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Arlene Holt Baker

Dave Jamieson

Can This Guy Help Turn Around Organized Labor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last time Tefere Gebre was employed at the AFL-CIO headquarters in D.C., in the mid 1990s, he worked out of a scrappy basement offic...

Dave Jamieson

Shake-up At The Nation's Leading Labor Federation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arlene Holt Baker, the AFL-CIO's executive vice president since 2007, told colleagues in a meeting Wednesday that she would be leaving t...

Supreme Court Strikes Down the Heart of the Voting Rights Act, But This Isn't Over

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and I believe as he did that the "arc of the moral universe... bends toward justice." But Tuesday's decision twists that bend in the wrong direction.

Martin Luther King Stood With Workers in Fight for Civil Rights

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

CORE spokesman Niger Innis should not find it absurd or insulting that workers and community allies around this country will stand up on April 4, 2011...

Central Falls High School Employees Deserve Due Process

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene Holt Baker

In recent days, the Central Falls school superintendent fired en mass all 93 administrators, teachers and support staff at Central Falls High School i...

Women and People of Color Down for the Count in Jobless Recovery

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene Holt Baker

A close look at the unemployment figures shows that while white males are taking it on the chin in this recession, women and people of color are down ...

An AFL-CIO as Diverse as Workers

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Redmond

Unions cannot expect women, minority, gay, physically challenged and young members to step up and participate in union activities if union leadership opportunities are closed to them.