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“My Friends it is solidarity of Labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces, and say to each other: We must be together: our masters are joined together, and we must do the same thing”.

… Mother Jones

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Unity@Mobility

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Our mobilizations to demand a fair contract at AT&T Mobility have been incredible. Our coworkers across the country have been taking action to make sure the company hears us loud and clear. We demand a fair contract!

This past weekend thousands of us took action at rallies and info pickets along with allies from other unions and the community.  Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and are following us on Twitter to see all the amazing photos and videos from those actions!

We are spreading the word about the struggles we are facing at work. We want people to know that we are fighting corporate power for good, family-supporting union jobs. Share this video to spread the word.

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RETWEET ?

We also just launched a petition for allies in our communities to sign telling CEO Randall Stephenson to support good jobs and settle a fair contract. Check it out here: GoodJobsATT.org

Our supporters are lining up on the ground at actions and online to help in our fight -- thanks to our families, labor allies and everyone else. The solidarity has been amazing so far and continues to grow!

The company is getting the message loud and clear: we are united for good jobs and a better future. Keep it up!

In unity,

Anne Rosenblatt


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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2017

Contact: Anjali Cadambi; 503-984-4020; anjali.cadambi@berlinrosen.com  

Sarah Ford; 812-243-7152; sarah.ford@berlinrosen.com

In latest bargaining round for nationwide AT&T wireless contract,

AT&T Workers Hold the Line on End to Outsourcing and Offshoring, 38,000 Wireless and Wireline Workers Unite Fight for Good Jobs

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Reps. Pocan, Schakowsky and Norcross call on AT&T executives to support good jobs in USA

NATIONWIDE – As AT&T workers refuse to back down from their demands that the company end offshoring and outsourcing, wireless, wireline and DirecTV workers across the country announced they will unite their fights for good jobs. For AT&T, that means more than 38,000 workers nationwide are together calling on the company to invest in its core workforce that helps it bring in over $1 billion a month in profits. 

Under a contract extension that can be terminated with 72 hours’ notice, workers will continue to bargain with the expectation that AT&T executives will come to the table with good faith proposals that protect family-supporting American jobs and invest in the country where customers have made the company a $250 billion telecom giant.

“To date, AT&T executives have been making proposals that are insulting to American workers and customers alike,” said James Stiffey, a retail worker from Pittsburgh, PA. “We’re ready to do whatever it takes to win a fair contract that protects us from cuts to the jobs and benefits our families rely on and call on AT&T to come to the table with contract proposals that show they are serious about good jobs and quality customer service.” 

After AT&T wireless workers voted by a 93 percent margin to authorize a strike if it becomes necessary, hundreds of retail and call center workers and field technicians joined rallies outside stores and call centers in 36 cities this weekend. In cities from New York to Chicago to Sacramento, AT&T workers called on the company to support their workforce with a fair contract that ends offshoring and outsourcing and supports high quality customer service.

While AT&T’s profits keep growing, it has cut more than 8,000 call center jobs and offshored thousands of jobs to Mexico, the Philippines, India, the Dominican Republic and other countries. In the past few years, AT&T has also outsourced the operation of more than 60% of its wireless retail stores to low-wage, low-quality 3rd party dealers.

Outraged at AT&T’s decisions and latest contract proposals, members of Congress are calling on company executives to support good, middle-class jobs. Recently, seven U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Trump encouraging the Trump Administration to take action to help protect and bring call center jobs back to the U.S.

“Our communications workers keep Ohioans connected with their families, neighbors, and the rest of the world,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), whose state hosts a large wireless call center in Boardman, Ohio, and 16 retail stores run by more than 860 workers. “I urge AT&T and the Communications Workers of America to reach an agreement that will keep jobs in the U.S. and ensure customers continue to receive the same standards of service.”

Reps. Mark Pocan (WI), Jan Schakowsky (IL) and Donald Norcross (NJ) said on Friday, “AT&T wireless workers are helping AT&T earn more than $1 billion a month. Strangely, these workers are being asked to swallow significant benefit cuts, and have their paid leave days cut. That’s not what a leading, profitable U.S. company does. We hope that all sides will bargain in good faith and that an equitable outcome for these workers is achieved.”

More than 17,000 workers in California and Nevada who support landline phone and broadband internet have been working without a contract for nearly one year. After voting to go on strike with more than 95 percent support, AT&T wireline workers have gathered at major state freeway overpasses to protest the company’s ongoing attempts to squeeze customers and employees.

