Oct 1, 2015
CWA-represented Verizon Wireless workers just won a significant victory at their store in Everett, MA. 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.
Sep 3, 2015
In a decision that opens the door to more American workers having more rights, the NLRB ruled last week that a company that contracts out work but owns and controls the workplace and sets job conditions could be considered a joint employer of the workers with its contractor. Read More
Aug 6, 2015
Twenty House Democrats sent a sharply-worded letter to the Deutsche Telekom CEO demanding that the company take "swift and immediate action" to address multiple workers' rights violations at its American subsidiary T-Mobile US. Read More
Aug 6, 2015
On Monday, another ALJ found that T-Mobile illegally prohibits its employees from discussing the terms and conditions of employment with their co-workers and others Read More