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The Big Do-Over at Kaiser

Steve Early | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

If SEIU is ousted when ballots are counted in early May, this once fast-growing union will suffer a greater membership loss in a single election than it did all last year when it shrunk by 43,000 members.

Labor Group Launches Big Immigration Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Service Employees International Union will begin to air $300,000 in ads nationwide on Wednesday to call for a pathway to citizenship for undocumen...

Elise Foley

Latino Groups: 2014 Won't Be Pretty For Immigration Reform Opponents | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino leaders gave a warning Wednesday to members of Congress who oppose comprehensive immigration reform: voters are watching, and the...

Wheelchair-bound Homeowner With Breast Cancer Pledges to Fight Bank Eviction

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

California is ground zero in the battle between homeowners and Wall Street.

Amanda Terkel

Michelle Obama Touts Early Voting In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WAUSAU, Wis. -- First lady Michelle Obama was in Wisconsin on Friday, revving up supporters just three days before Badger State residents can go to th...

Alabama Immigration Law Causes Labor Shortage, Forces Importation Of Immigrants

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an internat...

Obama Spanish-Language Ad: Mitt Romney Opposed First Latina Supreme Court Justice

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign touted his appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor -- and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's opposition to it -- i...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Eliminate Big Obama Advantage | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs and conservative non-profit groups have helped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blunt the massive television adv...

Spanish-Language Ad Asks Romney To Show His Papers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Time to show your papers, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action and labor group Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will tell Mitt Romn...

UIC Workers Will Strike Starting May 30

Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago

More than 80 percent of University of Illinois Chicago medical support staff will engage in a three-day strike starting May 30 unless they reach a new...

UIC Workers Agree To Strike: Hundreds Of Support Staff Will Walk Out

Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago

More than 80 percent of University of Illinois Chicago medical support staff voted to strike if management refuses to offer them wage increases. A ...

UIC Workers Union To Vote On Strike After Contract Negotiations Stall

Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

Roughly 500 workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will decide whether to strike this week after months of unproductive contract negotiation...

Civil Rights Groups Urge Automakers to Take a Stand Against HB 56

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.

Marine Fights Freddie Mac to Save His Home

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"I didn't do anything wrong. I'm doing this for my family and for the millions of other families in similar situations. We can't let the Wall Street banks and Freddie Mac get away with these kinds of practices."

PHOTOS: Financial District Workers, Activists March Against Inequality

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

While Republican frontrunners Mitt Romney and New Gingrich made campaign stops in Miami Wednesday, hundreds of people marched in solidarity with predo...

WATCH: Protesters Collect 'Donations For The Rich'

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Representatives of the SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indianareleased a video last week of a recent Occupy Chicago solidarity demonstration where partic...

20,000 NYC Office Cleaners May Go On Strike

Posted 11.30.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The union that represents cleaning staff at more than 1,500 New York City office buildings will vote Thursday on whether to authorize ...

Dave Jamieson

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

Elise Foley

Democrats Visit Alabama To Push For End Of Immigration Law | 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 | 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 ...

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many observers view this new phenomenon as the progressive counterpart to the Tea Party. There are some important similarities and some significant differences. Here are some key points of comparison.

Victory! Transforming Occupy Wall Street From a Moment to a Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Is the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon a moment of protest or a movement for sustained change? Will Rose Gudiel become the Rosa Parks of a new economic justice movement?

Steve Mnuchin, Meet Rose Gudiel

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

Gudiel would like Mnuchin to visit her at her home, because his OneWest Bank is trying to evict her and her family. If Mnuchin won't come to visit Gudiel, she will visit him, and bring some of her neighbors and friends with her.

Elise Foley

Spanish-Language Ads To Target Mandatory E-Verify | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

Labor Unions, Benefits Understood, Have Almost Never Been Less Popular

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

The vast majority of Americans say labor unions raise wages and better working conditions, a new survey finds. Yet despite those benefits, Americans h...