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Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Arthur Delaney

Low-Wage Strikes Come To Washington | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrika Meade started working at the sunglass stand in Union Station six weeks ago. She said she earns $8.25 an hour on an irregular sche...

Overworked and Underpaid? Productivity Increases, but Wage Growth Declines

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Akito Yoshikane

Household income for the average working family has continued to fall, but men, Latinos and those without a college education have experienced an especially sharp deceleration of wage growth since the recession

Andy Stern Retirement: Ezra Klein Interview SEIU President

Ezra Klein | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Andy Stern is the president of SEIU, a service employees union with 2.2 million members. He led the breakaway unions that split from the AFL-CIO and f...

Women to Be Majority in Labor Union Movement, So Here's the Job Ahead

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy B. Dean

A study released last week put the spotlight on a workplace demographic shift that is occurring: women are expected to become a majority of labor union workers within the next decade.

Bloomberg and Booker Agree: We Need Cleaner Trucks at Our Ports

Rich Kassel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rich Kassel

The mayors teamed up with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to endorse federal legislation that would enable ports around the nation to adopt local green-growth programs to reduce air pollution.

A New Workforce Model for A New American Economy

Tom Woodruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Woodruff

To rebuild our economy, we must restore worker purchasing power by restoring worker bargaining power.

Change to Win: Mobilizing for a New American Dream

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

With Labor Day rapidly approaching and the Congressional recess coming to an end, we are on the verge of witnessing some of the most critical debates in our nation's history, and the unions will be on the front lines.

SEIU Talks Peace -- But Continues War -- on UNITE HERE

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Stern's optimism runs counter to the facts. No date for negotiations with UNITE HERE has been set and Stern has not publicly renounced his demand for binding arbitration.

Labor Movement Backs UNITE HERE Against SEIU Raids

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

In a dramatic blow to SEIU's efforts to raid UNITE HERE members and jurisdictions, 15 of the nation's leading unions pledged Monday to provide UNITE H...

Unions Demanding Obama Fire BofA CEO In Wake Of Wagoner Ouster

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The major unions are grabbing on to the ouster of General Motors chief Rick Wagoner to launch a campaign to pressure the Obama administration to engin...

Sam Stein

Unions File Complaint To Strip Anti-Labor Group's Tax Status | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the nation's largest unions have filed a joint complaint with the IRS, urging the agency to revoke the tax-exempt status of two organizations f...

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

The Economic Recovery Program Our Nation Needs

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anna Burger

With news that unemployment claims have reached a 26-year high and Congress' continuing failure to reach a compromise to save millions of jobs and Ame...

What Centrist Huh? Beyond Obama's 2.5 Million Jobs

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Obama may well assume a fairly radical solution to the economic problems facing the nation, one that eclipses the craziest notions dreamt up by the progressive fringe.

America Grows Up

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

I don't own rose-colored glasses. Obama's victory doesn't mean all is once again right with the world. But for now we become one nation again. Today we reject race as a deciding factor.

Democrats: The New Western Strategy Is Paying Off

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

While the current party leadership deserves credit for a new path to presidential power, much of the new "Western strategy" has long been championed by former Senator Gary Hart.

Sam Stein

Franken Put On Obama's Change Bandwagon In Union Mailer | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The union conglomerate Change to Win is blasting out a mailer to Minnesota voters that puts Senatorial candidate Al Franken beside Barack Obama, sayin...

Everything I Own Fits In a Hefty Trash Bag

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

As a 17 year-old abused homeless runaway, getting what I needed to survive sometimes meant hurting those that I loved and those that loved me most.

McCain Houses Mocked In Union "Genius" Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Change to Win, a federation of labor unions, released the first in a two-part online video series on John McCain called "Real McCain of Genius." The s...

Labor's Election Ground War -- And How The Media Is Missing It

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Karen Ackerman believes the election will very close and the AFL-CIO is launching the "broadest, biggest efforts in its history" -- 250,000 volunteers in 24 priority states will be deployed.

Sam Stein

Labor Group Deploys Confrontational Campaign Tactics Against McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reflecting a much more creative and confrontational approach to the presidential campaign, Change to Win, the major labor organization, is launching a...

Change To Win Endorses Obama

Washington Post's The Fix | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Change To Win has officially decided to throw its endorsement behind Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), according to Anna Burger, the chair of the group. "C...

Top Labor Figure: Hillary Should Consider Withdrawing

USA Today | Mark Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Change To Win federation, seven unions representing 40 million workers, today endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president. "We want a president w...