America’s richest companies are getting much richer thanks to the incredibly low tax rates that they now pay. The Washington Post reports: “About 400 of America’s largest corporations paid an average federal tax rate of about 11 percent on their profits last year, roughly half the official rate established under President Trump’s 2017 tax law,…

While Boeing has gained headlines recently for its union-busing campaign, a new report shows that the company is far from being alone: employers are charged in almost half of all union election campaigns. The report from the Economic Policy Institute summarizes its findings: “Employers were charged with violating federal law in 41.5% of all NLRB-supervised…

Trump promised to make China pay tariffs. Instead, it’s the American consumer instead who is left with the bill. The New York Times reports: “American businesses and consumers, not China, are bearing the financial brunt of President Trump’s trade war, new data shows, undermining the president’s assertion that the United States is “taxing the hell…

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…