New York State is about to submit its plan to the Federal Government to spend nearly $1 BILLION on broadband deployment and we need to make sure our recommendations are included in the plan. With big funding dollars comes out of state, fly-by-night contractors looking to make a quick buck with cheap labor, and we need to make sure the work goes to highly-trained, unionized broadband technicians - us!
We're fighting for:
- Fiber-optic technology wherever and whenever possible!
- Prioritization of high-road employers who have:
- A directly-employed workforce
- Robust in-house training
- Locally based workforce
- Transparent and enforceable workforce plans