Mar 26, 2015

Leaked Investor Chapter of TPP Worse than Imagined

The 56 pages of the Investor chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are worse than imagined and must be a wake up call for our nation.

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Mar 19, 2015

Cohen Takes ‘No “Fast Track”’ Message to Members of Congress and Media

CWA President Larry Cohen met with the House Democratic Caucus this week and stressed that he was speaking to them "not only as CWA or labor, but as the Sierra Club, the Alliance for Justice, immigration rights groups and virtually every organization that is fighting against "fast track" and a flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Mar 19, 2015

Un-Rigging the System for American Workers

It's once again budget season in Washington--but there's only one plan that makes any sense.

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Mar 19, 2015

St. Louis Editorial: From ‘Right-To-Work’ to the ‘Servant Economy’

As state legislatures around the country debate so-called "right-to-work" bills, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board published a scathing editorial this week ripping into these union-busting laws..

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Mar 12, 2015

What Do We Do When We’re Under Attack?

President Obama stood up for union workers this week, condemning the "right-to-work" bill signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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Mar 12, 2015

Leah’s Law Aims To Protect Child Welfare Caseworkers

New legislation dubbed "Leah's Law" introduced today would bolster protection of New Jersey Department of Children and Families workers.

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Feb 26, 2015

Congressional Recess = Meetings on Fast Track

CWA activists and allies met with their members of Congress and staffs, and organized town hall meetings to push back against legislators who won't commit to stopping 'Fast Track' authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Feb 26, 2015

Reich Rallies Troops at AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting

Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich fired up a big crowd attending a rally in Atlanta on Tuesday, held in conjunction with the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

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Feb 26, 2015

AFL-CIO: Today’s Trade Policies are Undermining Working People

The AFL-CIO called for a new direction for U.S. "trade promotion authority," also known as "Fast Track," one that ensures that Congress approves trading partners before negotiations begin, includes objectives that benefit all, not just multinational corporations, and gives Congress the ability to strip out provisions that fail to meet these objectives.

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Feb 26, 2015

Workers Take Fight to Wisconsin Capitol

Thousands of CWAers and union activists rallied at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, as the state legislature and Gov. Scott Walker (R) stepped up their assault on workers' rights.

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Feb 19, 2015

Members of Congress, Home for Recess, Face Calls to Reject Fast Track for TPP

CWA activists and our coalition partners across the nation have one message for members of Congress back home on recess: Vote No on Fast Track Authority for trade deals.

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Feb 19, 2015

Cohen Takes Down Rubio on MSNBC

CWA President Larry Cohen talks with MSNBC host Ed Schultz about the continuing attack on workers' ability to bargain being waged by Republicans.

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Feb 19, 2015

A Multitude Rally in WVa Against Cut to State Prevailing Wage, Right-to-Work Bills

As many as 2,000 workers trudged through a foot of snow, wind and blistering cold on Monday to speak out against anti-worker bills under consideration by the WV legislature.

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Feb 12, 2015

Sen. Alexander Continues His War on Workers with Hearing on New NLRB Union Election Rule

The attempt by the NLRB to make union representation elections more efficient and more consistent throughout the country has come up against fierce opposition from employer trade groups, including the granddaddy of them all, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Feb 5, 2015

Congressional Progressives Meet with CWA President Cohen to Discuss TPP Strategy

CWA President Larry Cohen met with about 25 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to talk strategy to defeat Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals.

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Feb 5, 2015

No Fast Track-No TPP Messages are on the Air

In this audio message, Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of Nuns on the Bus and NETWORK, the Catholic social justice organization, is calling on members of Congress to follow the faithful way forward and make sure that all voices in the Fast Track and TPP debate are heard.

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Feb 5, 2015

It’s Really ‘Right-to-Work’ for Less

Misguided politicians and their Big Business backers are pushing "right-to-work" legislation in Missouri, New Mexico, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Illinois. They make bold claims that it's the cure-all to protect workers, improve jobs, attract business and boost the overall economy.

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Jan 29, 2015

Freshman Democrats Tell Obama to Change Course on Fast Track for the TPP

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could only lead to the offshoring of U.S. jobs, especially in the service sector, and the erosion of America wages, nine newly-elected Democrats said in a letter to the president. Overall, 13 of 17 newly-elected Democrats are opposing Fast Track.

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Jan 29, 2015

Froman’s Hill Trade Hearings Buffeted By Protests

At the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, ordinary citizens and activists stood up and voiced their concerns.

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Jan 29, 2015

As Promised, GOP Introduce Laws to Gut the NLRB and Labor Rights for American Workers

The so-called 'NLRB Reform Act' would guarantee a perpetual stalemate on the National Labor Relations Board because Sens. Lamar Alexander and Mitch McConnell propose to add a sixth member to it. And, in the House, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is introducing a federal right-to-work bill to "free" workers from paying union dues.

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