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AT&T's Plan For the Future: No Landlines, Less Regulation

By Ryan Knutson

Residents and business owners in Carbon Hill, Ala., got a surprise in letters from AT&T Inc. in February. The company said the town, where signs welcome visitors to “the city with a future,” could usher in one of the biggest technological changes since Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone.

If regulators approve, AT&T customers would eventually have to switch to wireless or high-speed service. New customers wouldn’t be allowed to sign up for traditional, landline-based service at all. AT&T’s top executive in Alabama, Fred McCallum, wrote that the proposed changes are an “exciting opportunity for our customers and for our company.”

But Carbon Hill City Clerk Janice Pendley says some people in the former mining town are apprehensive. “Some of them like their landline, and they like it just the way it is,” she says.

For the past decade, AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc. VZ +1.30% have been burying fiber-optic cable and upgrading antennas in hopes of replacing the carriers’ century-old phone networks with technology built solely for the Internet age. Resulting improvements in Internet speed and wireless coverage have fueled soaring mobile-phone use, the surging popularity of streaming video and Internet-based calling services like Skype.

Nearly 40% of U.S. households now have no landline phone
, and there are more wireless devices than people. “Revolution is all around us,” says Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas E. Wheeler. An all-Internet protocol network could lead to better products, lower prices and “massive benefits” for consumers, he says.

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Local 1101 Steward and Membership Meetings

Stewards Meeting
03/20/2014 @ 6:00 pm
Location : High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave.

Membership Meeting
03/27/2014 @ 6:00 pm
Location : High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave.

Verizon Corporate Profit Sharing Award

Verizon announced today that the Corporate Profit Sharing award for full time employees is $825.00. The award will be pro-rated for part-time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. The award will be paid on March 14, 2014.

Payment Dates for Unused Incidental Absence Days and CPS Award

The lump sum payment for members who used less than 5 incidental absence days in 2013 will be in the March 7, 2014 check. See chart below.

Number of Paid or Unpaid Incidental Absence Days Used in the Calendar Year
Lump Sum Payment

4 Days
1 Day’s Pay

At least 3 days but less than 4 days
2 Day’s Pay

At least [...]

Verizon Declares Another Surplus Effective 3-4-2014

Verizon has declared a surplus in Force Adjustment Areas (FAAs) 1 through 6. The force adjustment area that applys to CWA 1101 is FAA 1. Offers for enhanced EIPP (Enhanced Income Protection Plan) effected employees will be made by March 4, 2014. Employees who receive an EIPP offer and wish to take it must transmit [...]

NJ Homeowners Protest Sheriff's Sale Of CWA Member's Home

New Jersey homeowners marched on a Wells Fargo branch in Irvington on Wednesday, delivering a 2,000-signature petition demanding that the bank stop the sheriff’s sale of a CWA member’s New Jersey home.

Activists protest a Wells Fargo branch in Irvington, NJ

In 2010, Paulette McQueen, a CWA Local 1037 home child care provider and shop steward, [...]

Verizon: 321,545 requests for customer info

Friday, January 24, 2014, Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer

The nation’s largest wireless phone company, which also has millions of FiOS Internet and land-line phone customers, had 321,545 requests for customer information from federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies in 2013, Verizon Communications Inc. said this week in its first “transparency report.”

Verizon did not say [...]

How Verizon Might Utilize Intel's On Cue

Jim Probasco, Benzinga Staff Writer

Verizon (NYSE: VZ [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) hopes to pull off what Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) could not – streaming live and delayed television, along with DVR, all in one service.

Verizon bought out Intel’s internal Media team and its On Cue pay-tv service, which it said it initially planned to [...]

Position Paper May, 2011 & Voting for Proposed By-Laws Changes 2014

Source: http://d-hex.blogspot.com/

Voting for Proposed By-Laws Changes is Underway

Ballots were mailed by the American Arbitration Association on January 2, and are due back January 29.
Check Your Mail – and Vote!

Since taking office the Executive Board has worked hard to find ways to cut costs at the Local. President Keith Purce worked with the by-lawscommittee, members [...]

Let’s Crush This Rotten Deal

The battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and millions of jobs
will start in the New Year, for real. While we successfully delayed
introduction of fast track legislation to this point, all signs point to
bill introduction on January 7th or 8th.

The Obama administration is likely to come hard to pass this legislation.
Passing the TPP involves a [...]