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Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. 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 »

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission’s open Internet rule must be “consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.” Read More »

Silicon Valley persists in lack of diversity, write Democrats

Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities. 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 »

CWA Statement on AT&T/DirecTV FCC Public Interest Filing

CWA released a statement today saying that "the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger can provide real benefits to workers and consumers." Read More »

Google admits, we’re not all that diverse

Google became one of the few Silicon Valley tech companies to release its internal diversity data -- and the results aren't looking very good. 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 »

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