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Labor Unions Get Some Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Despite long-term declines in union membership, the proportion of U.S. workers who belong to a labor union held steady overall last year...

Newsflash! Michigan Company Moves to Michigan - "Right-to-Work" Righteousness by Gov. Snyder

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Michigan's governor signing into law "Right to Work" under the promises that it would make Michigan more competitive, attract new companies and give employees more options.

Elise Foley

Labor Group Urges Latino Voters To Push Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO isn't giving up on comprehensive immigration reform. The largest federation of unions in the U.S. launched a series of telev...

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

Ranking House Dem Pushes Firm Line In U.S. Budget Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Caren Bohan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A senior House of Representatives Democrat set down a firm marker on Tu...

Ask a Keynesian: With U.S. Borrowing Capped, Won't More Pentagon Spending Destroy Jobs?

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Grand Bargain is essentially about taking money from middle income people through Social Security cuts and tax increases and giving the money to the Pentagon for unnecessary Pentagon spending.

Shutdowns and the Real World

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The shutdown is the story of the moment. But there are also other real things going on in the real world that have huge consequences for, yes, real people -- and the media shouldn't ignore those other stories.

Know Your LGBT History: 2 Queer Events On October 4

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Roll Out Their New Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the labor movement and reach more young people, the AFL-CIO is entering a formal partnership with a...

How a Convention About Work Turned Into a Pop-Up Art Gallery

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

The role of art in amplifying workers' voices as well as changing perceptions about worker movements got a great display in Los Angeles recently.

American Labor's New Agenda: A Movement for Global Shared Prosperity

Sabina Dewan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

How can American unions reconsolidate people power and build a 21st century union movement that is broader than its membership?

Will AFL's Love Affair With 'Alt-Labor' Leave Existing Union Members Behind?

Steve Early | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Steve Early

Who wouldn't like to believe that a more exciting convention format prefigures a major turning point for labor?

Elizabeth Warren Is Right

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

It's no surprise that Warren's speech has drawn fire from the right. What is surprising is the weakness of the conservative response, which, in turn, demonstrates the air-tight case Warren has made about the pro-corporate trend at the Supreme Court.

A Formula for Reawakening Labor: Capitalism, Communities and Cooperatives

Frank Islam | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Frank Islam

Based upon the rhetoric at the quadrennial labor convention held in Los Angeles this week, it appears that the labor movement will be trying new thing...

Congress Shouldn't Leave Immigration Bill Behind This September

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

This month, the prospect of attacks on Syria has once again nudged immigration reform to the back burner in Congress. Is immigration reform doomed to failure once again?

In Los Angeles, Labor Redefines Itself

Michael Winship | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

"It's time to turn America right side up!" AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka exhorted those in attendance at the labor alliance's quadrennial convention in Los Angeles on Monday.

How I Met Your Brother

David Macaray | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
David Macaray

What, exactly, does it mean to have non-union workers join a union? Is it a purely symbolic or public relations gesture, or is there a practical side to it? Labor's problems are more serious than by-law changes.

Possible Next Step For Warren Not As Crazy As It Sounds

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Did Sen. Elizabeth Warren sound the first volley of a 2016 campaign on Sunday?...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a speech at an AFL-CIO convention on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized the Supreme Court for being too right-wing and serving the ...

Warren Rails On 'Pro-Corporate' Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a righ...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Blast White House Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling a growing rift between some unions and the White House over the Affordable Care Act, the Nevada State AFL-CIO passed a stingin...

Dave Jamieson

Big Shakeup In Organized Labor

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Food and Commercial Workers, one of the largest private-sector unions in the country, re-affiliated with the AFL-CIO labor fe...

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Looks For Some New Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past year hasn't been easy for organized labor. Union density dipped to a historic low of just 6.6 percent of the private sector. Mi...

Organizing for Leverage

Lowell Peterson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Lowell Peterson

Our decline has certainly been precipitous, and our diligent efforts to reverse it over the last twenty or so years have not yielded much. But I think it is possible to overestimate the power of executives and capital and to underestimate the power of the people who actually do the work.