Calling it “an outrageous attempt to divide us,” CWA last week slammed AT&T’s latest contract proposal. “‘No Jobs, No Deal’ isn’t just a slogan,” said CWA District 2-13. “It is a commitment that we have made to one another to… fight against AT&T’s relentless outsourcing of our jobs in pursuit of profit.” The union says AT&T violated the National Labor Relations Act by misleading members and “failing to bargain in good faith.” In other CWA news, the union has opened up contract negotiations with CenturyLink in Martinsville, VA (left). CWA reported earlier this month that the company is planning to cut jobs across the country, despite receiving $1.1 billion from the Trump tax cut last year. Check the CWA District 2-13 website for regular updates on both contract fights; see more CenturyLink bargaining photos here.
A new Solidarity Center video shows how workers are coming together to end gender-based violence at work. Starting May 28, workers, employers and government officials will debate a proposed International Labour Organization (ILO) regulation that would address workplace violence and harassment. Workers and their unions are championing its adoption with a strong focus on the gender dimension of violence. Click here for a handy social media kit for supporting workers taking part in the ILC discussions. And click here to find out more about how you can support the campaign to end gender-based violence at work.
Marni von Wilpert, Economic Policy Institute associate labor counsel, discussed the "Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis" Supreme Court decision on last week’s Your Rights at Work show and on Arise! Union City Radio’s Chris Garlock hosted Brandon Weber, author of "Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers' Struggles in American History," with Will Fischer, director of government relations for VoteVets (who wrote the intro for "Class War, USA) and Jaime Contreras, SEIU 32BJ Vice President, on the battle for worker rights by local airport workers and State Department cleaners.
“Violence is not part of the job for any of us!