Unions Sacrificed in Reid-McConnell Filibuster Deal

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:40 am

While some are trumpeting the deal reached between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on filibustered nominees, the devil is in the details. Part of the deal involved President Obama withdrawing nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, a move one union leader considers a betrayal.

 

CWA Targets Senate Filibuster in Ad Campaign

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 12:39 pm

The Communication Workers of America (CWA) are launching an ad campaign for Senate rules reform.

Unions Out in Force Against NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 2:05 pm

Labor unions came out in force against the Obama Administration’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal today, breaking nearly a week of silence since the agreement was dropped late Friday night.

The AFL-CIO labor federation, the United Steelworkers (USW), and the Communications Workers (CWA) all released simultaneous statements Thursday afternoon saying they would oppose the Korea Free Trade deal.

Telecoms Love Pretend Net Neutrality Proposal; Democratic FCC Commissioner Copps Doesn’t

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 6:00 pm

Not only is this proposal horrible because it allows telecoms to ration traffic and basically destroys the principle of net neutrality, but as Copps says, it’s not clear that it’s going to stick. Because of the court rulings, a failure to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service will always run into legal problems. FCC officials claim they have sufficient authority, but it’s very questionable.

How T-Mobile Scares its Employees with a “Culture of Fear”

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 5:00 pm

A new report from Labor Professor John Logan and American Rights at Work details multiple violations of the law by T-Mobile, recurring intimidation of employees, and what one employee called a “culture of fear” preventing employees from joining together in a union. Of course, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed the company one of its most harsh penalties: forcing the company to post a flier and promise not to break the law again.

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