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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 »

Telecom trade group challenges new net neutrality rules

Trade group U.S. Telecom this week filed a federal court petition for a review of the new net neutrality rules. 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Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law.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 »

FCC adopts Open Internet rules, reclassifies broadband Internet access as Title II

After many months of heated, contentious debate, the FCC adopted new Open Internet rules on a 3-2 vote, but the debate over net neutrality is not over. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

Comcast sued for turning home routers into public Wi-Fi

A California duo are at the center of a federal class-action suit against Comcast for using their home router as a public hotspot, thereby “exploiting them for profit. ” Read More »

Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing. 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 »

Supreme Court decides against re-streaming service Aereo

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that video re-streaming start-up, Aereo, could not operate without paying for content -- a decision which saved thousands of jobs. Read More »

FCC initiates Open Internet rulemaking

At today’s FCC meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines to open a proceeding to consider rules to protect an open Internet, beginning a process of “... rulemaking seeking public comment on how best to protect and promote an open Internet.” Read More »

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