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Dave Jamieson
Dave Jamieson is the Huffington Post’s labor reporter. Before joining the D.C. bureau, Jamieson reported on transportation issues for local Washington news site and covered criminal justice for Washington City Paper. He’s the author of a non-fiction book, Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession, and his stories have appeared in Slate, The New Republic, The Washington Post, and Outside. He’s won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Hillman Foundation’s Sidney Award.

Entries by Dave Jamieson

Another City Just Enacted A $15 Minimum Wage

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 7:15 PM

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Monday that will gradually hike the city's minimum wage to $15, the latest in a string of victories for the union-backed Fight for $15 campaign.

At a signing ceremony at a D.C....

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Jimmy John's To Get Rid Of Controversial Noncompete Agreements In New York

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 10:15 AM

If your career at Jimmy John's comes to a premature end, rest assured you'll have the right to make sandwiches somewhere else in town -- at least in New York.

The Illinois-based sandwich chain will remove noncompete agreements from hiring packets for new store...

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Pro-Sanders Union Gets Behind Hillary Clinton: 'She Is The Candidate'

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 2:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- The president of one of the largest labor unions to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders says it's time to rally behind Hillary Clinton and keep Donald Trump out of the White House at all costs.

In a speech to...

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Hillary Clinton Secures Organized Labor's Prize Endorsement

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 5:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- The country's largest federation of labor unions formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, assuring that organized labor would devote its considerable resources to keeping a Democrat in the White House for another four years.

The AFL-CIO's board voted...

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Bernie Sanders Projected To Win Montana Democratic Primary

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 12:34 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Montana's Democratic primary on Tuesday, even though Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has already secured enough delegates to make her...

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This Retired Coal Miner Has Black Lung Disease. He's Fighting To Make Sure No One Else Gets It.

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 1:31 PM

Mike "Flip" Wilson worked his last day in a Kentucky coal mine last spring. He had decided to retire and spend more time with his wife. After 40 years toiling below ground, and now suffering from black lung disease, Wilson had just reached a...

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Labor Groups Are Taking On Walmart And McDonald's. But Who Will Fund Their Fight?

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 4:54 PM

In 2013, Janet Sparks and five co-workers went on strike at a Walmart store in Baker, Louisiana. The group rode in a caravan to Bentonville, Arkansas, taking their grievances to the company's shareholder meeting. The experience of walking off the job in protest was exhilarating, but...

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Verizon And Unions Reach 'Tentative Agreement' To End Strike

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 1:47 PM

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Friday that telecom giant Verizon and two unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement that will end a massive, six-week strike.

In a statement, Perez said the parties had resolved their remaining issues "in principle," but were still hammering...

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There's More Pain And Injury In The Meatpacking Business Than We Realize

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 12:09 PM

Reported injuries have decreased in the meat and poultry industry, but plant workers still face grave dangers on the job -- and there's reason to believe the safety hazards are worse than they seem, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Many workers are...

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Domino's Accused Of Fraud And 'Systemic Wage Theft' By New York State

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 6:04 PM

The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against Domino's on Tuesday, accusing the pizza giant of systematically shorting workers' pay.

Fast-food restaurants are sued all the time for alleged wage theft. What makes this suit different is who's included among the...

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Liberal Advocacy Group Comes Out Against Obama's Big Overtime Rule

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 11:11 AM

A network of left-leaning public-interest groups has come out in opposition to the Obama administration's new overtime rule, prompting charges of hypocrisy from progressives who back...

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What Obama's New Overtime Rules Mean For You

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 1:49 PM

As of Tuesday night, the White House is officially rewriting the rules that determine who's entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week.

As the vice president might say, this is a BFD.

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This Is How Much More Money CEOs Make Than The Typical American

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 3:01 PM

Last year, executives at S&P 500 companies earned a whopping 335 times the pay of the average U.S. worker, according to a new analysis by the AFL-CIO.

In their annual “Executive Paywatch” report, the labor federation said...

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Employers Will Have To Publicly Disclose Their Workers' Injuries Now. They Aren't Happy About It.

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 3:49 PM

Thanks to a new rule announced by the Labor Department on Wednesday, employers operating in dangerous industries must now submit data on workplace injuries to the federal government, which will then release the information to the public.

Officials say that by...

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U.S. Poultry Workers Don't Get Enough Time To Pee: Report

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 11:22 AM

The U.S. workers who process the poultry we eat work under such pressure that many don't have sufficient time to use the bathroom, according to a new report from the humanitarian group Oxfam America.

The report, entitled, "No Relief: Denial of...

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How Oreos Explain The 2016 Election

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 4:06 PM

Last year, Michael Smith learned that his middle-class factory job on Chicago's South Side was headed to Mexico. The news stunned Smith. After all, his factory made an iconic American product: the Oreo cookie.

Soon, real estate mogul Donald Trump took an...

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Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 4:32 PM

The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime...

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Supreme Court Delivers A Victory For Supporters Of Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 10:45 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a sweeping constitutional challenge to Seattle's minimum wage law, in what could have been a test case for future legal attacks on similar measures across the country.

In a one-line order, the justices declined to hear a case...

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The Verizon Strike Is About More Than Dollars And Cents

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 6:51 PM

On Thursday morning, Eddie Blackburn, a Verizon technician in Rhode Island, logged on to Facebook to send his colleagues a message. They were scheduled to lose their Verizon health coverage soon while out on strike. Blackburn urged his friends not to buckle and cross the picket...

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Arianna Huffington Did Not Edit This Story About Uber

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 3:53 PM

On Wednesday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced in a blog post on The Huffington Post that The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, would be joining Uber's board of directors.

Valued at more than $60 billion, Uber is fighting legal and...

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