“AT&T workers – whether they work for the wireless, wireline or DirecTV divisions – are calling on AT&T to support good, family-supporting jobs. It is a righteous fight that we are proud to support,” Dennis Trainor, Vice President of CWA District 1. “Workers are making it clear and uniting together as one movement—we won’t rest until AT&T stops outsourcing and offshoring thousands of call center, retail and technician jobs in communities and cities across the country.”

Last year, CWA members at Verizon were on strike for 49 days, finally gaining a strong contract that created and protected good jobs. During the strike, Verizon’s approval ratings were at a three-year low while analysts and media regularly remarked on the reputational damage facing Verizon.

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CWA / AT&T 2017 “Orange” Contract Bargaining

February 15, 2017 – Bargaining Report #18

The Union and company remain miles apart on all major issues. The company continues to make greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits. The Union will not accept these demands and the discussions have become more contentious over the last several days. The Union is here to get a fair contract, and with the continued backing of the membership, we will win! 

The Union and company agreed today to a brief “cooling-off” period, so we can comb through the piles of data received from the company. We will reconvene within the next two weeks. This is a chance for the membership to ramp up mobilization and show the company when they get back to the table, they need to bargain a fair contract! Thank you for your continued support. Stay mobilized, stay unified and stay ANGRY!! 

As we continue to fight for good jobs, please encourage co-workers, family and friends to visit our website: http://goodjobsatt.org/

Stay strong Sisters and Brothers!!

In Solidarity,

Mike Baxter, Local 1101

Frank Oliva, Local 1298

Deb Casey, Local 2204

Jeff Reamer, Local 13000

Julie Daloisio, Local 13500

Holly Sorey, Local 4202

Glen Skeen, Local 4320

Hector Capote, Local 7250

Debbie Goulet, Local 7803

Joe Sison, Local 9412

Brandon Beck, Local 9511

Pat Telesco, District 1, Chair

Tonya Moore, District 1


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Big news! We got back the STRIKE VOTE results and over 93% of AT&T Mobility workers voted YES. 

That means, if necessary, we will go on strike to get what we deserve at AT&T.

AT&T is a multi-billion dollar corporation that is making record profits because of our hard work taking care of the customers, selling the phones, and maintaining the network. We deserve our fair share.

Here's what Your Bargaining Committee is discussing in Negotiations:

  • Wages
  • Benefits
  • Job Security
  • Commissions
  • Transfers
  • Holidays
  • Job openings
  • Scheduling
  • Call Out and On-Call Pay
  • Overtime and differentials
  • Attendance
  • And more… 

Have a question about bargaining, striking, or where we go from here? Check out our list of Frequently asked Questions here.


ANGRY AND READY TO TAKE ACTION?

February 9, 10, and 11 we are showing our unity by calling management (Either your Vice President General Manager, Director, or Regional Manager) to demand a fair contract.

It's simple! All you have to do is call and say:

"Hi, My name is _____, I work at ________(store/center/as a tech), and I'm calling to say we demand a fair contract! "

Let us know you're calling - RSVP here.


Stay united and strong. Keep up your amazing mobilization work. AT&T’s greed is no match for the strength and unity of our Union.

In unity,

Dennis G. Trainor
Vice President – CWA District 1

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AT&T Mobility FAQ

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What exactly are we fighting for in this contract?

As the profits of AT&T climb, our wages and working conditions continue to suffer. Our call center work has been moving to contractors in low-wage countries and areas of the U.S., our retail jobs have been going to low-wage Authorized Dealers, and our technicians have seen their work get contracted out. Enough is enough!

Your bargaining committee continues to make proposals to improve the working conditions and quality of life for our members. These proposals cover many topics, including:

  • Wages
  • Benefits
  • Job Security
  • Commissions
  • Transfers
  • Holidays
  • Job openings
  • Scheduling
  • Call Out and On-Call Pay
  • Overtime and differentials
  • Attendance
  • And more…

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What Will It Take to Win?

Our negotiating team is working round the clock fighting for a fair contract. But they cannot win without the active participation of all our members. Remember, our power comes from a mobilized membership. Being a union member is not a spectator sport! We need you to do your part. That means wearing a pin, joining rallies and other actions, asking for support from your co-workers, friends, family and community, and striking if necessary.

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Will there be a strike at Mobility?

