Four major unions—the SEIU, the Teamsters, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)—are calling on corporations to disclose exactly what they’re doing with the windfall from the tax cut. They’ve sent letters to ten companies that are currently in, or preparing for, negotiations with unionized workers. They argue that that information is vitally important to them as they prepare to hash out new contracts.
“We think the information is relevant for us to make counterproposals, or proposals, to make sure we are advocating on behalf our members and that they share in the profits that our members helped to create,” said Jennifer Abruzzo, special council for strategic initiatives at CWA. “If we don’t ask for them, our members won’t get them.”
“Full-time investigative reporters, with few exceptions, do not exist. There are fewer journalists employed to scrutinize unseemly local politicians. Courtrooms and community boards are not covered the way they were. Granular, day-to-day beat coverage—the type that informs neighborhoods, holds bad local actors accountable, and shines a light on the struggles of ordinary people—is disappearing.”
A month ago, I surprised a lot of people by announcing that I was making an unusual career move: After a lifetime in the journalistic trenches—including as a consistent writer for three publications that had scaled back or killed their print editions or both—I was running for a State Senate seat in…
I’d love to see a populist Democrat win a senate seat in Texas. Not sure if Beto O’Rourke is legit, but this would demolish the GOP and Democrat myth that southern states are conservative. Populism has always been big in the south.
Ted Cruz was just out-raised by his Democratic opponent. How that changes the game.
Another mega merger in the works, further consolidating power and influence. It’s time to smash these monopolies to pieces!
“This week, Sinclair capitalized on the FCC’s new laissez-faire attitude, purchasing Tribune Media for $3.9 billion — and, thereby, securing ownership of enough local television stations to reach 70 percent of American households.”
Last year, Sinclair reportedly made a deal with the Trump campaign, trading access for friendly coverage. Now, it’s poised to expand its reach.