The "Corporate Campaign" Strategy

Helping Labor Unions and Public Interest Groups Confront Unbridled Corporate and Political Greed since 1981



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Labor Campaigns 1976 - Present

ACTWU
vs.
J.P. Stevens & Co.
1976-1980

The Birth of the Corporate Campaign

In 1980, the Chicago Sun-Times characterized the conflict between textile giant J.P. Stevens & Co. and the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) as "the biggest labor-management war of the last two decades."

ALPA
vs
Northwest Airlines
1978

Coaching Pilots to Successfully Deal with CEO Nemesis

A senior pilot on the bargaining committee was quoted: "We sought him out of frustration... He was the most recognized person in his field. We knew we had to try something."

ALPA
vs
Texas International Airlines/Frank Lorenzo
1981

Pilots' First Victory Against Lorenzo

n 1981, CCI was contacted by Texas International Airlines pilots who had been working without a contract for more than a year. They were engaged in a bitter struggle against a group of business elitists and former government officials ...

UPIU
vs.
International Paper
1983

Big Victory! IP Wanted No 'Replay of J.P. Stevens'

Corporate Campaign, Inc. (CCI) suggested a course of action that would send a stern warning to IP's top officials, institutional stockholders and other business allies that the union was preparing to launch a full-scale offensive that could prove very costly to the company.

Jersey City Typographical No. 94
vs.
Scott Printing
1983

Crucial Strike Support Brings Victory

The seemingly endless strike was settled soon thereafter. A front-page headline in the June 1983 edition of the ITU Review, the international union's newspaper, announced: "Scott strike over!"

ALPA
vs.
Transamerica Airlines
1984-85

'Investment Through Assessment Was Well Worth It.'

"Corporate Campaign gave us two more years on our jobs." That's how one Transamerica pilot, who went on to fly for American Airlines ...

UFCW Local P9
vs.
George A. Hormel & Co.
1984-86

Local Struggle Becomes International Cause

The epic struggle between George A. Hormel & Co., and United Food and Commercial Workers Local P-9 (P stands for Packinghouse) exemplified the best and worst of the forces and players in Corporate America and organized labor.

FLOC
vs.
The Campbell Soup Company
1985-86

The 'Impossible' Becomes Reality for Migrant Workers

CCI worked pro bono for FLOC, researching Campbell's corporate structure, developing a Corporate Campaign strategy, producing literature and mailings and providing training, support ...

APFA
vs.
American Airlines
1986-87

Flight Attendants Fight Smart and Win

"The American dispute...is a test of the union's strategy, the corporate campaign and of the architect of that tool, Ray Rogers, who the attendants have hired ..."

IFFA
vs.
TWA/Carl Ichan
1986-87

Helping Flight Attendants in Tough Times

CCI raised substantial sums of money to sustain IFFA's fight by reaching out to tens of thousands of unions and other organizations in its nationwide database.

UWUA Local 1-2
vs.
Con Edison
1988-89

UWUA Local 1-2 Rises to the Challenge

Protesters, three and four deep on many blocks, crowded together shoulder-to-shoulder displaying banners and large placards saying, "They (Met Life-Con Ed-NY Life) get the gold, workers get the grief."

TWU Local 553
vs.
Eastern Airlines
1989

Flight Attendants Innovate; ALPA & IAM Stagnate

In four months, CCI raised more than $300,000 for a nearly bankrupt local through direct mail appeals; produced comprehensive corporate research and literature ...

APFA
vs.
American Airlines
1990-91

Flight Attendants Win: No Longer Second-Class Citizens

A festering issue at American Airlines in 1990 was the company's long-time discrimination against female attendants based on how much they weighed.

TWU Local 101
vs.
Brooklyn Union Gas
1995

Big Victory; Utility Backs Down Big Time

Before we called on CCI, we were convinced that the company would lock us out when our contract expired — as they had done in the past -—unless we agreed to an outrageous set of contract concessions.

IUGW
vs.
Washington Gas & Light Co.
1995-96

Laying the Groundwork for a Secure Future

CCI helped the IUGW gather a lot of support from AFL-CIO unions, including financial contributions. This was done through a public outreach that placed the union on the offensive and made its members and their fight for justice highly visible.

TWU Local 100
vs.
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
1999

TWU Wins Big; It Can Happen Again

On Dec. 16, 1999, The New York Times reported on its front page that Transport Workers Union Local 100 had achieved "the largest annual raises received by any of New York City's public employees in a decade."

