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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

Ivanka Trump Says Her Dad Will Fight For Equal Pay And Child Care. Then Why Hasn't He Said So Before?

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 10:36 AM

On Thursday night, Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican nominee, promised that Donald Trump the president would champion laws that advance women in the workplace.

“He will fight for equal pay for equal work,” Ivanka Trump declared in her well-received speech.

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For RNC Attendees, Putting Clinton In Prison Proves Easier Said Than Done

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 3:38 PM

CLEVELAND ― A clear theme has emerged at the Republican National Convention this week: Put Hillary Clinton in prison. The battle cry adorns T-shirts. It is scrawled on posters. It has even come from the mouths of official speakers at the podium...

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Mitch McConnell And Paul Ryan Barely Say Anything About Trump In Their RNC Speeches

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 9:01 PM

CLEVELAND ― Mitch McConnell took the stage at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night shortly after Donald Trump formally received the party’s nomination. It was a primetime opportunity for the Senate majority leader to sing the praises of his party’s standard-bearer on a national...

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Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal Was Hardly The Craziest Thing To Happen On Day 1 Of The RNC

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 10:35 AM

CLEVELAND ― Late Monday night, journalist Jarrett Hill was the first to flag some striking similarities between Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention...

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공화당 전당대회장에서는 여성혐오가 잘 팔린다

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 10:40 PM

웨스트 6번가와 세인트 클레어 애비뉴 사거리에는 2016년 공화당 전당대회를 기념하는 티셔츠와 장신구를 파는 매대가 있다. 도널드 트럼프는 이번 주에 여기서 공화당 대선 후보 지명을 수락할 예정이다.

무엇이 잘 팔리까?

“이게 꽤 잘 나간다.” 판매자는 여남은 종의 기념 배지를 가리키며 말한다. 히트 상품에는 ‘Life’s A Bitch ― Don’t Vote For One...

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Misogyny Is A Big Seller Outside The Republican National Convention

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 6:27 PM

CLEVELAND ― At the corner of West 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue, there’s a kiosk selling T-shirts and knickknacks celebrating the 2016 Republican National Convention,...

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Donald Trump Wanted To Back Out Of Choosing Mike Pence For Veep: Reports

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 4:06 PM

Donald Trump is famous for decisively firing people. But according to multiple reports on Friday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee tried and failed to fire his own running mate ― all before he’d even formally announced who he was.

CNN’s Dana Bash...

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Watch What Happens When You Try To Unionize Some Truck Drivers In The South

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 3:29 PM

Workers in the state of Georgia are less likely to be union members than workers in almost any other state. After watching an encounter between...

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Trump's Vegas Hotel Settles Union-Busting Allegations

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 1:13 PM

Donald Trump likes to say that he doesn’t settle legal disputes. After all, why settle if you’re bound to win?

Well, Trump’s flashy Las Vegas hotel apparently didn’t get the “no settling” memo from the Republican nominee.

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Labor Union That Endorsed Sanders Says It Backs Clinton Now

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 3:02 PM

One of the major labor unions to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the Democratic primary announced Monday that it is endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, now that she has effectively locked up the nomination.

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Hillary Clinton Assails Donald Trump's Business Record From Atlantic City's Boardwalk

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 12:49 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump's business record in a fiery speech from this town's famed boardwalk on Wednesday, arguing that the real estate mogul profited from his casinos here before exiting and leaving workers high and dry.

It was...

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A Thousand Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Are Still On Strike

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 4:58 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Rajeshra Patel used to clean 14 rooms per day in her job here as a housekeeper at the Trump Taj Mahal. A couple of years ago, that quota rose to 16 rooms per day.

If two extra rooms doesn't...

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Trump's Vegas Hotel Spent Half A Million Dollars To Stop Maids From Unionizing

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 2:05 PM

GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump fashions himself a friend of union workers. He has bragged about having good relationships with labor unions. When the AFL-CIO recently endorsed his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, Trump claimed it was he who deserved the labor federation's coveted backing.

"I believe [union]...

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Lawmakers Sue Their Colleagues For Blocking A Local Minimum Wage Hike

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 3:56 PM

A group of African-American state lawmakers in Alabama sued their colleagues in federal court on Thursday, claiming they violated civil rights law by blocking a minimum wage increase in Birmingham.

The Birmingham City Council passed a measure earlier this year that would have...

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Public Unions Can Breathe Another Sigh Of Relief At The Supreme Court

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- A short-staffed Supreme Court won't rehear an explosive case that could have dealt a fatal blow to public unionism as we know it.

Earlier this year, the justices were evenly divided and thus failed to reach a final ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers...

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Americans Trust Clinton Over Trump On Terror Threats

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 10:29 AM

In the wake of the Orlando attack, more Americans would trust Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump when it comes to handling terrorism threats as president, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday.

Fifty percent said they...

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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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