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Working Familes at Verizon Strike for a Better Workplace

Working Familes at Verizon Strike for a Better Workplace

Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they’ve decided to take a stand to create a better workplace. They want to make sure the needs of working families are met, instead of standing by as a handful of individuals get richer and richer. They’re fighting to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon Wireless who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.

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The Poster Child for Corporate Greed: Winners and Losers of the Week

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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T-Mobile’s Dirty Secrets Exposed: Unfair Firings, Deceiving Customers and More

T-Mobile’s Dirty Secrets Exposed: Unfair Firings, Deceiving Customers and More

Last week, award-winning labor and business reporter Steven Greenhouse published a comprehensive article on T-Mobile’s disgraceful labor and consumer practices.

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NLRB Trumps Trump's Anti-Worker Tactics in Las Vegas: Winners and Losers of the Week

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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers who are winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people who are trying to deny working people their rights.

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Al Jazeera America Journalists Latest Digital Newsroom to Organize

Al Jazeera America Journalists Latest Digital Newsroom to Organize

This week, an overwhelming majority of digital journalists working for Al Jazeera America (AJAM) voted to be represented by the The NewsGuild of New York, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31003. AJAM joins a growing number of digital outlets that have recently organized, including The Guardian U.S.GawkerVice and Salon, This was the first of these organizing drives where management forced a government-supervised election, while other outlets have voluntarily recognized union organizing efforts. AJAM management initially challenged the voting eligibility of nine senior journalists, claiming they were supervisors. But a few hours after the ballots were counted and the lopsided outcome was announced, management dropped its objections and agreed they were part of the new bargaining unit.

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CWA Wants Your Stories About Voter Suppression

CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings with Minority Leadership Institute class members at a training session at CWA headquarters last week.

As more and more states put obstacles in the way of voters trying to exercise their right to vote, we want to hear from you, our Communications Workers of America (CWA) brothers and sisters, about some of the challenges you and your families have faced out there as you try to register and vote.

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Working People in America Show Appreciation for the Pope's Support of Their Struggles

In advance of Pope Francis' visit to New York, low-wage workers and Verizon workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), in Westchester County are building a special chair for the visit. While Verizon workers are struggling to negotiate a fair contract, they are excited to know that they have an ally in the pope. Watch the video to learn more.

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Verizon Cries Poor with $1 Billion a Month in Profits

Verizon Cries Poor with $1 Billion a Month in Profits

Poor Verizon. In contract negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW), the company says it just doesn’t have the money for a fair contract for 39,000 workers from Virginia to Massachusetts.

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CWA Local 1103 Seeks to Make Port Chester, N.Y., a Wage Theft-Free Zone

Local 1103 of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is part of an organizing campaign in the village of Port Chester, N.Y., called “No Pay No Way,” designed to make the village a wage theft-free zone. Watch the video to see the campaign in action.

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Week of Action Against Fast Track Capped by Rally and March in D.C.

Photo courtesy Campaign for America's Future

On Monday, hundreds of workers and their allies rallied in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., then marched to the U.S. Trade Representative's office in opposition to Fast Track trade legislation that would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to pass with little oversight or public input. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was a featured speaker at the rally and joined AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen, political commentator Jim Hightower, Campaign for America's Future, National People's Action, Alliance for a Just Society, USAction and workers from numerous unions in the rally, which also featured a giant TPP Trojan horse.

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