AT&T Layoffs, CenturyLink Outage Explanation and the Week in Review

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… a malfunctioning network management card. The unnamed U.S. vendor is a longtime facet of CenturyLink’s network.

The FCC announced an investigation into the matter, as did Washington state’s attorney general.

Read more about the outage.

1. AT&T Workers Bracing for More Job Cuts

A labor dispute with Ma Bell is also sure to draw eyeballs.

Not all of the news with AT&T is union-related as much as it is workforce-related. Edward Gately reported that AT&T will lay off more employees in a “geographic rationalization” and “employment surplus reduction.”

But the Communications Workers of America (CWA) laid into AT&T for cutting more than 10,000 workers since celebrating the passing of federal tax cuts in December 2017.

Read about the layoffs and the union’s gripes.

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