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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Sep 20, 2013

Cohen on TPP: ‘It’s a Race to the Bottom, We Need a Race to the Top’

CWA President Larry Cohen appeared on The Ed Show to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what this massive trade deal means for working Americans.

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Sep 11, 2013

Victory for Missouri Workers

In a major blow to a concerted right-wing campaign to undermine workers' rights and public services, Missouri CWA members, working in a coalition with labor, faith, student and community groups succeeded in pressuring the Missouri legislature to sustain Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of two key bills today.

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Sep 9, 2013

Achieving Economic Security Through the Labor Movement

In celebration of Labor Day, the Congressional Black Caucus will be hosting a Special Order Hour today about the labor movement.

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Aug 2, 2013

What’s Next for Immigration Reformers

As hundreds of protesters stopped traffic and police handcuffed 41 immigrant-rights leaders outside the Capitol, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) promised, "What is happening today is going to be repeated around the country." The same coalition of immigration, labor, faith, community and progressive activists that came together for Thursday's act of civil disobedience will be there to greet members of Congress returning home this August recess, continuing to build support for a comprehensive bill that creates a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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Jul 25, 2013

Is McCutcheon v. FEC the Next Citizens United?

Are we ready for the next Citizens United? Can our democracy, and Americans’ faith in government, take another body blow from the Supreme Court?

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Jul 2, 2013

President Cohen: ‘We can be heard and make a difference’

CWA President Larry Cohen latest blog post in The Huffington Post.

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Jun 6, 2013

Scenes from ‘Save the Sun-Times Photographers’ Rally

On Monday morning, fired Chicago Sun-Times photographers picketed the newspaper headquarters of their former employer.

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