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Tell T-Mobile: Stop Exporting America's Jobs

Tell T-Mobile: Stop Exporting America's Jobs

When Perla Balli heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said:

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: T-Mobile CEO John Legere

In our regular feature, we'll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages. In this series, we're going to look past the usual suspects—for example, it's not only elected officials who get in the way of a fair economy.

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Unions Celebrate LGBTQ Progress; Look Toward Continuing Challenges

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the AFL-CIO and Pride At Work hosted a panel discussion Monday that surveyed efforts by various unions in advancing LGBTQ rights and discussed ongoing challenges that unions face in advancing the rights of LGBTQ workers. In particular, panel participants talked about the need of unions to become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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N.J. Union Members Tell Christie to Back Off $2.43 Billion Pension Raid

In 2011, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the state legislature struck a deal to strengthen the state’s pension system. Workers would pay more into the fund and Christie promised the state would make higher payments into the underfunded pension plan through 2018. The workers have kept their end of the deal, but this week Christie broke his promise with an announcement that he will withhold two due payments totaling $2.43 billion.

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Denver SuperShuttle Drivers Oppose 30% Pay Cut

Denver SuperShuttle drivers.

Airport drivers who work for SuperShuttle in Denver are fighting back against the threat of reduced wages and lost jobs. The long battle began 5 years ago when drivers attempted to organize for a voice on the job with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) after the company hired new drivers and reduced pay for existing employees. The situation recently heated up as the drivers say the company stopped bargaining with them and imposed a new contract that cuts wages by 30% and forces them to reapply for their jobs.

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More Than 1,000 Rally to Oppose Unfair Trade Deals

More Than 1,000 Rally to Oppose Unfair Trade Deals

More than 1,000 workers, working family advocates and allies rallied in Upper Senate Park next to the U.S. Capitol yesterday in opposition to fast tracking the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals that ignore the voices of the people and the rights of workers around the world. The rally was organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and was attended by union members, students, environmental activists, consumer advocates and other groups. Also participating were Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Sandy Levin (D-Mich.), Mike Michaud (D-Maine), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). Several union presidents attended the rally, including Larry Cohen (CWA), R. Thomas Buffenbarger (Machinists [IAM]), Mark Dimondstein (Postal Workers [APWU]) and David Durkee (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers [BCTGM]), and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were in attendance.

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10 Suggested Ways T-Mobile Can Further Punish Pro-Union Employees

Photo courtesy Joachim S. Muller on Flickr

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board consolidated several complaints against T-Mobile for alleged anti-union practices, which will lead to a nationwide ruling several months down the road. Among the accusations of illegal behavior made by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) against the company are employee intimidation and interrogation and strong opposition to union organizing activities. 

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What We’re Reading Today: Wednesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Sutter Nurses, Sports Broadcasters and More Join AFL-CIO Unions

CNA/NNU Photo

Nurses at Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus in San Francisco officially had their voices heard—and recognized—when the National Labor Relations Board certified their December vote to join California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).

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NABET-CWA Members Bring Olympics Home

NABET-CWA members Rick Fox and Dan Marinelli are ready to cover the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

During NBC Sports’ coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, more than 100 NABET-CWA members are working behind the scenes in Sochi, Russia, to bring home all of the action to viewers in the United States.

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