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A Thousand Workers At The Trump Taj Mahal Are Still On Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Rajeshra Patel used to clean 14 rooms per day in her job here as a housekeeper at the Trump Taj Mahal. A couple of years ago, t...

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

Paris Faces Piles Of Trash, Transportation Issues As Euro 2016 Kicks Off

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

The 2016 UEFA European Championship started Friday in Paris, a city whose streets are currently overflowing with trash because garbage collectors are ...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Taking on Wall Street

Chris Shelton | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is playing a leading role in the fight to Take On Wall Street because our members, like millions of workin...

Can You Hear Me Now, Verizon?

Betsy Derr | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Betsy Derr

Verizon is making drastic changes to my life -- all in the name of saving a few dollars or for management efficiency. Now I have a question for Mr. Lowell McAdam: Is that money worth dismantling the lives of so many families?

Are the Salaries of Verizon's Executives Being Charged to Low Income Families?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While I personally don't care how much someone makes a year or their net worth, in this case, I care when the salaries and other compensation somehow end up being paid for by local phone customers in an expense item called "Corporate Operations.'

Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers On Picket Line

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) boosted the cause of striking Verizon workers on Wednesday, joining them on a picket line in New York...

Spare the Frame, Spoil the Grandpa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.13.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

People have said for years that I will end up in the gutter. Little did I know it would happen when I went bowling with my 3-year-old granddaughter.

Verizon CWA and IBEW Union Members Go on Strike: America's Communications Future Is at Stake.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Whether you do or do not care about unions or their members, this is more about a plan by Verizon to eliminate expenses and the networks that they don't want to maintain or even upgrade, even though you paid for that to happen multiple times.

Verizon Workers To Strike This Week If They Don't Get A Contract

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

Labor unions representing 40,000 Verizon workers say they will carry out the largest U.S. strike in five years if they can't reach a deal with the com...

What's the Point of the Chicago Teachers Union Walkout?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Peter Cunningham

Public protest is an honored tradition in our democracy. From the American Revolution to Black Lives Matter, speaking out for fairness, justice and fr...

Flint Workers to Presidential Candidates: $15/Hour and Union Rights

Tyrone Stitt | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Tyrone Stitt

I'm a lifelong resident of Flint, Michigan, and a lifelong fast-food worker. That means my tap water is toxic, and my paycheck is too small to afford a safe alternative.

The Political Power of a College Football Team

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

As members of the university community, football players can enhance equity and non-discrimination on campus and promote a safe environment for all students. All it would take is the threat of a strike.

On Labor Day: Corporations Deploy Anti-Worker Weapon

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Instead of picnicking, Steelworkers in six states will spend this Labor Day picketing the gates of a dozen Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) specialty mills. These 2,200 Steelworkers are not on strike. They never even took a strike vote to threaten a walkout. ATI locked them out of their jobs.

Community Wisdom and the Dyett High School Hunger Strikers

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Until we get to a point where decision making can be shared in Chicago and elsewhere, we will stand with the wisdom of our partners and friends at Dyett who are risking their well-being in their quest for a high performing community school.

Desperate Calais Migrants Stow Away On Trucks Snarled In French Port Strike Traffic

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

French transport strikes backed up traffic for miles leading into the Channel Tunnel that connects Britain and France on Tuesday, stoking the area's o...

The Disappointment of Fulfilled Dreams in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
John Feffer

Many Poles dreamed of the day when the Communist regime would fall. But even after the semi-free elections of June 4, 1989, in which Solidarity-affiliated candidates won nearly all the contested seats, few anticipated that their dreams would come true so quickly.

Dave Jamieson

Some Federal Workers Claim They Were Shorted On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of D.C. workers employed under federal contracts filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Wednesday alleging that they've ...

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

What it's Like to Be Part of the Longest Academic Strike in Oregon's History

Meaghan Emery | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Meaghan Emery

I am a graduate student currently on strike in Eugene, Oregon. Our union is asking for fair wages and paid leave for medical emergencies or for the birth or adoption of a new child -- pretty basic, right?

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Why Is Ferguson Like George Pullman's Grave?

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Pullman had to be buried in a coffin covered in tar paper and asphalt, enclosed in a room-sized block of concrete, reinforced with railroad ties. Workers probably wouldn't have desecrated his grave, but if you'd been hated that thoroughly and justifiably, would you take chances?

Striking Professors At General Theological Seminary Respond Positively To School's Offer

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

The eight General Theological Seminary professors who have been on strike over working conditions at the New York City school have tentatively agreed ...

What The Hell Is Happening At General Theological Seminary?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion

Faculty members at the country’s oldest Episcopal seminary are facing off against the school’s President, blasting him for his allegedly bullying,...