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Collective Bargaining

Stronger Unions Will Save The Middle Class, Labor Secretary Says

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business

More collective bargaining agreements are the key to building a stronger middle class, according to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. Speaking to The Huf...

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Uber Disrupts Organized Labor and a Union may get More Dues Paying Members

F. Vincent Vernuccio | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
F. Vincent Vernuccio

While disrupting the car-for-hire industry with its ride-sharing app, Uber created a new level of job flexibility and choice for the people who drive ...

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past three decades, corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren't dead; they're just exclusive now.

DOL Rule Change Sheds Light on Anti-Union Tactics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

It is clear to most people that corporations hold numerous advantages over everyday Americans when it comes to power in the workplace. But thankfully, the Obama administration just took a step to close a loophole that will shine a spotlight on those engaging in anti-union activities.

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 orga...

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 unio...

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 t...

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.

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 07.29.2016 | 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 ...