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Biden Administration Investments Bring CWA-Represented Jobs to Georgia

Earlier this week, CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and others to celebrate the announcement of new jobs and increased domestic production of optical fiber at an OFS Fitel facility in Norcross, Ga.

Thanks to President Biden’s focus on investing in American manufacturing and jobs, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law requires the use of Made in America materials for federally funded broadband infrastructure projects. The OFS plans to add 100 new jobs, including 50 jobs at a facility represented by CWA Local 3263.

Said President Cummings, “CWA members will be manufacturing the fiber optic cable that other CWA members will use to make sure their kids can get online to do their schoolwork, that seniors can use to connect to telehealth services, that folks can use to do their jobs. And it won’t matter if you live in a city, suburb, or rural area. We’re going to build it everywhere!”

Georgia OFS Announcement 
Top photo, from left: CWA President Claude Cummings Jr., U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and CWA District 3 President Richard Honeycutt announced new jobs at the OFS Fitel plant, where CWA Local 3263 members manufacture fiber optic cable and other tools for broadband expansion. 

Bottom photo, from left: CWA Local 3204 President Ed Barlow, CWA President Claude Cummings Jr., and CWA Senior Campaign Lead Tony Tilley toured the CWA-represented OFS Fitel fiber optic cable production facility. 
Georgia OFS Tour


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