Members across the country have voted overwhelmingly to give authorization to our CWA President to call a strike in the event bargaining breaks down.  This doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a strike.  But this approval does mean that a strike can be called by our President if it becomes necessary. AT&T Mobility is a multi-billion dollar corporation and it’s about time they start acting like it and sharing some of those profits with their employees.  CWA has never been more serious about demanding a fair contract from this profitable company.

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What should I do to prepare for a strike?

We encourage all members to save money now in the event a strike is called.  Get caught up on your bills if you can. Take care of routine medical needs, including dental, medical check ups, etc.

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Will I get paid in the event there is a strike?

Strikers don’t get paid by their employer. But in the event of a strike, CWA has a large Member Relief Fund which will begin to issue relief checks. Beginning on the 15th day of the strike, members will receive a weekly check for $200 from the Members Relief Fund (MRF). This amount increases to $300 on the 21st day of a strike and increases again to $400 on the 57th day of the strike.  . Members continue to receive $400 per week until the strike is settled or until such time as the MRF is exhausted. In the event of a strike, your local and National Union will be providing applications to the MRF and more details..  CWA is a family. We take care of each other.

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Can I be fired for striking?

Striking is a legally protected right. It is illegal to fire any worker for striking.

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Why No One Should Cross a Picket Line

No worker should ever cross a picket line. Doing so betrays your coworkers who are fighting for a decent contract. Doing so encourages management to keep on taking advantage of us all. In the proud history of American workers who stand up for their rights, there is almost nothing worse than being called a scab. It is the ultimate betrayal of your coworkers. Crossing a CWA picket line is also usually a violation of the union’s bylaws.  

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Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here? Message us and we’ll get back to you.

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CWA 1122 VNA Newsletter February 1, 2017

 Last year it was our brothers and sisters at Verizon that waged a massive fight for a fair contract and for JOBS.   After months of delay-the-negotiations tactics from their employer, came a 50 day strike by 40,000 united employees that became a rallying cry not just for the Verizon workers, but for ALL of us. This brought about the intervention of the US Department of Labor, with a Secretary who, at that time, understood the inequities rampant in our rigged economy. All of this contributed to an employee victory in the form of a fair, progressive contract with job security!

Then, later in 2016, came ratification for the nurses and workers of the Catholic Health System. Their commitment to solidarity, their organized mobilization, and their resolve to fight garnered a progressive document which actually REPEALED the concessions they had conceded in their prior contract and promoted them to that next level.   

Through early 2017 your VNA unit leadership has been negotiating the first labor contract ever for the newest members of our local – those homecare workers from the VNA of Northwest Pennsylvania- workers who have been under horrific pressures the likes of which we have not seen since our first organization in 1980.    They will soon be under the auspices of our local and the CWA, strengthened with the understanding that they turned their tide with a united workforce.

NOW IT’S OUR TURN….

Our seasoned VNA bargaining team has been caucusing for the 2017 contract.  We have done a great job giving them feedback via the survey – the most surveys ever returned.  This shapes the bargaining team’s focus. Through surveys, meetings, social media, and our CWA Website we have offered multiple opportunities to engage our members and the communication continues.

We are completing our communication network to ensure bargaining information reaches all members as quickly as possible, and also that the information is accurate. That is why we owe our gratitude to those mobilizers given the task of collecting their teams’ phone and e-mail data. Please give them your cooperation in return!

And as far as your representatives at the bargaining table: it is true that we are sending the most experienced team yet to the contract negotiations. Yet please keep this in mind: when such a squad takes the field, there is one additional factor that can energize and focus a winning teams’ effort, and, at the same time, sends a clear message that can rattle the opposition. In football it is called the 12th man. The resolution of the team behind the team is the final deciding factor in achieving success in contract negotiations.

It is our turn. This is no time to be passive. Reach out. Being informed is an active pursuit. Check the website, open and read e-mails from the union, including these newsletters,  frequent the watercooler and  post and comment regularly, write down the phone number for the local’s “tape” (716-633-2345) where bargaining updates will also be recorded for your quick access.

WEAR RED ON THURSDAYS to show our solidarity.

RED CWA SCRUBS are now available for purchase at the cost of $10 EACH

TO ORDER : SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER AND THE SIZE YOU WOULD LIKE TO VNACONTRACT2017.COM OR COME TO THE OPEN MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON FEBRUARY 8TH OR THE VNA MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON FEBRUARY 15TH TO PICK ONE UP IN PERSON.

