Verizon workers threaten a real strike

By Jack Katzanek, The Press-Enterprise

Workers who install and maintain Verizon Communications equipment walked off their jobs for part of Tuesday, Oct. 29, and the company and the union representing some 5,000 California workers remain embroiled in a lengthy contract dispute.

Union Building the Slow Way at T-Mobile

By Thomas Gryta, The Wall Street Journal

Workers at a T-MobileTMUS +0.15%-owned store in Harlem voted 7-1 to join the Communication Workers of America. That’s a long way from signing up a major company in an industry that is tilted heavily against unions, but for the CWA it’s a start.

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After 78 Years the NLRA Needs a Makeover

Last week marked the seventy-eighth anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the National Labor Relations Act into law. In that time, it has become clear the Act’s sole purpose is to grant labor unions special privileges which are unavailable to any other private organization or individual.

Labor’s Spat With Cablevision Intensifies

By Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal

It is one of the longest festering labor disputes in the city: Cablevision Systems Corp. CVC +0.26% and a group of hundreds of newly unionized workers can’t agree on a new contract, a fight that has drawn attention from mayoral candidates and a sharply worded complaint from the National Labor Relations Board.

BIG LABOR WANTS THEIR DUES

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“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” So it was for Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III. So too it is today for former union members in Indiana.

Cablevision Files Papers with the DC Circuit Seeking Immediate Suspension of NLRB Complaint Proceedi

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Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYS: CVC) today filed a petition for a writ of mandamus and a motion for a stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, seeking an immediate suspension of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) pursuit of pending complaints against the Company relating to disputes with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).