Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Texas Climate Jobs Project’s Report Shows the Right Way to Build Fast, Reliable Fiber Broadband

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Texas labor movement is fighting to ensure that jobs in emerging industries are good union jobs. A new report from the Texas Climate Jobs Project, a project of Fair Shot Texas and Fair Shot Texas Action Fund in partnership with the Texas AFL-CIO, demonstrates that fiber broadband work is best performed by union members who are ready, safe and well-trained to get the job done right. The report, What Lies Beneath, also found that eight individual contractors associated with Google Fiber projects in Texas are named in 29 separate Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement records, and were fined at least $227,375.