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Thousands of Verizon Workers Rally for Fair Contract

The rallies come after Verizon, which makes $1 billion in profits every month, has refused to bargain constructively with its 39,000 employees over the terms of its contract, continuing to insist on the ability to outsource more jobs, increase health care costs by thousands of dollars a person and slash retirement security. Verizon also refuses to build the FiOS network throughout New York while abandoning proper maintenance on the traditional telephone network. Read More »

Google Express workers seek union

More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations for better wages, safer working conditions, and fairer employment agreements. Read More »

CWA and IBEW leaders announce plan to stay on job, continue fight for fair contract

Verizon refuses to build out FiOS to many underserved communities up and down the East Coast, and has abandoned upkeep of the traditional landline network, leading to extensive service problems for consumers. In these negotiations, the union members’ interest is linked directly to the public interest, since our jobs involve maintaining quality service on traditional landlines and building and servicing Verizon’s state of the art FiOS broadband network. Read More »

NY mayors join CWA at bargaining table, tell Verizon stop stalling on FiOS

A group of New York mayors joined CWA in contract negotiations with Verizon, calling on the company to expand its FiOS service to their cities. Read More »

Gawker Media: digital media company forms union

Workers at Gawker Media have joined the Writers Guild of America, East to form a union in the digital media industry. Read More »

NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge

The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization. Read More »

First Contract at Purple Communications

Members of American Sign Language Interpreters United, a unit of the CWA-TNG Pacific Media Workers Guild, have ratified their first contracts with Purple Communications. Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

Silicon Valley Rising

Silicon Valley Rising is a new California coalition of labor and community groups that aims to “raise wages, create affordable housing and build a tech economy that works for everyone.” Read More »

Facebook drivers vote union, get wage raise, benefits

Last week, Silicon Valley Facebook drivers approved a contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, raising wages and adding vacation, sick leave and family healthcare. Read More »

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