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Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law Fight Moves To South Korea

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, which has large plants in Alabama, hasn't responded publicly to the state's extreme immigration law -- yet. Civ...

Protecting Democracy in America Means Protecting Voting Rights and Civil Rights

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

It is imperative that we not only understand the fight against restrictive voter ID laws , but that we also acknowledge that racist, anti-immigration laws, like Alabama's HB56, is an assault on the very values that civil rights marchers stood for nearly 50 years ago.

Obama Getting Big Boost From Key Constituency

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year...

The Golden Years: One Step Forward or Several Steps Back?

Gerry Hudson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

While the recent drop in unemployment numbers is great news, I wonder about how it will impact older African-American baby boomers. Our looming retirement security crisis, disproportionally affects African Americans, many of whom are retiring in poverty after a lifetime of work.

We Must Win Back the American Dream for the 99% In 2012

Gerry Hudson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

As we honor Dr. King's legacy this year, we must remember that working families deserve economic justice, including America's 13 million unemployed, the long-term unemployed and the 24 million people looking for work.

Janell Ross

Office Cleaners, Building Owners Get To Yes

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

New York office cleaners and building owners reached a tentative four-year labor agreement late Friday, averting a potential New Year's Day strike. ...

Dave Jamieson

Unhappy New Year For Workers Facing Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

Around 800 nursing home workers in Connecticut could be out of a job when the New Year's ball drops this weekend, as nursing home company HealthBridge...

Janell Ross

New York Building Cleaner Strike Could Have National Implications

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

As the New Year's Eve contract deadline looms for office cleaners who attend to some of New York City's most iconic buildings and the companies that o...

Janell Ross

N.Y. Building Cleaners Poised to Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Workers who clean more than 1,500 buildings in New York -- including iconic facilities such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and the T...

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Wall Street Adjusts To Outside Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- During a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C., several hundred progressives gathered on K Street were protesting the same outrage bu...

Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's bad enough to watch powerful people break the law with impunity, shatter the economy, get rescued with taxpayer dollars, and then get to scoff at the law as they walk away unpunished. Here's what's even worse: If they're not brought to justice, they'll do it again.

Occupy Wall Street: The First Quarter and Beyond

George Gresham | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
George Gresham

In the world Wall Street has made, quarterly results are the measure of all things. And so, with the three-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street just passed, it is, inevitably, time to take stock of the movement.

Paul Blumenthal

Protesters Target Wall Street's Favorite Little Lobbying Shop

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, union members and Occupy protesters swarmed across downtown Washington, D.C. in an effort to protest companies that pay mo...

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Protesters Take Over K Street, Resulting In Dozens Of Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- At least 60 protesters were arrested on K Street NW, the historical lobbying hub of the nation's capital, as they blocked four key inter...

Police Arrest Protesters Blocking D.C. Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets of the nation's capital on Wednesday blocking downtown inters...

WATCH: Tea Party Rep Avoids The 99% In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A group of protesters from the Chicago area in Washington, D.C. for the "Take Back the Capitol" week of action paid a visit to U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's o...

Republicans Maneuvering To Quash New Rules

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday moved ahead with plans to speed the pace of union elections, even as Republicans in...

Health Care Workers File Bold Voter Initiatives to Rein in Health Care Costs in California

Dave Regan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Dave Regan

Preserving the status quo is simply not possible. We need fundamental reform oriented around quality, cost-reduction and an aggressive attempt to reduce chronic disease.

Dave Jamieson

Airport Workers Say Pay Is Illegally Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Every day she goes to work at O'Hare International Airport, Elda Burke faces the same dilemma. Burke, 30, works as a passenger at...

Dave Jamieson

Newt Gingrich's Cavalier View Of Janitorial Work Challenged By Facts

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argued at an address at Harvard University last week that American school systems should...

Progressive California Is Ready to Go on Offense

Dolores Huerta | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

Progressive leaders are trading notes, breaking down silos, building power and going on offense. In 2012, the strength of the 99% will be felt in California.

Elise Foley

Democrats Visit Alabama To Push For End Of Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A group of congressional Democrats gathered in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday to show support for a growing movement against the state's immigration law,...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Occupy Detroit, Unions March Across Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

On a day where protesters came together across the globe to rally in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street on its two-month anniversary, Detroit saw not ...

Sam Stein

Who's Targeting Latino Voters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union, one of the most influential labor organizations in Washington, D.C., is undertaking a compreh...

Dave Jamieson

Expecting Tight Race, Major Union Gives Obama Early Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's largest labor unions gave President Obama an early 2012 endorsement on Wednesday, pledging to spend nearly a full ye...