News From: National Politics

by Brian Young | on Nov 23, 2015

Republi-CANT's war on working stiffs

Congressman Joe "You Lie" Wilson is trying to push a bill that would turn the National Labor Relations Board into a political circus.Under the proposed bill, the NLRB would be turned into a...

by Press and Media | on Nov 12, 2015

Court Decides Workers Right to Sue

We got this story from Cristian Farias and Dave Jamieson over at The Huffington Post.  Listen to UCOMM Radio this Sunday night on 770 WABC, where Cristian will be discussing the case and how it...

by Guest Post | on Oct 27, 2015

CWA NYC gets press with Bernie

We lifted the following story from CWA 1101.  Enjoy. Bernie Sanders pickets with Verizon workers in NYCby Aliyah Frumin, MSNBC. Oct 26, 201NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate...

by Brian Young | on Oct 25, 2015

New Transportation Bill Discriminates Against Drivers

Congress is at it again! After passing a highway bill in July, Congress included a change to the current law, which allows truck drivers' hair to be tested for drugs instead of their urine. ...

by Guest Post | on Oct 13, 2015

Pres. candidate O'Malley on trade

We got this press release from Presidential Candidate and Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley who sat down with UAW Local 997 last week to discuss trade policy, how to build a stronger...

by Press and Media | on Oct 10, 2015

Gawker's Union Leader Steps Onto White House Lawn

Hamilton Nolan, who led the organizing effort with WGA-East at Gawker, wrote a first-person account of the Workers Voice Summit hosted by the White House on Wednesday. Here is an excerpt of his blog...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 09, 2015

Workplace Democracy Act: EFCA Round 2

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) proposed the Workplace Democracy Act in their respective congressional chambers on Tuesday. This bill basically represents a second chance at...

by Chris Shelton | on Oct 07, 2015

CWA Statement on TPP Deal

Washington, D.C. -- Following is a statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the announcement that negotiators have reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Negotiators from the 12...

by Anthony Favichia | on Oct 07, 2015

Feed Fam or go to Dr?

A new federal tax law that will be implemented in 2018. It will place a 40% tax on insurance plans exceeding $10,200 for individual plans and $27,500 for families. With health insurance prices rising...

by Guest Post | on Oct 06, 2015

UPS and ALEC Bad Combo

We got this important email from our friends over at Jobs With Justice about Teamsters who work at UPS demanding that the company remove itself from the anti-union lobbyist group ALEC.  Check...

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