Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
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"AT&T wasn't the only company to waste no time in reacting to the bill. Fifth Third said it would raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 for all employees and hand out $1,000 bonuses to more than 13,500 employees as a result of the new law. Wells Fargo is also raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Comcast ...[text shortened]... .com/sites/laurengensler/2017/12/20/att-gives-1000-bonuses-us-employees-tax-reform/#77dce4187d61
Let's see if they actually do it.
AT&T laid off 600 people. You'd think if they could afford to hand out 200 million dollars in bonuses, they wouldn't need to kill of hundreds of jobs.
AT&T seems to be sucking up to Trump, since he said AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner would "not be approved" under his administration. Considering the acquisition is worth 85 billion, 200 mil is nothing for AT&T to use for buttering up Trump. In fact, Comcast was already planning to give bonuses in response to the end of net neutrality:
As ISP companies, AT&T and Comcast are in position to rake in far more money from customers, because net neutrality was killed. Comcast refused to deny it would take advantage of internet throttling, now that net neutrality's dead. So clearly, these raises are just smoke and mirrors to distract from how they will be screwing customers and profiting through unfair policies.