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Most Popular Union Members In America Reach New Deal

Most Popular Union Members In America Reach New Deal

By Doug Cunningham NBA players may be the most popular union members in America. And their union, the National Basketball Players Association, has reached an agreement in principle with the NBA on a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement. Players agreed to a 51 percent share of basketball related income. The new agreement will have to

Senators Want Investigation into Russian Election Hacking

Russian President Vladimir Putin during June, 2016. By Doug Cunningham A bi-partisan group of U.S. senators say America should be alarmed by Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Senators Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jack Reed called Sunday for an investigation into intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russian hacking helped Trump defeat

AP Tells Reporters, Don’t Normalize Nazis As ‘Alt-Right’

By Doug Cunningham Neo-Nazi white supremacist groups are emboldened by the results of the presidential election. And that’s prompting media that cover these 21st century Nazis to re-evaluate how the racist groups are covered. The Associated Press just released standards for reporting on the so-called “alt-right” movement—a  name designed to normalize the presence of neo-Nazis

Chinese Company Fuyao Violates Worker Rights in Ohio

By Doug Cunningham According to the National Labor Relations Board, Fuyao—a Chinese auto glass company—is violating the labor rights of American workers at it’s Moraine Ohio plant. The labor board says Fuyao “has been interfering with, restraining and coercing employees in the exercise of their rights.” Ralph Martin is one of the workers backing the

‘Hundreds and Hundreds’ Arrested; Birmingham Cops Express Solidarity

By Doug Cunningham Fight For $15 says during this week’s “Day of Disruption,” demanding $15 an hour and union rights, “hundreds and hundreds of workers” were arrested in civil disobedience protests demanding worker justice. Fast food workers, Uber drivers, home care child care, airport and higher education workers rocked the country on the fourth anniversary

Critics Say Trump Infrastructure Plan Unfunded Giveaway To Billionaires

WPA Field House and Pump Station, Scituate, built during the President Franklin D. Roosevelt administration in 1938. (Photograph by Electrachrome. Creative Commons.) By JoAnne Powers President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposed trillion-dollar infrastructure plan has come under heavy fire from both sides of the aisle. Rather than spending directly on building projects, Trump has proposed funding infrastructure

Black Friday Protests Target Global Worker Exploitation

By JoAnne Powers Workers groups are planning Black Friday labor actions in major cities across the country to protest the mass-marketing of products that fail to respect workers on a global scale. Rachel Laforest, director of the Retail Action Project, a Workers Center Initiative of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in New York,