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Labor Relations

A Salute to America's Working People

John T. Delaney | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

Today, the value of unions is increasingly being called into question, including by college professors in the classroom. Unions are seen as out-of-date and unnecessary, and the reason for every problem in the business world.

What Typing Cows Teach Us

Carl Fillichio | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type has certainly made an impression since it was published in 2000. There is no doubt it is helping to shape an important aspect of work in America.

Why SeaWorld's Cuts in Staff Hours Is No Suprise To Me

David Kirby | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
David Kirby

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is cutting hours for 18,000 part-time and seasonal workers, in a move that will allow it to skirt provisions of the new Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and save millions from not providing healthcare coverage to those employees at 11 parks around the country.

Alice Hines

Oklahoma Walmart Workers Join Strike Movement In Spite Of Alleged Intimidation From Management

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

The wave of organized Walmart strikes that hit 12 states last week has now inspired more of the company's employees to take up the cause. On Sunday...

Christina Wilkie

Exclusive: Inside Walmart's Secret Strike Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

Walmart launched a large-scale response this week to a series of unprecedented labor strikes, according to a confidential document obtained by The Huf...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Refs Return While Other Lockouts Grind On

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Each week in Muscatine, Iowa, Tony Newton and his friends watch the trucks haul grain out of the local corn-processing plant, trying to gauge producti...

Would the NFL Be Destroyed If the Players Won?

David Berri | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports
David Berri

The NFL owners are behaving like capitalists, in the sense that they want higher profits. They just don't want the system of competition and capitalism interfering with their pursuit of higher profits.

What the Lakers and Celtics Tell Us About Labor Relations in Professional Sports

David Berri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Berri

Here is the basic story that professional leagues have told: the outcome of sporting events must be uncertain. It certainly seems plausible. The NBA, though, seems to defy the story.

La Danse and Undercover Boss: The Hierarchy of Labor

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trish Kinney

As a young woman, I owned a dance studio and took work as a professional choreographer for musicals and operas. My father lured me into the world of ...

From Browns To Clowns ... NFL Revenue Sharing Needs A Makeover

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

The sports world socialism of NFL revenue sharing enables a team to put a bad product on the field and still show a decent bottom line.

The Heritage Foundation Spreads Lies on YouTube About the Employee Free Choice Act

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The right to organize independent labor unions and to collectively bargain is what built the American middle class. The Heritage Foundation would like to take away that right.