Dec 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin’s Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality

In 40 years of making laws in the nation's capital - 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 in the U.S. Senate, Tom Harkin (D-IA) has fought to give the little guy "a leg up on the economic ladder of success," with some failures but many, many successes, including leading the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), spoke movingly about what drove him all these years.

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Dec 18, 2014

Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees

In its final days, the United States Senate wrapped up a session marked by obstruction and gridlock by confirming scores of critical judicial and executive nominations.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The National Labor Relations Board upheld some modest changes in the union representation election process intended to simplify the process and minimize delay.

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Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The NLRB ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues in a case involving TNG-CWA members, who are American Sign Language interpreters at Purple Communications.

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Dec 18, 2014

Not So Fast, Christie!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't getting away with his pension fund grab.

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Dec 12, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The NLRB approved some commonsense changes to help simplify the union representation election process and minimize delay.

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Dec 11, 2014

Newspaper Guild Applauds NLRB Decision on Employees’ Rights When Using Employers’ Email

The Newspaper Guild-CWA hails a National Labor Relations Board decision that makes clear the right of workers to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues.

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Dec 11, 2014

CWA Applauds FCC E-Rate Action on Internet Speed, Access

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Dec 10, 2014

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers Vote for CWA in Union Representation Election

Today, retail store workers at a Verizon Wireless store in Everett, Mass., voted for bargaining rights and representation by the Communications Workers of America.

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Dec 10, 2014

CWA: Cave-In Looms on Big Money in Politics

As we mark the 66th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, Congress is taking up an omnibus spending bill that includes a big cave-in to big money in politics. International Human Rights Day was launched by Eleanor Roosevelt in the UN in 1948, but now we are witnessing US politics bought and sold by billionaires.

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