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Dave Jamieson

Walmart Worker Strikes, Is Fired 6 Months Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

On the day before Thanksgiving last year, Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her Walmart store in St. Cloud, Fla. As HuffPost reported at the time, sh...

Amazon Workers Strike

AP | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — Amazon's German workers are staging a short-term strike in a push for higher wages. The ver.di union said Monday employ...

Arthur Delaney

Low-Wage Strikes Come To Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrika Meade started working at the sunglass stand in Union Station six weeks ago. She said she earns $8.25 an hour on an irregular sche...

Stand With Low-Wage Workers

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We have everything to gain by supporting men and women who are putting a human face on the statistics about growing inequality in America. We all lose because the polarization of wealth threatens our economy and our democracy.

Eight Questions With Newsies' Director Jeff Calhoun

Danny Groner | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Newsies on Broadway is an absolute joy to see. The music and choreography help make it a modern classic, but what stands out most is the immaculate set that caters to and escorts in a New York unseen since the turn of the 20th century.

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just w...

Police Officers Strike in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Predictable. The police have gone on strike in Honduras... well, at least in seven districts of Tegucigalpa. It's unclear how many of the 2,500 police...

Major Crisis Averted

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Port operators along the East Coast have reached a tentative deal on a new contract with the union for longshoremen, averting a possible...

Thousands Of Workers Strike At Coca-Cola Factories

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

BERLIN -- Thousands of Coca-Cola employees in Germany are staging short-term warning strikes this week in a dispute over wages. Workers at two Coca-C...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Hockey Is Back

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports
Jeff Danziger

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Of Longshoremen, Investment Bankers and Class Warfare

David Macaray | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
David Macaray

So if money is continuing to gravitate toward businesses, not only in generous amounts, but in record amounts, why are we opposed to the middle-class sharing in that largess? Aren't working folks, as much as Corporate America, entitled to a larger slice of the pie?

WATCH: Union Leader: Obama Should Help Workers Who Got Him Elected

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union and member of the AFL-CIO's Executive Council, told HuffPost Live Thursday that President Bar...

JFK Workers Threaten Strike Before Christmas

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Security guards at John F. Kennedy Airport are threatening to walk off the job this month. The nonunion workers say they want better trai...

LA Port Strike: 'A Billion Here, A Billion There...'

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
James Bryson Hyatt

$1-billion-a-day figure estimating the costs of the Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach strike was trotted out quickly and promoted widely, because it's attention-getting. And possibly, because it serves certain political objectives. But it's not accurate.

Help Us Record The Walmart Strike As It Happens

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Walmart workers at 1,000 stores nationwide are planning strikes and protests this Friday, and we need your help seeing it all unfold. The workers s...

Dave Jamieson

Workers From Hershey Scandal Win Big Backpay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Foreign students who claimed they toiled under abusive conditions at a Pennsylvania plant handling Hershey candies last year have won over $200,000 in...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Strike At Walmart Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to ...

Dave Jamieson

Strikes Mark New Chapter For Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

When a strike among Walmart store employees spread to twelves cities last week, a spokesman for the largest private-sector employer in the world made ...

More Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Factory Worker Who Had Half His Brain Removed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A Chinese Apple manufacturer has a message for a worker who had half his brain removed after a factory accident: Get out of the hospital or else. Z...

They're Called "Scabs" for a Reason

David Macaray | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

Once a strike is settled -- win, lose, or draw -- the full-time, invested workers get their jobs back, and the temporary workers leave. The jobs they've been poaching don't belong to them.

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Chicago Teachers Give Alderman Moreno a Lesson in Democracy

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

I was quite disappointed early this week to read an email sent from "Hipster" Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno's office admonishing members of Chicago Teachers Union in their fight for better schools.

My Parents Were Chicago Public School Teachers

Anne Sobel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

My mother and father were Chicago public school teachers for the entirety of their 30-year careers. I wish commentors offended by the suggestion teachers should get paid well could spend one day in a public school teacher's shoes.

Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...