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Organized Labor

7 Reasons You Should Join a Union

David Macaray | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
David Macaray

Generally speaking, union jobs pay significantly more than non-union jobs. You want to be part of the American middle-class? Join a union.

Let's Make A Deal: UAW Nears Vote On GM Contract

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

About 48,500 General Motors Co workers at U.S. factories will begin considering the details of a proposed four-year contract on Tuesday that represent...

Labor Day: Dreaming of Joe Hill

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Joe Hill was a labor activist in the early 1900's -- the sort you used to hear more about in American popular culture. This Labor Day, I wonder what he would make of the demise of unions and the struggles of American workers.

Do We Need a Heavy Dose of Street Theater?

David Macaray | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

There is nothing that Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy fear more than worker solidarity, whether in the form of street protests or general strikes. Which is why they continue to demonize organized labor.

DNC Convention An Issue In Charlotte Mayoral Race

Creative Loafing | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

And, in this Charlotte mayoral campaign, DNC 2012 is an issue. On his website, Stone says a GOP mayor will better safeguard the interests of Charlo...

A Faith-Full Labor Day Weekend

Troy Jackson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Troy Jackson

This Labor Day weekend, we are challenging every congregation and faith community in Ohio and around the nation to devote a portion of your worship service to exploring a biblically informed perspective on labor.

Bring It On: Unions Want Competition With Private Sector, Say They Can Save $242 Million

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

In response to layoffs threatened by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's labor leaders have made a set of proposals they believe will save the city hundreds...

Rahm Emanuel Sends 625 Layoff Notices As Union Showdown Continues

Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

The fears of many city workers were realized Friday as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 625 layoffs after the Chicago Federation of Labor reported...

Lila Shapiro

While Labor Unions Show Their Might In U.K., Workers' Influence Remains Slight In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

To those prone to suggest that the power of organized labor is declining in advanced economies, Great Britain offered up a potent counter-argument las...

Lila Shapiro

Union-Busting Tactics More Pervasive Than Thought, Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

In the last half-century of American organized labor, the deck has rarely been so stacked against workers, say labor historians. When it comes to u...

The Plane Truth: Unions Don't Equal Quality

Marty Robins | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

Given the fragility of our economic recovery, I feel compelled to speak out in opposition to well meaning, but potentially disastrous, suggestions for having government tell a private company how to enhance the quality of its output.

Lila Shapiro

Target Workers Reject Unionization

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Workers at a Target store outside of New York City voted against joining the United Food and Commercial Workers Friday, dealing...

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Tensions Rise Before Historic Union Vote At Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- On the day before a historic union vote at a Target outside New York City, tensions at the store -- among employees, management...

Lila Shapiro

American Labor's Next Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Workers at a Target store in Long Island have a different twist on the discount retailer's famous catch phrase, "Expect More. P...

An Unconscionable Silence

Rick Sloan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

Where are labor's allies? Where are Israel's friends? Where, exactly, are the supporters of civil rights, immigrant rights and women's rights? Each ...

Arthur Delaney

'America Wants To Work': Organizing The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

The community organizing affiliate of the AFL-CIO is coordinating with state labor groups to hold monthly meetings of the unemployed in five U.S. citi...

Fairness for Workers

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Bruce Braley

Hard working Iowans and all middle class Americans deserve fair wages. That's why I defended Project Labor Agreements at yesterday's hearing

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Remembering the Recession on St. Patrick's Day

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

American workers today are reliving the hard times that laid waste to an entire island 150 years ago. As the toasts of "Erin Go Bragh" echo across Washington today, the complete indifference of politicians is, once again, on display for an entire continent to see.

Kennedy's Blunder, or How Free Trade Turned Sour for America

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

How did America end up in its present trade pickle? In retrospect, America's decisive wrong turn was probably John F. Kennedy's Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

Governor Walker's Coup D'Etat

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans have now made it crystal clear that their goal all along had nothing whatever to do with the state budget and everything to do with busting unions.

We Are All Part of the Labor Movement Now

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle of Wisconsin is about the principle of whether everyday people have the right to sit at a bargaining table and have a say about their wages, their working conditions, and their jobs.

PHOTOS: Downtown LA Rally Brings Out Thousands In Support Of Wisconsin Protesters

The Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a show of solidarity with the ongoing protests in Madison, Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip most public employees of collec...

Attacks on Unions Barking up the Wrong Money Tree

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instead of screaming about the advances public employees have made to preserve health care, job security and economic justice, angry voters should be asking who has been keeping them from obtaining the same.

VIDEO: Sam Stein On Obama's 'Dance' With Unions

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss his recent article on the 'delicate dance' that President Obama now finds h...