syracuse, N.Y., would be closing, the company informed workers at three call centers in Meriden, Conn., on February 22nd that their jobs would be going to Tennessee and Georgia. The workers, many of whom have been with AT&T for more than 30 years, were told that they would have to move or end their careers with AT&T. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190303003805.GA1664@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 00:38:05 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: NLRB Accuses Nokia of Violating Federal Labor Laws (This is from a CWA mailing list I'm subscribed to) As Nokia attempts to implement a plan to ship jobs out of the U.S. to low paid workers in India and Romania, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against the company for violations of federal labor law, setting the case for trial in Cincinnati on April 30, 2019. CWA Local 4390 in Columbus, Ohio, represents Nokia's union workforce, one of the oldest bargaining units in CWA. The unit, mainly field and remote equipment installers, has more than 100 years of history, originally as Western Electric, then AT&T Technologies, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and now Nokia. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <q5gtnk$1qde$1@grapevine.csail.mit.edu> Date: 3 Mar 2019 16:00:52 +0000 From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@bimajority.org> Subject: Re: Crucial.com Cancels Legitimate Orders In article <20190228205046.C7648200F72FFF@ary.local>, John Levine <johnl@iecc.com> wrote: >In article <26EF2AF0-2438-4244-8850-C430DA675422@mishmash.com> you write: >> Have anyone else here ever heard of anything so utterly >>ridiculous? > >All the time. My credit card banks have both my PO Box and my street >address so the authorization usually works, but there are a lot of >broken systems that either freak out when they see something like this: > >John L >PO Box 123 >456 Hummingbird Lane >Anytown USA 96943 > >They can't deal with a PO Box even if there is also a street address. This becomes more challenging if, as my family did when I was growing up, your post-office box is in a completely different place from your residence, and (as was common in those pre-E911 days) there were no street addresses where you lived. I remember having to give my father's work address (in the same federal building as the post office) to get some things delivered -- which was not a thing then the way it is now. -GAWollman -- Garrett A. Wollman | "Act to avoid constraining the future; if you can, wollman@bimajority.org| act to remove constraint from the future. This is Opinions not shared by| a thing you can do, are able to do, to do together." my employers. | - Graydon Saunders, _A Succession of Bad Days_ (2015) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 04 Mar 2019

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