Revealed: The Labor Union That Runs The Media

By Cliff Kincaid, Western Journalism

One of the major speakers at last week’s “New Populism” conference was Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union that represents online writers, reporters, editorial assistants, editorial artists, and correspondents at major news organizations.

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Considers Allowing Employees to Use Employers’ Electronic Communications Systems for Protected Activity

The National Law Review

At the urging of the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel and the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO (“CWA”), the Board may be reconsidering whether workers should have a right to use employer e-mail and electronic communications systems during union organizing and other activities protected by federal labor law.

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.

NLRB

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.