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CWA: Deutsche Telekom faces rising pressure over T-Mobile misconduct

Not only are CWA and ver.di demanding that DT force its U.S. T-Mobile managers to obey U.S. labor law, but so are U.S. lawmakers and major investors.

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Rolando: Unions, postal customers agree on key USPS reform provisions

Postal unions and USPS customers agree on key provisions of a planned postal reform bill.

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Outsourcing firms that replace workers being sued over Disney IT workers in Florida

Disney workers were told by management they were being fired, but that they had 90 days to train the visa-holders as their replacements.

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AFL-CIO report on “Raise The Wage” campaign lauds grassroots success

Workers hit the streets for causes ranging from decent pay to undoing two-tier wage systems to health and safety.

Teacher sickouts close almost all Detroit schools

Nearly all Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are closed Wednesday, as teacher sickouts which began last week continue.

The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

Construction workers killed on the job, manager goes to jail

On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.

Trumka on race and class: "When they divide us, they can beat us"

AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Conference, a 3-day event from Jan. 15-17 in D.C., was entitled "Change The Rules, Be The Power"

How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

Everyone's heard of the Academy Awards, but few know the anti-union origins of its sponsor.

NLRB rejects McDonalds’ request to treat joint employer cases separately

The NLRB's general counsel presents evidence in one big case about the joint responsibility of McDonald's and its local franchises to obey labor law.