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Trumka to Wheeler: keep TV sports blackout rule

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging retention of TV's Sports Blackout Rule, which helps fill stadiums and boosts local business. Read More »

Silicon Valley class action judge tosses out feeble settlement offer

Last week federal judge Lucy Koh tossed out a $324.5 million settlement that tech firms had offered to end a class-action suit against the companies for suppression of wages. Read More »

Conditions in Samsung’s Chinese plants remain alarming

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung vowed to end legal and safety violations in its Chinese assembly plants by the end of 2012, but a new audit shows that violations have continued. Read More »

Labor Department asks OSHA to probe worker deaths at Amazon

As Amazon.com continues to expand into every conceivable area of online retailing, the company seems to have ignored the need for worker safety. Read More »

Verizon Wireless retail store workers in Brooklyn vote CWA

In a huge win for Verizon Wireless workers, retail store workers at six Verizon Wireless stores in Brooklyn, N.Y., voted for a union voice and representation by CWA Local 1109. Read More »

Sign language interpreters protest job health care reductions

American Sign Language interpreters launched a one-day strike against Purple Communications on Monday to protest the company's abrupt decision to change health care benefits without reaching a contract agreement with union negotiators. Read More »

Court upholds tech workers’ right to class action

This week, the 9th U.S. Circuit affirmed a 2013 ruling saying that 60,000 tech workers can proceed with a class action suit against Apple, Google and other. Read More »

Apple Asia labor update

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published its final report on three Foxconn facilities that supply parts and finished Apple products. The news is mixed. Read More »

Survey of T-Mobile Workers in 7 Countries Confirms Harassment, Bullying

CWA, ver.di and other Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile unions asked the company to end the “culture of bullying” that DT has allowed to take hold in the U.S. and other countries. Read More »

Choose U.S. Based Call Centers with ‘Press One for America’ Bill

Bipartisan ‘Press One for America’ Bill Unveiled That Lets Consumers Choose U.S. Based Call Centers -- and Bans Tax Dollars for Companies that Offshore U.S. Call Center Jobs Read More »

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