June 29, 2018 – Following is the statement issued by the NewsGuild-CWA on yesterday’s tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis:
A gunman with a vendetta against the newspaper shot and killed five employees of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. These employees didn’t do their jobs for the money or the glory. Few of us do, but that’s especially true at a local newspaper where journalism is a community service. Continue reading “NewsGuild Statement on Tragic Shooting at Capital Gazette”
The Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild continues to negotiate with the Bezos-owned Washington Post. From the Vanity Fair piece (click headline above): The new economy’s archetypal disrupter was a dead-tree media hero for saving the paper. But now his journalists want a bigger cut. “Bezos has done amazing things for this place,” says one staffer. “But the disaffection with Silicon Valley monopolies may be coming home to roost.”
Dec. 21, 2017 – The Communications Workers of America and three workers filed a class-action lawsuit against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox and hundreds of other large employers charging they illegally excluded older workers from receiving job ads on Facebook for positions at their companies.
Continue reading “Lawsuit Claims Hundreds of Employers Illegally Excluded Older Americans from Job Ads on Facebook”
Dec. 2, 2017 – Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Republican tax plan passed by the U.S. Senate:
Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead with their tax plan that hands over billions of dollars to corporations and the 1 percent at the expense of working and middle income families who will be stuck paying the bill. Continue reading “CWA: Senate Republicans Give Billions to Corporations and the Wealthy, at the Expense of Working Families”
Nov. 30, 2017 – As the U.S. Senate approaches a vote on the disastrous GOP tax bill, CWA wants to make sure that the nation’s biggest employers actually give working families the average $4,000 wage increases the Trump administration claims will result from cutting the corporate tax rate.
Continue reading “CWA: Employers Should Guarantee ‘$4,000 Wage Increase’ Promised by Trump Tax Plan”
Nov. 21, 2017 – The Communications Workers of America wants to make sure that the nation’s biggest employers actually give working families the average $4,000 wage increases that the Trump administration says will result from cutting the corporate tax rate. Continue reading “CWA: Employers Should Guarantee ‘$4,000 Wage Increase’ Promised by Trump Tax Plan”
Nov. 16, 2017 – Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Republican tax plan passed today by the House of Representatives: Today the House voted to cut taxes for corporations and the 1 percent and make working families pay.
Continue reading “CWA: Working Families Will Pay for Tax Cuts for Corporations and the 1 Percent”
Nov. 13, 2017 – Journalists of DNAinfo and Gothamist negotiated a “shutdown agreement” with management on Nov. 13, following the despicable decision by billionaire owner Joe Ricketts to close the publications one week after workers voted to unionize. Continue reading “DNAinfo, Gothamist Workers Reach ‘Shutdown Agreement’”
Oct. 17, 2017 – The Communications Workers of America called on the Federal Communications Commission to more fully investigate the causes of unethical sale practices that result in cramming and slamming – a serious problem across the telecommunications industry. This is a critical step in developing effective consumer protections that apply to all voice communications providers, whether traditional landline, interconnected VoIP or wireless, CWA said.
Continue reading “CWA Calls on FCC to Investigate Harmful Corporate Sales Practices in Telecom Industry”
Oct 10, 2017 – Members of the Pacific Media Workers Guild called for transparency on NAFTA renegotiation and for a deal that better supports working people at a hearing sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) in August.