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AFL-CIO To Planet Earth: Drop Dead

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs."

Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.

As Union Members And As Americans, We Support Hillary Clinton

Chris Shelton | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The nomination of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention this week is a historic step forward for our nation, and the Communications Workers of America and I are proud to stand with her to build an America that works for working families.

CWA Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Chris Shelton | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Donald Trump also has been telling us exactly what he would do. He supports "right to work" laws that weaken workers' bargaining rights. He thinks the minimum wage is too high and that workers who want good jobs should accept lower wages.

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

Workers Supporting Trump Is Like Chickens Supporting Colonel Sanders

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

It's about more than just a list of issues. Trump preys on working-class Americans' anxieties about their stagnant wages and crumbling dreams and turns those anxieties into hatred of immigrants.

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Taking on Wall Street

Chris Shelton | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is playing a leading role in the fight to Take On Wall Street because our members, like millions of workin...

40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

Roughly 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday morning after failing to ink a new contract with the company. The strike -- the largest of its...

Verizon CWA and IBEW Union Members Go on Strike: America's Communications Future Is at Stake.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Whether you do or do not care about unions or their members, this is more about a plan by Verizon to eliminate expenses and the networks that they don't want to maintain or even upgrade, even though you paid for that to happen multiple times.

Verizon Workers To Strike This Week If They Don't Get A Contract

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

Labor unions representing 40,000 Verizon workers say they will carry out the largest U.S. strike in five years if they can't reach a deal with the com...

Bernie Sanders Picks Up A Big Union Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) picked up a major union endorsement for his presidential bid on Thursday after the Communications Workers of America said ...

Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Picket Line

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

In a rare move for a major presidential candidate, Democratic hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined a picket line with Verizon workers in New Yor...

Dave Jamieson

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Just Got A Big Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie ...

Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's media department should really read their own CEO's statements before they open their mouths in the press. CEO Lowell McAdam and other senior management have said over and over that the company is "shutting off the copper" to force customers onto Verizon's inferior and expensive wireless services. Yet Verizon is denying that they have such a plan.

Obama's Fast Track Attack on Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

The President is asking for "fast track" authority to let the White House be the sole negotiator on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The so-called partnership is an insult to all U.S. workers, with many provisions that will hurt women the most.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Rule Employers Can't Stop You From Organizing Over Work Email

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a significant win for labor unions, federal regulators ruled Thursday that employers can't prevent their workers from using company e...

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

Dave Jamieson

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of service agents at American Airlines unionized with their new colleagues at US Airways on Tuesday, making the most of last y...

No to 'Boehner' Trade, No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

For the third time this year, three-fourths of the members of House Democratic Caucus have written to the president, rejecting the current framework of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Korea-US Free Trade Agreement Two Years Out: Promise vs. Reality

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

We know that trade deals matter. They matter to working families, they matter to U.S. communities, and they matter to those of us who believe that U.S. trade policy should work for everyone, not just multinational corporations.

Is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Violating Her Own State Law?

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

It's not clear what South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says, as she did on Feb. 20, that corporations with union representation shouldn't even think about locating in her state.

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

December 10, 1948

Larry Cohen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate International Human Rights Day this December 10, we need to realize how far we must go compared to the promise of 1948.