Herald employees say they plan to organize for better salaries and working conditions — and, in essence, fight back when the company announces its next round of seemingly never-ending cutbacks.
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Workers are also frustrated that they are being asked to pay more of their health-insurance costs, he added, and that changes in retail workers’ commissions have limited or reduced their take-home pay. As part of its next contract, the union wants to bar AT&T from changing its commission structure unilaterally.
The 700,000 member Communications Workers of America endorses Secretary Hillary Clinton. They had previously endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders. President Chris Shelton said, "I happen to think she was a damn good senator from New York and that a lot of the hostility against her is attributable to out-and-out sexism and to the "vast right-wing conspiracy."
The Guardian US staff voted unanimously Wednesday to unionize under the News Media Guild which is part of the Communication Workers of America. This continues a spate of labor organizing in newsrooms.
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Cablevision workers from Brooklyn, invited by the National Action Network to perform at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, took the stage with their latest rap, "Dear Mr. Dolan: Where The Papers At?" It's a call for fairness from the company that has refused to bargain a fair contract for the 280 workers.