labor disputes

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) workers striking against Verizon cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to them in Brooklyn, New York April 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX29SS7
    April 13, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, nearly 40,000 Verizon employees across nine states walked off the job to protest the company’s alleged attempts to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier and hire more contract workers. Also, the CDC reported that Zika virus is confirmed to cause microcephaly in babies, and evidence also links it to other severe brain disorders. Continue reading

  • October 3, 2012  

    Amid long-running contract struggles with its 7,500 active pilots, American Airlines, the third largest passenger airline, has delayed or cancelled hundreds of flights in the last few weeks. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh for more on the company’s bankruptcy woes, toxic labor relations and maintenance concerns. Continue reading