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'Workers Need to Have Power and a Voice'

The experience of the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate Working America has shown that working people—union and nonunion—“hold closely to the belief that workers need to have power and a voice,” reports Kenneth Quinnell at Crooks and Liars, based on an interview with Working America’s Executive Director Karen Nussbaum. “….There is strength in numbers and…working families and their allies have numbers they can mobilize to make positive change.”

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CREW Calls for Criminal, Bar Probes in Flynn NLRB Case

The FBI should open a criminal investigation into the conduct of Terence Flynn, a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), says the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in a letter to the FBI. CREW also asked the D.C. Office of Bar Counsel to determine whether Flynn violated professional responsibility rules for lawyers.

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Pomona College Workers Take Protest and ‘Dining Hall’ to the Streets

This afternoon on César Chávez day, Pomona College (Calif.) students, workers and union and community activists are taking to the streets in a unique Dining Hall in the Streets action. The event will support the 16 immigrant workers the college fired in December from their long-held dining hall jobs as they were trying to form a union with UNITE HERE Local 11.

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Tell Romney to Fire His NLRB Mole

The scandal at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) involving Mitt Romney’s labor adviser, former NLRB member Peter Schaumber, and current NLRB member Terence Flynn gives Romney a great chance to show whether he values ethics in government or dirty, inside-Washington politics.  

If you want to help Romney decide to do the right thing, click here to sign a petition calling on him to fire Schaumber and renounce the ethics violations.

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Cummings Seeks Info from Romney Aide in NLRB Flynn Probe

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s labor adviser Peter Schaumber needs to tell Congress just how he used insider information, "including attorney-client privileged information,” funneled to him by National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Terence Flynn, says Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). 

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German Scholars, Leaders Support T-Mobile U.S. Workers in Ad

This is a cross-post from We Work Better Together, a project of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

In an open letter published today in the New York Times, 11 leading German legal scholars and politicians called on Deutsche Telekom and other German companies to ensure that workers at German subsidiaries in the United States, particularly T-Mobile USA, are able to “exercise their unrestricted right to opt for organized representation in the company without fear. They must not be influenced, pressured, or intimidated by employers if they exercise their basic right for freedom of association. The human right of freedom of speech notably entails this right as well.”

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Miller Urges Justice Department Action on Conduct of NLRB’s Flynn

The findings by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB's) inspector general that NLRB member Terence Flynn funneled confidential information to people engaged in attacking the NLRB, including a key adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, “should not go without further scrutiny,” says Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

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