Jan 21, 2016
The AFL-CIO Office of Investment recently sent a letter to T-Mobile, outlining how the company's confidentiality agreements conflict with federal whistleblower protections for reporting securities law violations. Read More
For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board has five Senate-confirmed members.
The National Labor Relations Board enforces the National Labor Relations Act, the principal law safeguarding your right to organize to improve your working conditions, whether or not you are in a union. Workers turn to the NLRB when they are illegally fired or otherwise prevented from working together for change.
The NLRB is supposed to have five members that are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. But corporations have persuaded Republicans in the Senate to use silent filibusters to prevent a vote on President Obama's nominees. The Board needs at least three members to make decisions. Two of the five seats on the NLRB are currently vacant and the term of another member will expire in August.
Working people need and deserve a functioning National Labor Relations Board. The President has sent the names of five well-qualified nominees to the Senate. If we don't let our Senators know that the NLRB matters, Senate Republicans will continue to abuse the Senate rules and filibuster the nominees and Senate Democrats will not take action to overcome the filibuster.
Jan 14, 2016
Reuters reports: Two major investors in Deutsche Telekom, the German parent company of T-Mobile US, have expressed grave concerns about the mistreatment of the workforce. Read More
Jan 7, 2016
Fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging the German parliament to launch an investigation into the egregious, anti-worker practices of T-Mobile US. Read More
Dec 17, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has gone to Federal Court to ask a judge to issue an injunction against Cablevision for illegally firing Dorothea Perry, a union activist at a call center in Nassau County. Read More
Nov 19, 2015
Like many other U.S. corporations, the owners of El Vocero newspaper in Puerto Rico were using bankruptcy to try to shed its obligations, including to its union employees. But the National Labor Relations Board has slammed on the brakes. Read More