The next full VNA membership meeting is Wednesday February 15th at 5:30 pm at the Union Hall (3775 Genesee St.).

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In Solidarity

VNA Mobilization Committee

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download VNA unit newsletter V40 2-1-2017

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CWA Local 1122 - VNA Northwest Pennsylvannia BARGAINING UPDATES 2017

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CWA 1122 / VNA NWPA

Collective Bargaining Dates 2017

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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10:30am

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017

2:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Monday, February 13, 2017

9:00am

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

9:00am

  • Monday, March 13, 2017

9:00am – 5:00pm

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Collective Bargaining will be held at Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS)  …  100 Corporate Parkway Amherst NY 14226

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VNCONTRACT 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CWA and the VNA of WNY went back to the bargaining table today in an effort to secure a new contract labor agreement.  Spritied discussions continue specific to our non economic issues with some progress to report. Bargaining is scheduled to resume on Monday, February 27th.  

Our contract with the VNA expires on Friday, March 31st.

Together OUR SOLIDARITY wins! 

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CWA 1122 VNA Unit Bargaining Committee

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November  2016

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Sisters and Brothers of Our VNA Unit,

Our current contract with the VNA expires on Friday, March 31, 2017, meaning collective bargaining between CWA and the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY is just around the corner.  Our Local Union Officers, stewards, members of our mobilization and bargaining committees, encourage every sister and brother of our VNA unit to get active, engaged and involved in our mobilization activities.  These mobilization activities are designed to unite us all, so we may stand in full support of our bargaining committee. 

The constant sharing and exchange of information is vital and instrumental to effectively and properly represent you and to protect and advance your rights under the collective bargaining process.   You can help us with this.

Enclosed with this mailing is our upcoming meeting schedule and bargaining survey.  Participate, let your bargaining committee know what your issues are.  You have a voice at work.  To retain it, to strengthen it, we must use it.  We strongly encourage you to complete the survey and return it by the Friday, December 23rd deadline.  You may return the survey by fax at 716-633-9641, by US mail in the return address stamped envelope or scan and email to vnacontract2017@cwa1122.org.

Go to cwa1122.org and register on our Local Union’s website. 

Do it now, please.  Pick a username and password ….  it is that simple.  Today we have over 700 members working at the VNA, of those 700 …  210 are registered on our interactive website.  We can do much better.  Help us help you.  Register today, cwa1122.org

Our sole collective objective is to secure a fair and just contract with the VNA.  We all have skin in this game.  Collectively with our active involvement we will make the difference.  Together our SOLIDARITY Wins!!

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In Unity,

CWA Local 1122 Executive Board

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UAW 55-91

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VNA Unit Mobilization Committee Meeting Schedule

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  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016

            8:30am - 4:00pm

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

            8:30am – 4:00pm

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

            5:00pm

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

            5:00pm

          

Mobilization Committee Meetings will be held at the CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, NY 14225

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VNA Unit Membership Meeting Schedule

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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St. Buffalo

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St. Buffalo

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UAW Region 9    35 George Karl Blvd. Williamsville

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Our collective bargaining agreement with the VNA expires on

Friday, March 31, 2017

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UAW 55-91

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NO MEDICARE CUTS

Not NOW, Not EVER

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Sisters and Brothers,

We just signed a petition to tell our members of Congress to oppose any efforts to privatize or undermine Medicare benefits for millions of people.

This past week, House Speaker Paul Ryan--whose budget plan has included cuts to Medicare benefits for years now--made it clear that he is ready to pursue options to privatize Medicare.

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rep. Tom Price--who wants to destroy Medicare--signals that Trump might be willing to back away from his promise, during the election, to protect this important program.

Can you sign the petition, too?  

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In Solidarity,

CWA Local 1122 Executive Board

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SIGN THE PETITION

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CWA Local 1122                           

Meeting Dates 2017

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Stewards Meeting                                     Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Membership Meeting                                Wednesday, February 8, 2017

                                                                  UAW Region 9

                                                                                35 George Karl Blvd              

                                                                                Williamsville 14221        

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Stewards Meeting                                    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Membership Meeting                               Thursday, April 6, 2017

                                                                UAW Region 9

                                                                               35 George Karl Blvd

                                                                               Williamsville 14221        

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Stewards Meeting                                   Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Membership Meeting                                      June 2017  *

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Stewards Meeting                                   Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Membership Meeting                              Thursday, October 5, 2017

                                                               Ironworkers Local 6

                                                                             196 Orchard Park Rd

                                                                             West Seneca 14224

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Stewards Meeting                                  Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Membership Meeting                              Wednesday, December 6, 2017            

                                                               Ironworkers Local 6

                                                                             196 Orchard Park Rd

                                                                             West Seneca 14224

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** Our June 2017 membership meeting will be a picnic style meeting with the time, date and place to be determined.

