Jul 16, 2014

Report from Berlin: Global Trade Deals Can No Longer Include Investor-State Dispute Settlement

ISDS as an element in any trade deal is a non-starter.

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Jun 11, 2014

3 Million Americans Without A Safety Net

 

This week America hit a distressing milestone: More than 3 million long-term unemployed workers are without benefits.

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Jun 10, 2014

Here’s Another Reminder of Why We’re Building a Movement

Along comes a news story that is so infuriating that it jolts us into action. This is one of them.

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Jun 6, 2014

T-Mobile CEO Salary Equals Pay of 2,000 Call Center Workers

Amber Diaz, a former T-Mobile US employee who was unjustly fired for exercising her rights to organize a union, stood up and asked a question that’s been on the minds of so many of her coworkers: How can T-Mobile pay its CEO millions of dollars, while its call center workers earn so little they are forced to rely on government assistance?

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Jun 3, 2014

To Restore Democracy

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Sen. Tom Udall's constitutional amendment to restore the authority of Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on raising and spending of money in political campaigns. Congress is expected to vote this year on this legislation that will begin to restore the first amendment rights of ordinary Americans.

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May 20, 2014

#WeExpectBetter

Today the International Trade Union Confederation, which represents 168 million workers in 155 countries, rallied outside of Deutsche Telekom in Berlin to protest against the company's anti-union practices at T-Mobile US.

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May 14, 2014

This Is Why We Said Give Us 5

Nearly a year later, as the National Labor Relations Board assesses the right of employees to use electronic communication systems to discuss their working conditions, it’s not difficult to see why a full strength National Labor Relations Board is so important.

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Apr 22, 2014

Fast and Furious

AT&T is expanding its ultra-fast fiber network to 100 cities nationwide.

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Apr 15, 2014

CEO Pay Is Out Of Control

Last year American CEOs pocketed, on average, $11.7 million in 2013 compared to the average worker who earned $35,293. That means CEOs were paid 331 times that of the average worker.

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Apr 8, 2014

Are We Getting Closer To Equal Pay For Equal Work?

Today is Pay Equity Day.

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Mar 21, 2014

Pensiongate in New Jersey?

First there was Bridgegate. Now a new investigative piece in The Nation is asking if Pensiongate is next.

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Mar 18, 2014

Korea-US Free Trade Agreement Two Years Out: Promise vs. Reality

CWA President Larry Cohen writes, "Before the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was adopted, a lot of promises were made. This deal would result in more U.S. jobs and bigger markets for U.S. goods in Korea, we were told. The problems of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would be fixed, we were promised. March 15 marks the second anniversary of this deal, and two years out, reality doesn't match up with any of those promises."

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Feb 24, 2014

Is Governor Nikki Haley Violating Her Own State Law?

It’s not clear what South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says that corporations with union representation shouldn’t even think about locating in her state.

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Feb 18, 2014

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

CWA President Larry Cohen writes, "Never before in the 79-year-old history of the National Labor Relations Act has there been this type of blatant interference by elected officials."

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Feb 5, 2014

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

What does a global economy mean? And who does it serve?

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Jan 27, 2014

How Unions Are Helping Save Time, Money and Jobs

A new report released by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund, Improving Government Through Labor-Management Collaboration and Employee Ingenuity, profiles how public employees and their unions are working collaboratively with management to improve the way government runs.

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Jan 13, 2014

Get TPP Off the Fast Track

CWA President Larry Cohen explains why "fast track" is the wrong track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Jan 10, 2014

McCutcheon v. FEC: Why It Matters

In its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court granted corporations the same First Amendment rights as people, opening the door to unconstrained independent spending in U.S. elections. Now a new case before the high court – McCutcheon v. FEC – threatens to make wealthy Americans' massive sway over elections even more pronounced.

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Jan 9, 2014

Trading Away Our Health

Doctors without Borders put it bluntly: “Unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement is on track to become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries.”

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Jan 7, 2014

Unemployment Benefits Explained In Three Charts

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities does an excellent job of putting this crisis in perspective.

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