Apr 8, 2014
In an extraordinary decision, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has moved to consolidate recent unfair labor practice complaints that have been brought against T-Mobile US. The telecommunications company has been cited for its relentless and escalating attempts over the past 10 years to stop workers from obtaining union representation.
Apr 2, 2014
Four years ago, the court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Today, the court’s 5-4 decision struck down aggregate contribution limits, so that one super-wealthy donor can now inject up to $3.6 million into our politics to candidates and parties -- shattering one of the remaining campaign finance laws on the books.
Apr 1, 2014
Sprint may owe up to $4.5 million in back pay to 1,440 workers laid off in March without the 60 days’ notice required by federal and state laws. The workers may also be eligible for Sprint employee benefits through May 17 under the laws. Sprint announced the call center layoffs on March 18, and said the jobs would end March 25, with pay through April 8.
Feb 16, 2014
VW employees in Chattanooga have every right to support or oppose their own collective bargaining rights. The narrow loss in the National Labor Relations Board election Friday would have been just an issue of working Americans exercising their rights if it were not for the despicable interference of Senator Corker, Governor Haslam, Republican state legislators and outsiders like Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers.
Feb 5, 2014
The Communications Workers of America applauds the introduction of H.R. 20, the Government By the People Act. The legislation was unveiled today by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The bill is an important step in reducing the influence of moneyed special interests in politics and would put our elections back into the hands of everyday Americans.