Steward Meetings are held at our CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St. 

The meeting begins at 6:00pm, with food being served at 5:00pm

Membership Meetings will begin at 6:00pm with dinner being served at 5:00pm

If you have any interest in the change or resolution of our workplace issues, then it is your responsibility to attend these meetings.

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Website:  cwa1122.org                                                                                       Tape: 716.633.2345

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FCC Transition Leader Jeff Eisenach Works for Verizon, Not the Public.

Bruce Kushnick,

Executive Director, New Networks Institute

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  • The FCC’s long standing mission statement: To encourage competition in all communications markets and to protect the public interest.
  • The Communications Act of 1934, Title 1, Section 1, as amended: To ensure that the American people have available - at reasonable costs and without discrimination - rapid, efficient, nation- and world-wide communication services; whether by radio, television, wire, satellite, or cable.

Should Congress start investigations as to whether a paid consultant to Verizon and other communications companies should lead the FCC’s transition team, a government agency that is charged with protecting the public interest? (See our previous article.)

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A Partial List of Work

(NOTE: These listings specifically mention both Eisenach and Verizon. There are a host of other documents published by NERA, AEI and other organizations through 2015 that also may have been funded by Verizon.)

  • March 12, 2013: In the Matter of Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers, AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking to Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593 Expert Declaration of Jeffrey A. Eisenach (with Kevin W. Caves) on Behalf of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless

  • October, 2012: Broadband Competition in the Internet Ecosystem, AEI, Partial support for an earlier version of this paper was provided by Verizon Communications.

  • March 1, 2012: Order Instituting Rulemaking to Evaluate Telecommunications Corporations Service Quality Performance and Consider Modification to Service Quality Rules, Before the California Public Service Commission, Rulemaking 11-12-001, Reply Declaration of Jeffrey A. Eisenach on Behalf of Verizon Communications

  • February 2012: The Impact of Liberalizing Price Controls on Local Telephone Service: An Empirical Analysis, Kevin W. Caves, co-authored with Jeffrey A. Eisenach. Prepared with support from Verizon Communications.

  • January 31, 2012: Order Instituting Rulemaking to Evaluate Telecommunications Corporations Service Quality Performance and Consider Modification to Service Quality Rules, Before the California Public Service Commission, Rulemaking 11-12-001, Expert Declaration of Jeffrey A. Eisenach on Behalf of Verizon Communications

  • April 2011: Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of RUS Broadband Subsidies: Three Case Studies (Prepared with support from The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, (NCTA) co-authored with Jeffrey A. Eisenach.)

  • May 10, 2010: In the Matter of International Comparison and Consumer Survey Requirements in the Broadband Data Improvement Act, Federal Communications Commission GN Docket No. 09-47, Supplemental 7 Declaration Regarding the Berkman Center Study (NBP Public Notice 13) (with R. Crandall, E. Ehrlich and A. Ingraham) on Behalf of Verizon Communications

  • April 12, 2010: Net Neutrality: The Economic Evidence, Expert Declaration in the Matters of Preserving the Open Internet and Broadband Industry Practices, GN Docket No. 09-191 and WC Docket No. 07-52 (with Brito et al.) Prepared with support from Verizon Communications.

  • April 2010: Modeling the Welfare Effects of Net Neutrality Regulation: A Comment on Economides and Tåg (Prepared with support from Verizon Communications.)

  • November 16, 2009: Declaration of Robert W. Crandall, Everett M. Ehrlich and Jeffrey A. Eisenach Regarding the Berkman Center Study (NBP Public Notice 13) National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and United States Telecom Association (USTA) (cable and phone company associations).

