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Super PACs lifted by megadonors, unions in third quarter

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon has given $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) By: Jack Nol...

Dakota Access Pipeline Exposes Rift In Organized Labor

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The nation’s largest federation of labor unions upset some of its own members last week by endorsing the construction of the Dakota A...

In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight, The AFL-CIO Is Not The Enemy

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

The enemy is not the AFL-CIO. The enemy is not those advocates rightfully trying to stop the pipeline from being built at Standing Rock. Instead, these two seemingly at odds interests have a common enemy: the fossil fuel industry, which puts profits over workers and is the worst contributor to climate change.

AFL-CIO To Planet Earth: Drop Dead

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs."

AFL-CIO Bucks Progressive Allies, Backs Dakota Access Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

If the country’s leading union federation really wants to ally itself with progressive groups, it has a funny way of showing it. On Thursday, the AF...

Donald Trump Is Slipping Among Union Voters, Says AFL-CIO

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics

Throughout Donald Trump’s run for the presidency, press reports have suggested the GOP nominee possesses a unique allure for union voters that could...

Look for the Union Label for Your Labor Day Picnic or BBQ

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

American families should look for the union label when buying items for their Labor Day party or cookout.

Inside The 2016 Fight For The White Working Class

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics

WICKLIFFE, Ohio ― Joshua Lewis is knocking at a front door when the homeowner pulls into the driveway in a red Toyota pickup truck. Out steps Craig....

Working-Class White Guys Against Trump

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The press would have you believe that all of the angry white men are Trump supporters.

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

Can You Hear Me Now, Verizon?

Betsy Derr | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Betsy Derr

Verizon is making drastic changes to my life -- all in the name of saving a few dollars or for management efficiency. Now I have a question for Mr. Lowell McAdam: Is that money worth dismantling the lives of so many families?

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

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business

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....

CEOs Now Make 335 Times More Than Average Worker: Study

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business

BOSTON (Reuters) - Chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies on average made 335 times more money than the average rank-and-file worker last year,...

Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. He was a union organizer for a decade. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with low-wage workers.

Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Time is of the essence. When will workers again have such a scandal-free, consistent labor champion as Bernie Sanders seriously going for the Presidency inside the Democratic Party?

Labor Union's Donald Trump Endorsement Draws Fire

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

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

Murdering American Manufacturing: 'Strictly Business'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the week before Valentine's Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities' resources to Mexico.

Big Win For Bernie: AFL-CIO Holds Off On Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The biggest prize in labor endorsements won't be doled out next week as many people expected, according to an email from the president of the AFL-CIO ...

Donald Trump: The Answer to Curses

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump, a billionaire who opposes raising the minimum wage, now at the poverty level of $7.25 an hour, is holding himself out to working people as the man who will stand as a dam against that torrent.

Donald Trump Is Killing It With Rust Belt Voters

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here are some scary findings for anyone who doesn't support Donald Trump for president. Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO uni...

A Letter from the President of the Writers Guild, East

Michael Winship | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media
Michael Winship

Organizing a Guild chapter at The Huffington Post is about protecting and improving your working conditions. In addition, as you'll quickly see, it's also about joining a community of your peers.

What A Refugee-Turned-U.S. Labor Leader Thinks Of Our Rhetoric On Syrians

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Tefere Gebre has been following the political debate over Syrian refugees this week from his downtown D.C. office, about a block from the White House....

Hillary Clinton Is Pulling Away From Bernie Sanders With Union Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it came time to think seriously about endorsing a presidential candidate for 2016, Paul Feeney says it wasn't a hard decision for m...

Supporting The Department of Labor's "Best Interest Rule" Is Good For All Business

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

After their decades of hard work, Americans deserve to retire with dignity and security. The proposed Department of Labor Best Interest Rule will help them do just that if we can just get it over the finish line and beat back selfish opposition coming from within parts of the financial services industry.

Business and Progressives Allied: Politics and Pocketbooks

Mike Lux | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives must strongly support policies that help small business and new companies, both politically and with our pocketbooks. We can't lessen income inequality, and we can't change the top 1 percent orientation of our politics, without having a vital and growing high road business sector.