CNN Ordered to Rehire 100 Employees by NLRB
you know CNN was anti-union? The 11-year dispute stems from CNN’s
decision to replace a unionized subcontractor called Team Video
Services, which provided the network with audio and video technicians,
with an in-house nonunion work force in its Washington and New York
UAW Plans another Push at VW Plant in Tennessee
After losing a closely contested election earlier this year, the UAW and workers aren't retreating, they're responding.
Image of Week via UFCW Local 400
Actor Vicki Lawrence, in a 1985 UFCW campaign:
"Unions stand up for what people need—good salary, reasonable job
security, appreciation for a job well done, and a chance to use their
abilities—and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is one of the best unions!"
WHAT'S NEWS THIS WEEK
1. A&P Completes Debt Refinancing
company has completed a refinancing of its existing senior debt — a
covenant-free arrangement the company said “provides for a significant
reduction in interest expense and enhanced liquidity and reflects the
debt market’s confidence in [its] ongoing progress and prospects for
2. Dozens of JFK Airport Workers Strike
handlers, skycaps and wheelchair attendants walked off the job on
Wednesday morning, saying their employer, Alstate Maintenance, had
engaged in a variety of unfair labor practices. Meanwhile American
Airlines Workers voted to unionize this week!
3. Demonizing the Minimum Wage
New Yorker explains why the fight to raise the minimum wage has become a
dividing political issue in Washington, when it should just be the
right and obvious thing to do. The federal minimum wage has never been
indexed to cost of living, and over 73% of Americans want the minimum
wage raised to $10.10.
4. Walmart Imposes Fake Sugar Tax in NY, Overcharges Customers for Sodas, Fined $66k
attorney general’s office says the retail chain launched a national
sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs for $3, but consumers at 117
Wal-Mart stores in New York were routinely charged $3.50.
say consumers who complained were falsely told the state has a “sugar
tax.” They say the markup of more than 16% violated two laws.
5. Clinton Urges for Passage of 9/11 Compensation Act
6. NYC Bike Share (CitiBike) Joins TWU
More than 200 workers in New York City’s Citi Bike program chose the Transport Workers (TWU) to help make their jobs, good jobs.
7. Walmart Heirs Give to Charity Just Like they Pay their Workers...Very Little
UGH, Even the Waltons find a way to screw people when giving to charity: This analysis, by Making Change at Walmart,
only includes giving to the private charitable foundations associated
with the individuals and families on the list. That means that direct
giving without going through the foundation isn't included. But the
Waltons aren't giving a lot to their own family foundation—in fact,
they're using it to get out of future estate taxes—so
it doesn't seem likely that they're secretly giving huge amounts of
money to charities directly while not giving to their foundation.
8. Here's Why Protecting Workers Standards and Wages Should be Important to YOU!
8a. Which Industry CEOs are ripping off workers the most? (Hint it's Fast and it's Food)
9. Largest Union Victory in South in Decades: American Airlines Votes to Unionize
Video: Ed Show American Airlines Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Unionize
10. Workers Deserve to benefit for their Productivity, too
11. GOP Blocks Bill to Allow Students to Refinance Student Loans
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