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Collective Bargaining

Uber Drivers Have No Right to Strike

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

Some Uber drivers in New York City went on strike this week, after the company reduced rates on its basic service, UberX, in New York City by 15 perce...

Huffington Post Management Voluntarily Recognizes Employee Union

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Huffington Post's management has voluntarily recognized its employees' union, making the digital media outlet the largest ever to org...

The Supreme Court Appears Set To Issue Crippling Blow To Public Employee Unions

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court gave every indication on Monday that it is ready and willing to invalidate public uni...

How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the...

Why You Should Pay Attention To The 'Friedrichs' Supreme Court Case

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

As the Supreme Court hears this case on Monday, that day will mark the beginning of a week of action to ensure that the public is aware of what's at stake: the ability of workers to stand up for themselves and for the people they serve.

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: A Deceptive Attack on Organized Labor

Ben Spielberg | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

The organization behind Friedrichs, the Center for Individual Rights, has strong ties to individuals and groups that routinely against workers' rights. This lawsuit is part of those efforts. It's about undermining organized labor and further diminishing union strength and worker bargaining power.

The New Year's Resolution for Big Business: Debilitate Public Workers and Their Unions

Nan Aron | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

This time the effort to undercut the economic and political power of working people is coming insidiously via the legal system in the form of a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in January.

Seattle Passes Law Allowing Uber Drivers To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

The city of Seattle passed a law Monday that would grant Uber and Lyft drivers the right to form labor unions, a bold regulatory maneuver that could ...

Warning: CEO Class' Next Big Attack on the Incomes of Ordinary Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If you didn't like the way the CEO class used their huge political donations and fleet of lobbyists to manipulate the economic rules last time, wait until you see what they've cooked up now.

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.

Speak Up: Your Voice in the Workplace Matters

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Black Americans, in particular, run up against systemic racism and discrimination that keep them from good jobs. The lack of opportunity has reached a crisis level that destabilizes our families and communities, such as in South Central Los Angeles.

Corporations Now Have Their Own Private Judiciary System

David Morris | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Since Republicans gained control of Congress little has been done. The Arbitration Act, which would broadly void forced arbitration contracts, has languished in Congress for six years. A bill to prohibit any school receiving federal student aid from restricting students' ability to pursue legal claims in court likely will not come to a vote.

GOP: No Bootstraps For You, Baby!

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a GOP field filthy with candidates who kiss up to corporate bosses and systematically suppress workers' wages, Walker is a stand out. But the whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.

UAW, FCA Still Negotiating Under 'Hour-By-Hour' Contract Extension

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business

DETROIT - Sept 15 (Reuters) - Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continued bargaining on Tuesday over wages and ben...

Three Rules of Thumb to Raise Wages and Reduce Inequality

Sabina Dewan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

Case studies from Brazil to China, from the United States to Germany, reveal that to square higher wages and competitiveness, governments must adhere to three rules of thumb.

Scott Walker vs. Unions, Round 2

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Monday will call for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S...

Labor Day and Sports: A Tip of the Cap to Collective Bargaining

Warren K. Zola | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

When considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers. A critical question has always been, to what extent should employees have a say in how their workplace operates?

Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Mike Quigley | Posted 09.07.2015 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Instead of focusing on attacking unions and the labor movement, we need to find ways to strengthen and empower workers so we can put more money in the pockets of middle class families. But what does it mean to strengthen and empower workers?

Who Cares for the Caregivers? What Unionization Could Mean for the Future of Publically Funded Childcare

Todd Grindal | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Todd Grindal

We should all be able to agree that, to date, home-based childcare workers have not received the compensation or the consistent support they need to effectively promote the health, development and safety of young children. Unions are willing (and may just be able) to push for these changes.

Dave Jamieson

The Kill Shot For Public-Sector Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with its gravest threat in years from the Supreme Court, one of the country's largest labor unions is preparing for a ruling that ...

Scott Walker Has Been Telling This Teacher's Story For Years And She Wants Him To Stop

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential GOP presidential contender, has been telling the story of Megan Sampson for years, and she seems quite sick o...

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

Lowell Peterson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Lowell Peterson

As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.

Where's the Outrage, Mr. President?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Where's your outrage, Mr. President, when the New York Times just reported that at least 250 Disney World employees have been discharged, with many forced to train their own foreign replacements that have temporary H-IB work visas?

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Go After Jimmy John's And Amazon

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chiding companies such as Jimmy John's and Amazon.com, Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would forbid employers from req...

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.