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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.

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Salon Editorial Staffers Unionize, With Site's Management Taking 'High Road'

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Staffers at have successfully joined the Writers Guild of America, East, with management at the news site voluntarily recognizing their employees' union.

Lowell Peterson, the union's executive director, said in a statement Saturday that the two sides have agreed to start working toward a contract.

"For twenty years Salon...

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Unionizing Salon Is Easier Said Than Done: 'We're Incredibly Frustrated,' Staffer Says

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 2:07 PM

The effort to unionize Salon is apparently off to a rockier start than some staffers had hoped. 

Editorial employees of the online news site announced unanimously earlier this month that they intended to join the Writers Guild of America, East, the same union that Gawker Media staffers...

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Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks At $15

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON -- Putting some distance between herself and other Democratic presidential hopefuls, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced support Thursday for a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $12, suggesting that a more ambitious proposal of $15 wouldn't be realistic on Capitol Hill.

Speaking to reporters after...

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Clinton And Sanders Are Wooing Organized Labor, But Don't Expect An Endorsement Yet

(7) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 5:36 PM

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) presented themselves to the executive council of the AFL-CIO labor federation here Wednesday afternoon, ready to field questions on the president's mammoth trade deal, the prospect of a $15 minimum wage and other...

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Democrats Want To Extend Civil Rights Protections To Unpaid Interns

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 12:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- Unpaid interns in most states aren't covered by the same workplace discrimination and harassment laws as employees, but some House Democrats are trying to change that.

Three lawmakers introduced a trio of bills Tuesday aimed at closing loopholes that exclude unpaid interns from protection. The...

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뉴욕 주가 패스트푸드 업계 노동자 최저 임금을 두 배인 15달러로 올린다

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 3:41 AM

뉴욕 주지사 앤드류 쿠오모(민주당)가 소집한 패널은 7월 22일에 뉴욕 주는 패스트푸드 노동자들의 최저 임금을 15달러로 하라고 권했다. 주에서 가장 낮은 소득을 올리는 여러 사람들에게 영향을 줄 새로운 규제 정책이다.

주 임금 위원회에서 제시한 안은 뉴욕 시 패스트푸드 노동자의 최저 임금을 현재의 8.75달러에서 2018년까지 15달러로 올리는 것이다. 뉴욕 주...

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New York State Calls For $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:11 PM

A panel convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recommended Wednesday that the state set a minimum wage of $15 expressly for New York's fast-food workers, a novel regulatory maneuver that would impact many of the lowest earners in the state.


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Labor Leader: 'Scott Walker Is A National Disgrace'

(567) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps Richard Trumka has already said everything he needs to say about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

On Monday morning, Walker officially declared his expected candidacy to become president of the United States. Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO labor federation and longtime Walker foe, had a...

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Teachers' Union Girds For Supreme Court Setback, Pledges To Grow Membership

(163) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON -- Faced with its gravest threat in years from the Supreme Court, one of the country's largest labor unions is preparing for a ruling that could make it much more difficult to collect fees from the workers it represents.

This weekend, the American Federation of Teachers passed a resolution...

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American Federation of Teachers Endorses Hillary Clinton

(309) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 6:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton picked up an early if not surprising endorsement on Saturday from one of the country's largest labor unions: the American Federation of Teachers.

The executive council of the 1.6-million member AFT voted "overwhelmingly" in favor of backing the early frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, according to...

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'Kiss My Ass, Bob': A Miner Challenged Coal Magnate Bob Murray. Now He's Fighting For His Job.

(76) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 7:33 AM

Robert "Bob" Murray is the owner of Murray Energy Corp., the third-largest U.S. coal producer. He is one of the most powerful men in Appalachia and a major player in U.S. politics. In short, he's not the sort of guy you tell to kiss your ass,...

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Labor Secretary Says New Overtime Rule Will Help Millions 'Get Back Into The Middle Class'

(350) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- Over the past year, as his agency was developing a rule to expand overtime pay to more Americans, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met a lot of workers who log brutal hours. Amid all the tales of double shifts and missed time with the kids, something that one man...

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Salon Editorial Employees Announce Plans To Unionize

(30) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Just weeks after writers and editors at Gawker Media unionized, the editorial employees of Salon Media Group announced that they intend to join the same union, the Writers Guild of America, East.

The decision by Salon employees, announced in a press release by the union Thursday, suggests that...

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Obama's New Proposal Could Introduce American Journalists To Overtime Pay

(8) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:28 PM

NEW YORK -- When reporters covered President Barack Obama’s proposal Monday night to extend overtime pay to millions of additional Americans, some, still on the clock past dinnertime, may have wondered whether they’d make the cut.

Under the proposal, salaried workers earning under $50,440 would automatically qualify...

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Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders' Campaign, Citing Clinton's 'Silence' On Fast Track

(814) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:01 AM

WASHINGTON -- The longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call.

Larry Cohen, outgoing president of the Communications Workers of America, told The Huffington...

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Obama Has A Plan To Bring More Workers Overtime Pay. Here's What It Means For You.

(71) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 1:14 PM

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American workers. His proposal, which does not require approval from Congress, constitutes arguably his most sweeping economic reform through executive action since taking...

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Obama To Unveil Plan To Bring Overtime Pay To 5 Million More Workers

(2365) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 8:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week will propose a plan to extend overtime pay to 5 million American workers who are currently excluded under federal law, according to sources.

The president will recommend updating overtime rules so that salaried workers who earn less than roughly $50,400 per year would...

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Liberals Just Had An Amazing Week At The Supreme Court

(675) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 7:09 PM

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Roberts Supreme Court just gave American liberals the most joyous judicial week they could have asked for.

In a span of just two days, the rightward-leaning court all but settled Obamacare as the law of the land; reaffirmed key components of housing discrimination law meant to...

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이케아의 최저임금 인상은 굉장한 성공이었다. 그래서 임금을 또 올린다.

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:51 PM

이케아가 미국 매장의 최저 임금을 크게 올리겠다고 처음 발표한지 1년이 지난 지금, 이케아는 6월 23일에 내년에 다시 한 번 전국적으로 임금을 올릴 계획이라고 발표했다. 이케아 매장의 최저 시급은 12달러에 육박하게 된다.

조립 가구를 만드는 이케아가 1월에 확립한 시스템 하에서는 미국 매장의 초임은 해당 지역의 주거비, 식비, 교통비 등을 고려하여

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Massachusetts Home Care Workers Win Fight For $15

(65) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:19 PM

Massachusetts home care workers have notched the latest victory in the Fight for $15.

Under an agreement Thursday with the office of Gov. Charlie Baker (R), 35,000 home care workers in the state will be guaranteed a wage of $15 per hour, according to 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East. The regional...

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