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Labor movement braces for three-front battle with Trump, Congress and courts

By Steven Greenhouse, the Guardian, Nov 15, 2016. With Capitol Hill controlled by Republicans and the president-elect likely to nominate a conservative supreme court justice, unions 'hunker down.'  After spending tens of millions of dollars in hopes of electing Hillary Clinton, the labor movement fears that President-elect Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Congress and the supreme court will be hostile to labor and take numerous steps to hobble unions.

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Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

By Matt Arco, NJ.com. Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits. Instead, the governor sent a revised bill back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would amend "the language of the current law to make it clear that all striking workers are disqualified from receiving benefits," according to his conditional veto message.

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CWA on News that TPP is Dead for this Congress: "Welcome, Overdue, and a Lesson for the Future"

Washington - The following is a statement from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on the news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal won't be brought up for a vote this Congress.
The news that the TPP is officially dead for this Congress is welcome, overdue, and a lesson for the future. We're glad to see that all observers finally recognize the reality that TPP will not and should not go through. 

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Organize Or Die

by Hamilton Nolan. Realistically, there is only one way out of our predicament. We know that we live in an age of staggering economic inequality. The top 10% of earners now take in nearly half of all our national income, a portion that has been rising steadily since the Reagan era. Meanwhile, the average income of the bottom 90% has scarcely risen at all during that same period. In this regard, the United States is nearly the most unequal developed nation in the world. 

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Help Clinton Win PA; Defeat Trump

Bus trip: Saturday, October 29. CWA members from across the region will be door-knocking in Pennsylvania to help get Clinton elected and make sure we defeat Trump. Buses will leave at 7am sharp and return by 3pm.

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Help Defeat the TPP Once and For All

Call your Congressperson TODAY, Wed, September 14 at 888-907-9365. It's time to defeat the TPP once and for all! This past month, ten Republicans who voted for TPA flipped and now oppose TPP. The Republican leadership has admitted they don't have enough support for a lame duck vote. But President Obama and corporate interests are fighting hard to keep it alive and declare victory in the lame duck session.

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Pledge: Support striking workers at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Click here to sign the pledge. Casino workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 54 in Atlantic City have been fighting companies and billionaires who are undercutting middle-class jobs in New Jersey.

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CWA Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

CWA national press release, July 14, 2016. CWA whole-heartedly endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Monday. Clinton has walked with us on the Verizon picket line. She supports the call to get big money out of politics.

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Trump Taj Mahal Workers Strike in Atlantic City

CWA Local 1101 Vice President Al Russo speaking at rally in support of Taj Majal workers earlier this week.  Click here. Nearly 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers from the Trump Taj hotel and casino in Atlantic City, NJ, represented by Unite Here Local 54, went on strike July 1 after negotiations broke down with management. The workers have seen massive wage cuts, termination of pensions, and loss of healthcare coverage in recent years.

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Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by D.C. Circuit, Setting Supreme Court Showdown With Telcos

by Sean Buckley, Fierce Telecom, June 14. The D.C. Circuit court upheld the FCC's net neutrality rules 2-1, a decision that will usher in challenges from incumbent telcos like AT&T and Verizon at the Supreme Court. AT&T, for one, wasted no time in saying that it plans to make its voice heard in the next challenge to the rules. It's likely that fellow telcos CenturyLink and Verizon will follow suit.

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