Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

Senate passes Music Modernization Act

The US Senate has approved the Music Modernization Act of 2018, S.2334, with unanimous consent, bringing the first reform for music licensing in 20 years on the cusp of becoming law.

ACLU Accuses Facebook of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads

Facebook has been criticized in recent years over revelations that its technology allowed landlords to discriminate on the basis of race, and employers to discriminate on the basis of age.

Communication Workers of America urges states to investigate T-Mobile purchase of Sprint

The Communication Workers of America labor union, which opposes T-Mobile’s proposed purchase of rival Sprint, has written to all 50 state attorneys general to highlight potential job losses from the proposed deal as well as antitrust concerns.

Boxed In 2017-18: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television

In 2017-18, the percentages of female characters on screen and women working in key roles behind the scenes declined on television.

Frontier Asking Employees to Help in its Fight Against California Net Neutrality Rules

Frontier Communications is asking employees for help in its fight against state network neutrality rules in CA, claiming that the rules will give "free" Internet to major Web companies while raising costs for consumers.

Fake News

I’m alarmed at the state of our news.

What Does Technological Innovation and the Digital Divide Mean for the Workforce?

This book aims to reframe workforce development efforts as investments that can result in better economic outcomes for individuals, businesses, and regions.

FTC Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on Sept 13 and 14, 2018.

How a Trump tariff is strangling American newspapers

Print isn’t dead. But the soaring cost of newsprint is contributing to the slow death of America’s newspapers.

Puerto Rico's Governor: The Island is Ready to Welcome Tech

The storms [of Hurricanes Irma and Maria] ravaged Puerto Rico's infrastructure and economy, but we are rebuilding both to be stronger than ever. And while the work is hard, the opportunities are endless.