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Give Denver SuperShuttle Drivers a Fair Deal

Give Denver SuperShuttle Drivers a Fair Deal

What international company wants its employees to accept a 30% pay cut? It's Denver SuperShuttle, and that was the last offer made by the company in contract negotiations with its van drivers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).  The drivers overwhelming rejected the steep pay cuts, which were so low the workers could have been eligible for food stamps, Medicaid and other public assistance.  In other words, SuperShuttle wanted to let the taxpayers subsidize even bigger profits for the company, all because workers voted to have a union.

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How FirstEnergy CEO Is a ‘Poster Child for What Is Wrong in Our Country Today'

FirstEnergy Corp.’s lockout of 150 utility workers in central Pennsylvania has stirred up a hornet’s nest that CEO Anthony Alexander already regrets. 

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Tennessee Anti-Union Voices Ignore Positive Economic Impact of Workers Having a Voice on the Job

Photo of worker holding UAW sign at D.C. protest.

In September, the majority of workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., signed cards authorizing their affiliation with the UAW and the creation of a German-style "works council" at the plant. Daniel Cornfield, a professor of sociology and political science at Vanderbilt University, says those speaking out against the workers and the UAW need to take a look at positive economic impact unionized workers and the companies they work at have on Tennessee.

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Bigger Paychecks, Better Benefits for Women Who Carry a Union Card

Bigger Paychecks, Better Benefits for Women Who Carry a Union Card

Unionized women workers continue to have “a substantial boost in pay and benefits” compared to their nonunion counterparts, according to a new issue brief.

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Stronger Together: Labor and Management at Ford

Stronger Together: Labor and Management at Ford

In 2007, the Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Louisville, Ky., was staring at an existential crisis. It was on the verge of being shuttered. The jobs there—jobs that sustained middle-class families and communities throughout Louisville—were this close to being sent to Mexico.

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This Video’s Certainly Not Ready for Prime Time

It’s common knowledge that humor and the corporate right wing are pretty much mutually exclusive—at least intentionally. A lame attempt by a shadowy group linked to Walmart’s former chief lobbyist to parody striking Walmart workers as nothing more than lazy beer-guzzling, left-wing jobless twenty-somethings, proves that comedy should be left to the professionals.

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Bigger and Bigger, Fast-Food Strikes Roll Across America

 

Thousands of fast-food workers in more than 100 cities across the country are on strike today for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to join a union. The strikes kicked off in the predawn hours on the East Coast and are rolling across America all day long.

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Fast-Food Workers Set for Biggest Strike Yet

Photo by Fast Food Forward via Facebook

On Thursday, fast-food and other low-wage workers in more than 100 cities will stage a one-day strike to boost their campaign for a living wage and justice. Rallies and other actions are planned for another 100 cities. The workers and the faith, community and labor groups that back them are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

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Trumka: Unions Moving to Expand in the South

In an Op-Ed that ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka describes promising new ways workers are gaining a voice in the South:

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Professional Dancer Union Member Credits AFA-CWA Member Mom

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When Dana Wilson was a teenager, she was offered a job at a local supermarket where union members were on strike. She asked her mother, Denver-based United Airlines Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) member Stefani Wilson, what the employer meant when he said she would have to cross the picket line.

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