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Ryan Grim

How Politics Slowed Down An Ebola Drug | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug now being used by the U.S. government to treat Ebola patients lost a high-stakes battle for federal funding several...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the time between his tenure as Speaker of the House and his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich ...

Ryan Grim

Embattled Biodefense Firm Threatened To Sue HuffPost | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee for contracting oversight is calling for an inspector general's investigation into a biodefe...

Six Reasons Why Both Political Parties Are "Econitwits"

Jane White | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Jane White

How are we going to get unemployed Americans back to work? The GOP wants to lower taxes and decrease regulation because it thinks we're stifling innovation. The Dems want to spend tax dollars on infrastructure and other public works projects.

Sam Stein

Labor's Discontent With Obama Surfaces Yet Again | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt ceiling bill set to be voted upon Monday evening has left labor advocates in yet another precarious -- and deeply frustrated --...

Matt Sledge

Corporate Tax Holiday Could Create Infrastructure Bank -- But Devil Is In The Details | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Rahm Emanuel has a proposition. A grand one, for big business, big unions, and Congress: let a corporate income tax holiday pay for a national infrast...

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Crucial Member To Oppose Deficit Commission

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former top labor leader Andy Stern has privately informed deficit-commission co-chair Erskine Bowles that he will vote against the commission's packag...

Obama's Deficit Frankenstein

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Deficit Commission issued its report, and the president has a problem. Like Frankenstein, he built a creature from discarded parts and it took on a life of its own. And like its fictional counterpart, it's threatening to destroy its creator.

Locked Out Honeywell Workers Kicked Out of Fiscal Commission Meeting

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Locked out workers at Honeywell's Metropolis, Illinois uranium facility have been traveling all over the country to meet with Honeywell CEO David Cote to discuss ending the current lockout.

Ryan Grim

Andy Stern: I'm Not Beholden To Labor On Deficit Panel | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andy Stern, named to the deficit commission by President Obama to represent the interests of workers and organized labor, said on Wednes...

Labor's Missed Opportunity

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Labor's ongoing failure to achieve its national legislative goals speaks to an institutional dysfunction that transcends particular union leaders like Dick Trumka and Andy Stern.

Ryan Grim

Andy Stern's Bizarre Alliance With Private Equity And Biowarfare | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE, Oct. 13: SIGA Technologies announced Wednesday that a lucrative contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to ...

Deficit Pipe Dreams: Social Security Cuts Would Increase Inequity and Keep Deficits, Er, High

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Deficit Commission was designed to show the world's financial markets that the US is serious about cutting its debt. Instead they're going after something that doesn't affect the deficit.

Don't Be Fooled - Florida Senate Race Is Between One Progressive and Two Lifetime Republicans

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

Have we lost faith ourselves to the point we now believe a strategic, financed, people driven grassroots campaign can't counter Marco Rubio's right-wing fundraising?

Labor Day Irony: The People Who Want to Cut Social Security All Have Great Retirement Plans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the Deficit Commission members want their recommendations for cuts to have any credibility, they should pledge to live on the same Social Security benefits that they would impose for other Americans.

Glenn Beck Compares Obama's America To 'Planet Of The Apes' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck compared Obama's America to "the damn Planet of the Apes," Thursday during a rant against the president's praise for the AFL-CIO. Beck ma...

Too Big Not to Organize: SEIU-International Coalition Try to Unionize the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Why would SEIU, which has risen to prominence during the last 25 years in part by organizing janitors, be interested in organizing bank workers?

SEIU-UNITE HERE Settlement Reached

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

After an 18-month battle that began with SEIU believing it could affect a hostile takeover of a fellow international union, the two unions reached a settlement today almost entirely on UNITE HERE's terms.

Why Are the LGBT and Immigration Movements Vibrant as the Labor Movement Dies?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

This White House has made it clear it will only take on controversial issues if it is forced to through vocal protest against the White House. Its time for labor to turn up the heat on the White House.

Ryan Grim

Andy Stern: Invest Social Security Funds In Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Andy Stern, a key member of the deficit commission, is pushing to invest a significant portion of the Social Security trust fund in private companies ...

Term Limits for Labor Leaders?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In the two weeks since Andy Stern announced his retirement after 14 years as the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), most o...

Sam Stein

Obama Deficit Commission Pushes Back Against 'Washington Assassins Of Change' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before its first official meeting, the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (a.k.a. the White House Deficit Commiss...

Sam Stein

Andy Stern, SEIU President: My Successor Hasn't Been Chosen Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Officials at the powerful SEIU labor union say that the campaign to find a replacement for departing president Andy Stern remains undecided, despite r...

Twelve, Including Danny Glover, Arrested at Protest Against Campus Dining Giant Sodexo

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Ryan Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting team. It was an unusual scene in suburban Maryland on Friday when 12 people, including actor Danny Glover a...