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Black History Is Labor History: How Jim Crow-Era Racism Is Impacting Homecare Workers Today

Doug Moore | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Doug Moore

This Black History Month, let's celebrate and honor Black history by recognizing and committing to all of the work we have still to do. No one is equal until we are all equal.

Bargaining Power to the People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Moving right-to-work (for less) from the state to the county level is the latest tactic in the relentless campaign by CEOs and corporations to reverse gains made by workers in the 1930s New Deal.

Minimum Wage, Minimum Age: Republicans Continue to Fight

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

The media, Congress and American workers are talking about raising the minimum wage nationally. So why hasn't an increase been passed? Who opposes raising the minimum wage? Not average Americans. Not even most Republicans. The answer: Republicans in Congress.

States Must Find Way to Do Right by Home Care Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

When does justice delayed become justice denied? For the nation's 2 million home care workers, that time may be here. But states have the power to rectify the situation, and they should.

The State of the Direct Care Worker

Carla Washington | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carla Washington

Another recurring theme in President Obama's State of the Union address was that progress in America does not stand still -- and neither should our efforts to ensure that direct care workers share in the fruits of the American dream.

Keeping the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For this administration, raising the minimum wage is just one part of what the president has called the "unfinished business" of America.

After 75 Years, Minimum Wage Protections Still Elude Home Care Workers

Sarah Leberstein | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Sarah Leberstein

One of our nation's cornerstone workplace laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, turned 75 this week. America's roughly 2.5 million home care workers might not be celebrating the anniversary, however.

Dave Jamieson

A Promise From Obama To Workers Still Unfulfilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In December of 2011, President Barack Obama stood at the White House alongside a group of home care workers and announced that his admin...

The FLSA at 75

Louis Pechman | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Louis Pechman

The America we live in is far different from that which existed 75 years ago and both employee advocates and company executives have raised serious questions as to how well the FLSA is currently working.

75 Years of Rewarding Work and Responsibility

Seth D. Harris | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Seth D. Harris

A higher minimum wage provides a shot in the arm to an economy powered above all by consumer demand. When working families have more money in their pockets, they don't stash it in offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands -- they pump it back into their local economies.

All Parents Want Their Children to Have Productive, Fulfilling Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For young people with the most significant disabilities, the Special Minimum Wage Certificate means the difference between reaching their personal employment potential and having no job at all.

Loosening the Ties That Bind

Kathie Lingle | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Kathie Lingle

The major flaw in the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is that it's only a start to what needs to be done.

Worst Lunch Break Ever? AT&T Techs Not Allowed To Read, Turn On Air-Condtioning, Suit Alleges

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

If an employee is not allowed to read, listen to music or use heat or air conditioning during a lunch break, can it still be considered a "break" from...