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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

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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Will Uber's New 'Drivers Association' Have Any Real Power?

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 4:10 PM

Last week, ride-sharing pioneer Uber announced it was settling a pair of major class-action lawsuits brought by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts. The drivers claimed Uber had "misclassified" them as independent contractors, rather than employees, in order to save money. The suit was seen...

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Union Representing Laid-Off Carrier Workers Endorses Bernie Sanders

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 3:40 PM

The union representing the Indiana workers slated to be laid off by Carrier Corp. has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, the Sanders campaign announced Tuesday.

The Carrier workers found themselves in the national spotlight after a video emerged in February that showed...

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Would Bernie Sanders Veto A $12-An-Hour Minimum Wage Bill?

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:23 AM

During last Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added a new wrinkle to the argument over the federal minimum wage, saying that if elected president, she would sign a bill raising it to $15 an hour -- the same number championed...

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Embattled NC Governor Calls Gay Rights Group 'More Powerful Than The NRA'

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Under attack for signing the controversial anti-LGBT law known as HB2, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said Sunday that a gay rights advocacy group is more powerful than the National Rifle Association.

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Hillary Clinton Clarifies Her Stance On $15 Minimum Wage

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 10:35 AM

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton sowed some confusion in Thursday's debate when she said she would sign a bill setting a $15 federal minimum wage, despite saying in the past that $15 could be too aggressive for many parts of the country. On Sunday,...

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Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Won't Apologize To Michelle Fields

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 9:59 AM

Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says he's ready to move on from the controversy surrounding him, but he isn't ready to apologize to Michelle Fields, the former Breitbart reporter he grabbed at a campaign event.

Fields wanted to see Lewandowski prosecuted for...

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Hillary Clinton's Confusing And Conflicted Stance On The Minimum Wage

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 3:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Are you still trying to figure out where Hillary Clinton stands on a $15 minimum wage? Don't feel bad. Apparently, her campaign is still trying to figure it out, too.

During Thursday night's presidential debate on CNN, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked...

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Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers On Picket Line

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 12:02 PM

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) boosted the cause of striking Verizon workers on Wednesday, joining them on a picket line in New York City and blasting the telecom giant in a sidewalk speech.

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40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 3:08 AM

Roughly 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday morning after failing to ink a new contract with the company.

The strike -- the largest of its kind in the U.S.

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Low-Wage Workers Plot Their Next 'Fight For $15' Strike

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Workers employed in low-wage industries plan on taking to the streets on Thursday to continue their call for a $15 minimum hourly wage and union rights. But this time around, workers in fast food, day care and airports will be joined by a new group of...

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A New Divide Emerges Between Clinton And Sanders

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 2:38 PM

  • At issue is a proposed executive order that would give preference for government contracts to companies that uphold good labor standards.
  • The Sanders campaign loves the idea. The Clinton campaign wants to see the language of the executive order. 
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Verizon Workers To Strike This Week If They Don't Get A Contract

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 5:21 PM

Labor unions representing 40,000 Verizon workers say they will carry out the largest U.S. strike in five years if they can't reach a deal with the company by Wednesday.

The workers are members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood...

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These Jimmy John's Workers Were Fired Illegally. Five Years Later, They Might Get Their Jobs Back.

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 1:10 PM

It's been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John's shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days.

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How To Tell Your Boss To Kiss Your Ass, And Get Away With It

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 4:42 PM

Bob Murray is a modern-day coal king, operating 13 mines and employing more than 7,000 people. He's not the kind of boss you tell to eat shit, or to kiss your ass. If you're brash enough to do so, you shouldn't expect to be...

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Barack Obama Just Cracked Down On Wall Street

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 11:47 AM

After six years of debate and lobbying, the Labor Department rolled out a major new regulation on Wednesday that will require virtually all financial advisers to legally act in their clients' best interests.

Known as the fiduciary rule, the new standards are aimed...

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Donald Trump Is Battling Housekeepers In Las Vegas, And So Far He's Losing. Sad!

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 5:41 PM

Donald Trump and his business partners have lost the latest round of their Las Vegas labor fight.

For months, the owners of the Trump International Hotel have been tangling with the powerful Culinary Workers Union, the Las Vegas-based...

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Labor Union's Donald Trump Endorsement Draws Fire From Immigration Activists

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 11:54 AM

A prominent immigrants rights group is asking the AFL-CIO labor federation to expel a member union that represents border patrol agents after it endorsed Donald Trump for president. 

The National Border Patrol Council praised the Republican candidate's hardline immigration stance when...

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Border Patrol Agents Union Endorses Donald Trump For President

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 3:04 PM

If any labor union was going to endorse Donald Trump for president, it would have to be the National Border Patrol Council.

The union represents 16,000 border patrol agents around the country and walks an extremely hard line on immigration issues. On Wednesday,...

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Another Guitar Center Store Votes To Unionize

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 4:34 PM

Workers at a Guitar Center store in Pennsylvania have voted to unionize, the fourth location in the music equipment chain to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in the past three years.

The union said it won the election on Friday...

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