To keep its network running, AT&T said last
week (3/26/2020) that it is paying a 20 percent bonus to its front-line union
employees above their regular hourly base rate.
The company is also offering as much as 160 hours of excused
time off for employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus,
who are at higher risk due to underlying health conditions, who have to watch
children at home or who are acting as the primary caregiver for a family member
diagnosed with COVID-19.
AT&T will also waive fees for personnel on
select U.S. Navy ships to make calls through April 30, provide
deployable cell sites at no additional charge for public safety agencies on
FirstNet and waive late fees upon request for consumer and small business
wireless, home phone and broadband customers affected by the pandemic.
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