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NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.
A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations. The ruling came after the NLRB rolled multiple complaints for illegal actions in Albuquerque, Wichita, New York City, and Charleston into one case.
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NLRB: CNN Must Pay Back Union Workers They Illegally Fired 10 Years Ago

NLRB: CNN Must Pay Back Union Workers They Illegally Fired 10 Years Ago
CNN illegally fired hundreds of union workers in a round of layoffs ten years ago, the NLRB ruled Wednesday. The company must not only rehire and compensate the wronged workers, but acknowledge the Communications Workers of America union as their sole bargaining agent.
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UnFairPoint? Telecom Co Wants to Slash Pay, Benefits, Has Rejected 65 Proposals from Unions

UnFairPoint? Telecom Co Wants to Slash Pay, Benefits, Has Rejected 65 Proposals from Unions
As of midnight on August 2nd, the six-year contract between FairPoint Communications, 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members, and 300 Communications Workers of America (CWA) workers expired. This is somewhat surprising, considering the unions have had a whopping 65 proposals rejected by management. They also say FairPoint has used some heavy-handed tactics throughout the process.
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NJ's Christie Steals Near $900M From Union Pensions, Court Says It's Fine

NJ's Christie Steals Near $900M From Union Pensions, Court Says It's Fine
Chris Christie decided last year to slash the budget, and in so doing stole near a billion dollars from the state's union's pensions. In a decision Monday, Judge Mary Jacobson said that was totally fine (given the budget shortfall, which Christie caused, duh). Unions plan on appealing the ruling.
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Unions Label NM Gov’s Right-to-Work Talk a 'Declaration of War'

Unions Label NM Gov’s Right-to-Work Talk a 'Declaration of War'
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has set her sights on the state's unions, saying at a real estate developers' convention that she would like to pass legislation forbidding unions from extracting dues from members' paychecks (a mainstay of so-called 'right-to-work' laws). Unions have called this "a declaration of war."
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CWA Applauds AT&T’s $9.5 Billion Pension Funding Move

Last Friday, AT&T announced that it would direct a $9.5 billion stake of its wireless business to its pension plan in order to provide benefits for 360,000 retired employees. An AT&T spokeswoman also admitted to Reuters that the pension plan had been underfunded by $10.2 billion at the end of 2011.
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