Public Employees Federation (PEF)
vs.
New York State
2000

Revealing Untold Story of PEF Win Could Point to Future Victories

Ray was convinced that given CCI's creative approach, there was a strong chance of securing a good contract without publicly kicking off a full-blown campaign. With the right preparation and strategic moves by the campaign, Pataki and his most important political ...

Pacifica Radio
vs.
Corporate Takeover Effort
2001-02

Corporate Takeover Stymied with a Corporate Campaign

CCI raised funds for the campaign, did research, developed hard-hitting literature that became the face of the campaign and helped develop and implement the strategy that led to the resignations of several board members.

Alaska Wilderness League
vs.
The Bush Admin.
2001-2002

Labor Helps Defeat Bush & Big Oil

CCI produced a report, "The Arctic Refuge, the 'Filthy Four' and Organized Labor" that was posted on the Internet. And we produced a widely disseminated four-page brochure captioned "BIG OIL'S BANQUET: GREED AND BLIGHT IN VERY BITE — ONLY YOU CAN STOP IT! —"

SINALTRAINAL & CCI
vs.
The Coca-Cola System
2003-Present

Fighting for Labor, Human Rights & the Environment

Strong labor unions are critical to improve wages, working conditions and human rights for all workers and for democracies to flourish. For workers in Colombia and Guatemala, a strong union can also mean the difference between life and death.

IBEW Local 103
vs.
DirecTECH/Mulitband (DirecTV)
2008-09

Helping IBEW Local 103 Win First Contract

A determined Local 103, against great odds, through collective bargaining and an aggressive campaign, obtained their first contract and stopped the horrible and demeaning working conditions in what the Campaign aptly described as satellite sweatshops.

IBEW Local 103
vs.
Pharmaceutical Industry
2008-10

Exposing Corrupt, Anti-Union Big Pharma

Given the devastating effects of corporate greed on our economy, pharmaceutical/biotech companies are pushing harder than ever to enrich themselves through public subsidies, grants, tax breaks at the expense of taxpayers, patients, workers and public services.

FLOC
vs.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
2008-Present

Helping Farmworkers Gain Justice with a Powerful Strategy

"Someone once said: In slavery there's a job for everyone. I'm here today with many others to state emphatically that society does not need those types of jobs and will not tolerate them.

NYC District Council of Carpenters
vs.
TIAA-CREF
2012-2013

Victory in 1st Campaign to Stop Construction Sweatshops

The first Campaign to Stop Construction Sweatshops was on behalf of the 25,000-member NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters over a building project in Queens, New York, in which TIAA-CREF was heavily invested.

Sharron Mangum
vs.
Loyola University New Orleans
2014-Present

Resolving Race, Age and Constructive Termination Case

The following report describes the lack of ethics, unconscionable behavior and willful negligence of a number of high-ranking administrators and other personnel at Loyola University New Orleans (LOYNO) over the past several years.

Defrauded Plaintiff Clients
vs.
Attorney Willie Gary et al
2014-Present

Winning Justice for Victims of Willie Gary et al

Victims of this predator describe how he has stolen settlement monies, forged documents, withheld evidence to throw cases and accepted expensive gifts from defendants he is suing in order to enrich himself, further victimizing those he was supposedly representing.

Widow Suzanne McCormick
vs.
Deutsche Bank, Corrupt Judges & Lawyers
2015-Present

Winning Justice for Mrs. McCormick & Exposing Deutsche Bank's Corruption

Felon Deutsche Bank, and its unscrupulous lawyers, conjure up well-deserved images of unbridled greed and corruption and have become synonymous with everything bad in the banking industry. The bank's ingrained culture to operate like a criminal syndicate.

Cheryl Harris
vs.
Liberty Mutual & Yum! Brands
2017-2019

Exposing Liberty Mutual's Fraudulent Behavior & Securing Justice

Policyholders describe Liberty Mutual as "crooks" and a "sham" and compare them to the "mafia." They say "Liberty Mutual should be investigated for insurance fraud, sued for illegal practices and that "The government needs to step in and shut these clowns down for good!"

Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies
vs.
Real Estate Board of New York
2017-Present

Challenging REBNY's Abuse of Power Harming Millions of New Yorkers

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has been aptly described as one of the worst institutions to ever plague New York City. Its top policymakers are often referred to as a bunch of billionaire bullies and racketeers who are Ravaging Every Borough of New York City.

Perfect Putter Co.
vs.
Callaway Golf Co.
2020-Present

Fighting for Justice Against Invention Theft.

Corporate Campaign worked extensively with victim, inventor and author Clark Collins to produce and publish The Great Callaway Putter Heist. The book exposes the scourge of invention theft in America and seeks a measure of justice for Mr. Collins by exposing Callaway Golf's reprehensible criminal behavior.