  • March 13, 2009: Comments on the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Second Order for Notice and Hearing In Re: Revisions of Rules for Local Exchange Telecommunications Company Service Quality Standards, On Behalf of Verizon Virginia

  • September 24, 2008: In the Matter of the Appropriate Forms of Regulating Telephone Companies, Maryland Public Service Commission, Case No. 9133, Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Verizon Maryland

  • August 21, 2008: Comments on the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Proposed Service Quality Rules for Traditional Landline Telecommunications, On Behalf of Verizon Virginia

  • July 25, 2008: In re: Complaint and request for emergency relief against Verizon Florida, LLC for anticompetitive behavior in violation of Sections 364.01(4), 364.3381, and 364.10, F.S., and for failure to facilitate transfer of customers’ numbers to Bright House Networks Information Services (Florida), LLC, and its affiliate, Bright House Networks, LLC, Florida Public Service Commission, Docket No. 070691-TP, Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Verizon Florida

  • July 8, 2008: In the Matter of the Appropriate Forms of Regulating Telephone Companies, Maryland Public Service Commission, Case No. 9133, Direct Testimony on Behalf of Verizon Maryland

  • February 29, 2008: In the Matter of Bright House Networks LLC. et al v. Verizon California et al, Federal Communications Commission File No. EB-08-MD-002, Expert Declaration on Behalf of Verizon Communications

  • • January 31, 2008: In the Matter of Verizon’s 2007 Price Cap Plan for the Provision of Local Telecommunications Services in the District Of Columbia, District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Formal Case No. 1057, Rebuttal Testimony On behalf of Verizon

  • December 7, 2007: In the Matter of Verizon’s 2007 Price Cap Plan for the Provision of Local Telecommunications Services in the District Of Columbia, District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Formal Case No. 1057, Direct Testimony On behalf of Verizon

  • November 19, 2007: In the Matter of the Commission’s Investigation Into Verizon Maryland, Inc.’s Affiliate Relationships, Maryland Public Service Commission, Case No. 9120, Rebuttal Testimony On behalf of Verizon

  • November 16, 2007: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Pacific Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T California, et al., Petitioners, v. Linkline Communications, Inc., et al., Respondents, Brief of Amici Curiae Professors and Scholars in Law and Economics in Support of the Petitioners (with R. Bork, G. Sidak, et al)

  • October 29, 2007: In the Matter of the Commission’s Investigation Into Verizon Maryland, Inc.’s Affiliate Relationships, Maryland Public Service Commission, Case No. 9120, Direct Testimony On behalf of Verizon

  • July 16, 2007: Application of Verizon Virginia, Inc. and Verizon South for a Determination that Retail Services Are Competitive and Deregulating and Detariffing of the Same, State Corporation Commission of Virginia, Case No. PUC-2007-00008, Rebuttal Report On behalf of Verizon

  • June 2007: The Effects of Providing Universal Service Subsidies to Wireless Carriers (Prepared with support from Verizon Communications, co-authored with Jeffrey A. Eisenach).

  • January 17, 2007: Application of Verizon Virginia, Inc. and Verizon South for a Determination that Retail Services Are Competitive and Deregulating and Detariffing of the Same, State Corporation Commission of Virginia, Case No. PUC-2007-00008, Expert Testimony and Report On behalf of Verizon

  • • December 2003: In the Matter of Review of the Commission’s Rules Regarding the Pricing of Unbundled Network Elements and the Resale of Service by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 03-173, Declaration of Jeffrey A. Eisenach and Janusz R. Mrozek, Federal Communications Commission On behalf of Verizon

The New York Times Compiled this Dossier.

Failure to Disclose: No Mention Verizon is a Primary Client.

Should Congress investigate Eisenach et al. for their failure to properly disclose their ties with these corporations at congressional hearings and government agency meetings? And, have there been violations of the non-profit, tax-exempt status of the various organizations these consultants are affiliated with?

These are just two instances we found where Jeffrey Eisenach presented ‘expertise’ but failed to identify the fact that one of his major paid clients was Verizon.

  • September 17, 2014: Statement before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary On “Why Net Neutrality Matters: Protecting Consumers and Competition Through Meaningful Open Internet Rules” Testimony of Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar American Enterprise Institute

  • April 21, 2010: Testimony on Deployment of Broadband Communications Networks, Before the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.

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When it comes to calling out and breaking down the Republican Party’s calculated “war on the poor and working families,” nobody does it quite like former US Labor Secretary, Robert Reich.

In this powerful video courtesy of MoveOn.org, Reich neatly summarizes the Republican Party’s 7-prongued approach to exacerbating socioeconomic inequality and relegating America’s poor and working families to a life of poverty. Think he’s exaggerating? Watch the 135-second video and you will agree that the ‘War on the poor and working families” isn’t a figment of his imagination, it is real and impacting Americans all across the nation.

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