By Daniel Cardozo When it comes to clothing manufacturing, sweatshops are nothing new. And neither are consumer organizations rising up to protest against the appalling conditions workers are subjected to. Nearly 25 years ago, organizations like United Students Against Sweatshops, the Worker Rights Consortium, the International Labor Rights Forum, and the Clean Clothes Campaign stood out as titans…

AT&T is on a job-cutting spree. Trump knows it but refuses to touch the topic. Vox reports: “President Donald Trump is very mad about AT&T over CNN. The thousands of jobs it’s cutting, not so much. The telecommunications giant, which acquired CNN through its $85 billion merger with Time Warner in 2018, has generated scrutiny among the press, organizers, and activists over job cuts it has…

The NLRB, the majority of which are Trump appointees, has issued another anti-union ruling. The National Law Review reports: “In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 146 (Dec. 16, 2019), the NLRB applied its new view on handbook rules—the Boeing test—to Wal-Mart’s policy that employees can only wear ‘small, non-distracting’ union insignia in the workplace, holding that…

More bad news from the Trump tariffs. MarketWatch reports: “President Donald Trump’s strategy to use import tariffs to protect and boost U.S. manufacturers backfired and led to job losses and higher prices, according to a Federal Reserve study released this week. “We find that the 2018 tariffs are associated with relative reductions in manufacturing employment and…

Boeing has an ugly history of union-busting in South Carolina, working feverishly to squash organizing activity by employees trying to earn a fair wage. But the company seems to have little problem with setting up a compensation package that could net a fired CEO as much as $60 million,. CNN Business reports: “Boeing’s ousted CEO…

Welcome to 2020, a new year filled with the promise of new horizons! But first, you may need to shake off the after-effects of all that New Year’s Eve reveling. Fortunately, there are plenty of union-made items to help you get back to yourself and face 2020 with a clear head and some pep in…

The effectiveness of Trump’s steel tariffs has taken another blow with U.S. Steel’s latest layoffs announcement. The Hill reports: “U.S. Steel Corp. announced this week that it will close a mill near Detroit, laying off more than 1,500 workers as it tries to address financial losses. The news comes just months after U.S. Steel announced it would be laying off…

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