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Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

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Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

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Workers Vote Union, Get Immediately Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

On June 24, Bec Goodbourn and Kerry Henderson cast ballots in a union election held for the staff of Book Culture, the independent bookstore where the...

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and other Tennessee Republicans scored a major victory earlier this month when the United Auto Workers lost their c...

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Guitar Center Workers Are Going Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in New York and Chicago, employees at a Guitar Center store in Las Vegas voted on Friday to unionize. If the ...

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Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

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Car Wash Workers Make History In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

In a move that labor union officials said may be industry-changing, recently unionized car wash workers in New York City have ratified a contract with...

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Pain Under Bain: Retailer's Pay Rates Fall After Buyout

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Ernest Hampson has been working at Guitar Center for six years, not a brief span in the world of retail. During that time, the 26-year-old Brooklyn re...

Living Wage Is a Step in the Right Direction

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC businesses, especially those that receive city subsidies, must do something to alleviate the hardships faced by our city's poorest families. The Living Wage bill is the first step in a process that can ensure that this happens.

Working People Are Hurting This Labor Day

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

As we observe Labor Day 2011, it's clear that working men and women in the U.S. and Canada are hurting. As more and more money continues to be siphoned off by the wealthiest, the middle class is being decimated.

Macy's NYC Employees Could Strike For First Time In Nearly Forty Years

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Roy Strom) - Workers at four New York City area Macy's Inc stores, including its Herald Square flagship, could strike lat...

Labor Says Mott's Apples Are Rotten to the Core

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Today, Mott's is owned by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), based in Plano, Texas. Ever since DPS took over the New York factory, union members claim, family spirit at the company has been destroyed.