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Allies in Action Supporting Workers: Sierra Club
May 23, 2006

As a close ally of working people and their unions, the Sierra Club was aware that a labor dispute might erupt at one of its conference hotels in 2005. To avoid a potential collision with the Summit, the organization insisted on language in their hotel contract that would allow them to withdraw their booking without a financial penalty if the dispute had not been resolved.

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Partnerships that Work: Cingular Wireless
May 15, 2006

cingular-brief-cover.jpg Cingular Wireless, now part of AT&T, provides great evidence that it is not only possible to work well with unions, but it can be a strategic advantage. This issue brief takes a closer look at the business practices of Cingular, one of many top companies stepping up and pioneering labor-management relations that are suited for the 21st century economy.

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Fact Over Fiction: Opposition to Card Check Doesn’t Add Up
February 28, 2006

Findings from this new survey of workers’ opinions on union and employer coercion during card check campaigns and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections reveal that claims of union pressure in card check campaigns are grossly exaggerated.

Authored by Adrienne Eaton, Ph.D. of Rutgers University, and Jill Kriesky, Ph.D. of Wheeling Jesuit University – March 2006

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Undermining the Right to Organize: Employer Behavior During Union Representation Campaigns
November 30, 2005

Findings from this new report reveal that a majority of employers aggressively use both legal and illegal anti-union tactics during union representation elections, which impedes workers’ ability to form unions.

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Wal-Mart: Rolling Back Workers’ Wages, Rights, and the American Dream
October 31, 2005

webcover3.jpg This report offers a comprehensive examination of the company’s abysmal labor standards, including an investigation into Wal-Mart’s unapologetic, systematic manner of aggressively interfering with its employees’ democratic right to form unions as a method to address their mistreatment.  The study also demonstrates how Wal-Martization is eroding middle-class standards for workers in the grocery industry.

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