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Democrats Too Often Prioritize Political Opportunism Over Principled Policymaking

Ben Spielberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Despite the presence of an increasingly viable progressive alternative, Democrats continue to lean against their own interests in the mistaken belief that it will help them win elections. Then they wonder why we're stuck with rising inequality and a political system rigged against the majority of the population.

One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, giving her candidacy the official backing of yet another...

Hillary Clinton Is Pulling Away From Bernie Sanders With Union Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it came time to think seriously about endorsing a presidential candidate for 2016, Paul Feeney says it wasn't a hard decision for ...

How The Fight For $15 Could Affect Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business

It was a triumphant day for low-wage workers' Fight for $15 campaign. Hundreds of marches in cities across the country on Tuesday were...

Fast Food Strikes Hit Cities Throughout The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

Nearly three years after launching its first worker strike, the Fight for 15 was reaping the fruits of its labor on Tuesday. The union-backed ...

The People United

David Morris | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Even mighty New York City, with over 8 million people, must go hat in hand to Albany to request permission to reduce city speed limits, install red light cameras, open their courts at night, or raise taxes other than those imposed on property.

Championing the SEIU's 'Fight for $15' Wage Drive

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

While increased wages will indeed lead to a major disruption of the elder care industry, it will ultimately raise the quality and availability of caregiving in America and actually reduce the cost for families in need of elder care.

Labor Day 2015: People Are Sticking Together and Winning Together -- Hopefully for Good

Valarie Long | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Valarie Long

In a country where wages have been held down by powerful corporations for decades, and where 42 percent of working people are now paid less than $15 an hour, a growing desire to raise wages is inevitable.

Tax Cuts and Budget Vetoes Highlight Governor Scott's Shrinkage Victory Tour

Gary Stein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Miami
Gary Stein

They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.

Dave Jamieson

Home Care Workers Win Fight For $15 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Massachusetts home care workers have notched the latest victory in the Fight for $15. Under an agreement Thursday with the office of Gov. Charlie B...

Ding, Dong: Labor Sends a Message to One of Its Biggest Corporate Collaborators

Jamie Court | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

In the labor movement, there are two kinds of leaders -- those who fight big corporations, and those who collaborate with them. The poster child for the collaborators just had half his membership taken away.

Why Innovation is Key to McDonald's Future

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Having built a global empire, the question now is whether McDonald's can maintain its current market position and even continue to grow. To achieve the enduring growth that Steve Easterbrook seeks, McDonald's needs to get better at horizon scanning and trend anticipation.

Actors Equity Meets Franz Kafka

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.

This Union Is Spending Big With Hopes Of Improving The Plight Of Low-Wage Workers

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Nathan Layne and Lisa Baertlein April 15 (Reuters) - Tens of millions of dollars and counting. That's how much the Service Employee...

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Love the Hands that Feed You. 6 Tips for a More Sustainable Valentine's Day.

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This Valentine's Day, before planning your romantic dinner or buying roses and chocolate, think about how your choices will affect the hands that feed you.

Dave Jamieson

What A Fired Qdoba Worker Tells Us About The Fast Food Strikes | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 4, Rosa Velasquez went on strike to protest low wages in the fast food industry. The following day, the 52-year-old grandmother ...

Dr. Adjunct or: How I Learned to Stop Suffering and Love Collective Bargaining

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Tracy Strauss

If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.

A Year Later, Typhoon Haiyan's Lesson Is: More Extreme Storms Demand More Extreme Measures

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Mary Kay Henry

Let there be no more devastation like Haiyan. Let us be the generation to leave the children we love a safer world and a more vibrant economy. Everyone's future depends on it.

SEIU, Kaiser Collude to Defeat Proposition 45

Sal Rosselli | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Sal Rosselli

Proposition 45 is pretty simple: It would grant California's elected insurance commissioner veto power over health insurance companies' exorbitant rate hikes. The job of the office of the insurance commissioner is to ensure that consumers don't get ripped off.

Dave Jamieson

Pro-Union Burger King Worker Disciplined For Poor Pickle Placement | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

In colorful fashion, a judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that a major Burger King franchisee in Michigan had committed variou...

Why Are Fast Food Workers Being Vilified?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

History shows that Henry Ford doubled wages and still managed to increase profits. Are we really supposed to believe McDonald's can't spend a single penny more on workers without going bankrupt or ruining the U.S. economy?

Climate Crisis Is Every Working Person's Crisis

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Mary Kay Henry

Will we leave the children we love a safer, healthier planet than the one that was handed off to us? Will they breathe clean air, swim in the ocean, find jobs in healthy communities and a healthy economy? This is why we march.

What's Wrong With Fast Food Workers Earning a Living Wage?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The goal of $15 per hour is likely a pipe dream. But with around $8.5 billion in income, $3.5 billion in dividend payments, and another $67 million in executive compensation (2012), it seems McDonald's can afford to increase wages some.